I could best describe Celadon trucking as twin brother to Swift, and when I tell drivers at truck stops I work for Celadon, they give me a horrible look like they just stepped in a big pile of dog-turd!
I would stay away from this company for many reasons. The foremost is TOLLS, TOLLS, and many TOLLS, they will route you on many toll roads and bridges.......and when you are finished with several loads you will not have any money left!!! Yes, they cheat you out of reimbursements for tolls and scales. The second is low pay for your experience....that will shock you...I am not kidding, the guy sitting next to me had 20 years experience, a good driving record ....and he was offered 31 cents per mile !!!!
Steve Russell, is the founder/ceo and chairman of Celadon, and I could best describe him as a 68 -year- old jew.... from new york city. He comes into orientation giving long speaches about his life, his wife and kids [like we give a crap] and acomplishments with a soft- phony voice pretending to care about drivers. Yes, the open -door policy crap you have heard before !! You will here him quote and talk about the philosopher Socrates, but the only problem is that Socrates never owned a trucking company and unlike steve russell,..... Socrates was a great man who believed in reason and reality.
My dispatcher that I was given, ....her name was Jennifer Wert... to best describe her ...A dumb, ignorant person who knows nothing of geography, dispatching, driver concerns and unknown of were she is on a map!!
Yes, celadons routing is a disgrace. Do not follow their directions... you will find yourself stuck in a rice field in China!!
The last and most important thing is short runs/ loads ....300 to 400 mile ones thru chicago, and two lane secondary roads and many,many, tolls.
Surely, I would stay away from this company.