Over the Road Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – September 1, 2018
I've been with a few big companies and Celadon wasn't HORRIBLE, but wasn't the best. If you don't pay attention they will screw you! Also the equipment is trash. I went through two prostars in one week! Layover pay Is a joke.And also the planners will screw up the delivery and pick up times, so watch out! You'll either be too early or too late n have to sit on that load! But as a whole, they are a big company, so, it's all about the money. Use them like they use you and ✌️
Nice corporate terminal, SOME cool DM's
Raggedy equipment, poor home time, management and low miles
Certified Forklift Operator (Current Employee) – Janesville, WI – August 20, 2018
I liked working with all of the guys at Celadon. I put in lots of hours to make a decent wage. Working close to 60 hours a week plus another 6 or 7 hours a week travel time put a damper on my home life. A job came up 4 miles from my home for the same hourly pay. So I left Celadon.
Operations Analyst (Former Employee) – Gadsden, AL – August 15, 2018
This was my first dispatcher job and this small company was in the process of being bought out. I was originally hired for night dispatch which was just helping with maintenance issues and gas. Then referring to their driver manager during the day shift. I was then moved to Owner Operator Operations Manager. I was not provided with the training that would make me successful at my job. Everyone else was sent to Indiana to train at corporate. I believe that I was hired solely for appearance. They were in the process of being bought out by Celadon and there were no African American driver managers.
CDL Class A Driver (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – August 11, 2018
I am currently employed as a CDL A driver at Celadon Trucking. Celadon appears to be a good company. Lots of reorganization geared toward Driver retention. Starting pay is standard for the industry. Bonuses are attractive. I would recommend Celadon to drivers looking for a home base.
Nice Welcome Center for Drivers. Competent management and Dispatch.
Standard pay. Needs more terminals to secure trucks and personal vehicles.
Great place to volunteer your time if you dont need the money
Company Driver (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – July 27, 2018
No money and bad equipment. My benefits were $80.00 a week for individual and I never saw the doctor. Could have paid cash for the money I spent. I was running refridgerated. I've heard from teams and dry van they were making money, but I couldn't afford to keep paying these people to work for them. As far as companies go there are worse. All the money DOT is costing them, they seem to want to get out of unaware drivers, especially new ones. Bottom line; if it don't make dollers, it don't make sense.
They dont put cameras and baby monitors in their trucks, just prepass and qualcom. Also the dispatchers are really good, patient work out problems if they come up. Some drivers have had a bad experience, but i don't think that's common. Even night and weekend shifts helpful.
They charge the driver for tolls, scales, washouts, truck wash, even lumpers that they may or may not pay back with their "we will pay you back if..." policies., Equiptment kept like most practice trucks for beginners, they just aren't going to spend the money., Internationals are heavy trucks to run refridgerated with full tanks, so it ran overweight if not checked.
Company Driver Trainer (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – July 2, 2018
Great company to work for! Driver manager was easy to get along with, and operations was willing to listen and solve problems when they arose. I only left because the nurse they had doing DOT physicals did not follow FMCSR guidelines, and when called on it retaliated by refusing to give me a 1 Year card.
Dispatcher (Former Employee) – Waxahachie, TX – June 30, 2018
At the time of employment, the people in the position of authority in the office were not much for advancement nor were they allowing people in office develop and emphasize thoughts or implementing ideas.
Very disorganized. Planners have no idea what they're doing.
OTR Driver Refridgerated division (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – June 27, 2018
This is probably been one of the worst experiences working I've ever had driving a truck. All administrative offices are incompetent. Night and weekend shifts are the worst I've ever seen at any company. I would not recommend this job to anyone trying to make a good living.ni6
BILLING ANALYST (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – June 25, 2018
The people I encountered were friendly and willing to help. The job itself was easy adapt to and my responsibilities changed frequently. It was super stressful at certain times. Especially at the end of the month.
A starter company dor drivers fresh out of school.
Truck Driver Class A OTR (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – June 21, 2018
They have their own driving school, so they are a starter/learning company. You have to sign a contract for .29/mile for your first 200000 miles. As a company driver, they were not able to keep me adequately busy. I would average under 2000 miles per week, and having 3-4 day layovers in truck stops, waiting for a load, was a monthly experience. Sometimes multiple times a month. I stayed for a year because I know that's an important milestone in the industry, but at the end, when I figured out the math, I was averaging $6/hr working for them. I made more money working for the pizza place before them.
It really is a starter company, so all that stuff should be expected, I suppose, but I'm confident their turnover rate is huge.