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Celadon Trucking Services Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Paul Will
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Pros
  • Lots of good people who work there (in 7 reviews)

  • The company is growing at an incredible rate which offers much room for promotion (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay with little room to advance, regardless of experience or potential (in 7 reviews)

  • If you are in good with upper management you will see advancement (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Horrible upkeep"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Team Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Celadon Trucking Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They pay pretty good, kept us rolling. Good DMs. They have a pretty good cafeteria. Trucks come with a fridge. Easy to request hometime anywhere.

    Cons

    You can fuel ONLY where they activate your card to work. Most work on the truck MUST be done at the yard. Shop runs ONLY 7AM-10PM weekdays. Shop disregards drivers that know whats wrong with the truck. Refused to do a PM early. Original yard is littered with garbage and out of sevice vehicles and trailers. Only one washing machine and two dryers, washing machine almost always out of order. Trucks are NOT well maintained. I came in to get my ELog replaced and got my truck back with no interior lights and my fridge out. No break down pay.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain your property! Open the shop on weekends and get the simple stuff out of the yard sooner!


  2. "Company Driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Celadon Trucking Services full-time

    Pros

    Some new trucks, Cash Advance when you need it

    Cons

    Not enough freight for miles, DM's on the weekend not doing their jobs, No compensation for no freight, zip code to zip code instead of cpm.

    Advice to Management

    Driver's will continue to leave if they don't start paying better and getting more miles per week. Can't live off $600 to $700 dollars a week if you have a family.


  3. "Went to there training aint get it at first but they worked with me until i got it"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Celadon Trucking Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good training companies will take you quick when you say that you was trained there

    Cons

    Have to team drive when you get out of school for six months but if you was trained there they will always take you back

    Advice to Management

    Be more understanding when a team is not compatible


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  5. "Operations Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Celadon Trucking Services full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and nice schedule

    Cons

    not enough training to prepare employees to work by themselves

    Advice to Management

    put more training in to help retention.


  6. "manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Celadon Trucking Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the people are great to work with

    Cons

    Pay,no raises and not very good benefits

    Advice to Management

    Get better benefits/insurance and give raises


  7. "Avoid at all costs"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Administrative Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Celadon Trucking Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are great, but it does not help out weigh the bad.
    Basketball court, cafeteria, and workout classes are nice

    Cons

    Management is inexperienced and is chosen based on the school you graduated from
    Benefits are terrible even in the industry Celadon is in
    Pay is also very low compared to competitors
    Performance reviews are minimal and do not come with pay raises
    Communication is horrible on all levels

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people and promote the right person for management positions.
    Communicate to your employees more about everything
    Stop making rash business decisions that turn bad in a year or less (tons of layoffs due to poor decisions)


  8. "Fun atmosphere"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Celadon Trucking Services full-time

    Pros

    At the logistics building it's very laid back. Decent base plus good opportunity for large commission. Ping and beer Friday

    Cons

    Some micro management and very time sensitive but that just comes with the industry

    Advice to Management

    Don't shoot from the hip and develop a strong plan before making major changes


  9. "Celadon CDL school in Laredo, TX"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laredo, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laredo, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    NONE, This place is nothing but a racket, stop stealing from the government and exploited desperate people you amoral unscrupulous ......won't even refer to you as a company, more like a cess pool. SHAME ON YOU!

    Cons

    Exploitation of good people, trying to make positive changes in their lives.

    Advice to Management

    Recruiters know they are lying to these people.....how do you sleep at night? If you saw it first hand as I did.....believe me if your anything close to human you wouldn't!


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    "Gleason trucking"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of loads going to Texas, warm weather

    Cons

    Dispatcher can make things really difficult for drivers if they don't like you

    Advice to Management

    Give exit review to find out problems


  11. "Does not give a DAMN about their drivers"

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    Former Employee - Company Driver OTR in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Company Driver OTR in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Celadon Trucking Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Miles, I was new to truck driving and always was able to drive my legal clock every day.

    Cons

    Pay, it would not be a surprise to find if they are actually were the lowest for company drivers in the entire industry. Overall for the hours I actually clocked for driving plus on duty I only made about $10 per hour. Specifically they started me out at .25cpm for my training month then never raised me much above that. To make that worse I clocked nearly 30K miles on their truck but was only paid for 20K of them, and I stuck to their planned fuel stops and never went home.

    Finally, company communication is very poor overall and not just between me and my driver manager. I often found myself lost in abbreviated Qualcomm messages and when I sent messages or made a phone call I did not get a reply, on hold too long, or even hung up on.

    Advice to Management

    Improve on your company's communication in all areas and work on providing professional communication between drivers and driver managers. Example: Qualcom messages are abbreviated and unclear so I would make a phone to call to my driver manager to avoid confusion, but often it did not. Hold times were lengthy and I was often hung up on especially during their quitting time or on weekends. Now I consider myself to be very professional in providing great customer service but I have NEVER been in any situation where I felt like I was working for a company that just did not give a damn about me. My driver manager often talked down to me when I was only reaching out for help in a new or sticky situation.

    As for the Celadon Driving Academy Thank God that I got my CDL on my own. Their trainers were good and had good direction, but the truck/trainer to student ratio is too high to teach this demanding and dangerous profession. Finally the students are not well managed in areas of conduct on and off of the training areas including the dorm and hotel.

    Looking back I think First You Burn then You Learn should have been on the job description.



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