This company is a rip off, they put you in such a spot that it is frustrating to even repeat what I went thru. I joined this company with the aticipation of have a OTR career. I made all the necessary arrangements and tied up all loose ends before I left for Indiania. Little did I know the nightmare I would face daily, and at the end of the week when I got paid. It was a constant argument that I was given a payroll advance when I had put in for toll advance, when I got my check it would show that I was given so much for payroll advance and I was not reimbursed for the tolls that I had to pay out of my pocket. I tried and tried to communicate with my DM's, payroll and got absolutely nothing but the run around and was I was disputed in what I was saying, like I'm some kind of idiot. Daily I was left basically with no money and had to call home to borrow money so I could get something to eat and be able to continue my route so I could make my next drop. Thinking I will get reimbursed once I turn in my paperwork, ha ha. I only to got screwed out of my money again, day after day, week after week. I never got paid my reimbursement for my tolls, and I was shorted regularly on my mileage.
This company will set the drivers up if you complain to much, or when they suspect you plan to quit, they will direct you into a terminal and have security lock you out of your truck. They will direct you into another pickup and to drop it at another Celadon Terminal only to be called in and told your terminated and escorted off the grounds by security. So much for your belongings that they say they will ship home to ya. It's your problem in trying to find a way home, pay for you way home, and when Celedon is done with ya, your pockets are empty so you can be straided & become homeless overnight with no place to go and no food. CELADON DOES NOT CARE HOW THEY TREAT YOU, IT INHUMANE. I made sure to cover myself and didn't let that happen to me, I secured my way home by driving my truck home, removed my personal belongings and called Celadon and told them where there truck was located.
What a laugh, got my so called last pay which was a email of my paystub with all these so called charges, resulting in $0 dollars paid to me but they made it look like I owed them. Now the in the year to date numbers of tolls, reimbursements Celadon paid out etc jumped drastically trying to show that I was paid for tolls & other expenses. Never happened, I have the paperwork to prove it, and the numbers do not balance.
This company has some major issues at how they treat there fellow truckers.
I am furious at how I was treated and what I experienced, STAY AWAY, STAY AWAY. THEY WILL BLEED YOU DRY WITH YOUR POCKETS TURNED INSIDE OUT AND YOU WILL BE STANDING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD HITCHING A RIDE HOME.
It doesn't matter if you have weeks, months, or years of seniority with this company. Trying to solve a problem when your on the road and calling and talking to your DM's is a joke, and trying to communicate with anyone at Celadon regarding the problems you are having is a major joke. Your trapped on the road with their truck and responsible to make sure the load is dropped at the assigned destination otherwise your in violation. They change times on you & you are notified at the last minute that it was suppose to have been dropped hours before, or you find out about the change once you show up with the load. Your not a mind reader, you can only go on the information that dispatch and your DM's give you.
You get a couple of days off and they still expect you to run deliveries. What is up with that. For every week out you earn 1 day off. When I told I was going home for a couple of days after it being approved, dispatch just laughed and keep me sitting there waiting for a load to go out in my direction, otherwise I was told I had to wait until the next load. I put in for time off and was approved for my time off. What's up with that.
MAJOR PROBLEMS WITH THE DM's DRIVER MANAGERS, DISPATCH, & EMPLOYEE RELATIONS.
SO TAKE ADVICE OF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN BURNED, STAY AWAY, THEY WILL RIP YOU OFF LIKE YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN RIPPED OFF BEFORE.
What they tell you in orientation is not fact, once your on the road you find out the hard way. Celadon will leave nasty reports on your DAC report, and you will not know until it is to late. You will have to pay to get a copy of your DAC report to see what has been filed. The DAC report follows the truckers everywhere. Depending what is written about you it can cost you any or all future employment.
You have to argue about getting reimbursed your money which they will tell you that they did, but you have your paperwork to support the fact that you have not. Also, when you leave, you will get your final paperstub which is dubbed with false information. All truckers who have been wronged by this company need to unite and see about taking legal action against them.
REPORT THEM TO THE DEPT OF LABOR, THE UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICE, IF YOU HAVE LEGAL GROUNDS, SUE THEM.
The mental, emotional and financial duress you are put under should be illegal and Celadon should be responsible for any damages that they incurr to someone's reputation because of their misuse and lies reported on the DAC reports. They should be held accountable for the lifes that they have destroyed. They have the power to totally destroy a person's reputation, good work ethics, and future employment.
TRUCKERS UNITE AND STAND TOGETHER AGAINST THIS COMPANY IF YOU WERE WRONGED. I WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO OTHERS WHO HAVE GONE THRU MANY OF THE SAME PROBLEMS AND SEE WHERE WE CAN GO TO HAVE THIS PROBLEM CORRECTED. LIKE I SAID, STAY AWAY. OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE SUCKED DRY AND HAVE NO MONEY, THEY WILL BREAK YOU FINANCIALLY, EMOTIONALLY AND MENTALLY. cj