April Drivers of the Month

Stacey Yearout- Celadon Lease Purchase Driver

Anniversary Date: October 7, 2015

"With 20 years driving experience under my belt, it has truly been trial and error to get to this point. The two main components of my personal success is time management and fuel conservation. Managing your time by planning routes, fuel stops, and even meals or bathroom breaks maximizes your time efficiency which equals more drive time and more loads. Conserving fuel by planning your routes, setting a pace at a safe speed, and minimizing idling saves tremendously on fuel costs. As an owner operator, managing my fuel costs can sometimes be the difference between breaking even on a load or making a profit when the rates are less than desirable. Another point to keep in mind is that you will not always get the best paying loads every time. Sometimes you have to take a cheaper load to get to a better area to get better paying loads.  With that in mind, a sitting truck generates no revenue.  It actually costs you money by wasting fuel idling. So in summation, if you don't remember anything else remember these two sayings: TIME IS MONEY and PENNIES MAKE DOLLARS."

Clair and Peggy Malzhan- Celadon Team Drivers

Anniversary Date: June 6, 2000

"We hate to take credit for this by ourselves. It takes good driver managers, planners and Ops support all working together to get the job done. All we do is the best we can do every day we’re out here."

Melvin Jackson- Celadon Company Driver

Anniversary Date: October 26, 2015

"I have been employed with Celadon since October 26, 2015. The advice I would give to drivers in this new era is to be dedicated to themselves and to their career. Understand that this lifestyle is unique and the benefits can be rewarding if you stay committed. Celadon has treated me with respect throughout the years and I will continue to do the same in return."