- Report: #583352
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Complaint Review: Celadon Trucking
Celadon Trucking9503 E. 33rd Street Indianapolis, Indiana United States of America
Celadon Trucking Celadon Celadon is not a good company to work for is you're a driver. Indianapolis, Indiana
*UPDATE Employee: So true....
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Celadon should pay damages done to truckers who they wronged
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Year to date, I've driven 132,000 accident free miles with Celadon. I made 31k last year, before taking out my expenses. I was dispatched well over 300 days. This is not a reasonable living for the amount of hours I put in. I currently have close to 2k in unreimbursed expenses, tolls, wiper blades, etc. I wrote them off to recoup some of my lost expenses. I pay over 6k a year for my insurance. They only get me home on time about 50% of the time. They use shady tactics to keep you struggling and in the truck. You will be the working poor. The company has purchased/leased far too many trucks and have to roll you just enough to make their lease/purchase payments (that is a quote from management). Therefore, if they sit you, it's because you're close to the needed earned revenue for your truck. It's not about you as an individual driver, you are managed in a manner that best suits the company, regardless of their initial claims.
The only way to make the figures they give for personal income is to stay out on the road for very long extended periods. A minimum of 28 days per month would probably get you very close to the lower figure of 36k.
This is not a company a seasoned driver should work for, unless he loves being frustrated and poor. This company is about it's shareholders, cut and dry. You are merely a commodity that is acquired and released to suit their interests.
There are exceptions to what I've written, but in general. You won't make the numbers they give you. You will be lied to, you will be patronized, you will be slighted and most of all you will be considered a number at every turn. I would highly recommend to anyone thinking of working for Celadon Trucking to reconsider and weigh their options. You'd be better off working locally. You'll work less hours, make more money and get better home time; possibly even be treated with respect.
To those of you who chose to respond to this posting. I don't want to hear about your brother, mother, sister, dad, uncle, fiance or other people that "you know" that work or have worked for this company. Things aren't what they used to be and the management style of this company has drastically changed over the past 2 years. So save your comments for those who actually do the driving and work for these criminals.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/20/2010 01:23 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Celadon-Trucking/Indianapolis-Indiana-46235/Celadon-Trucking-Celadon-Celadon-is-not-a-good-company-to-work-for-is-youre-a-driver-Ind-583352. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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