Solo Company Drivers

 
 

When you join Celadon, you can drive in confidence. We've developed strong relationships with leading shippers and retailers to ensure that our drivers always have reliable and consistent freight to haul. Currently, we operate nearly 5,500 tractors and more than 12,000 trailers throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. 

Don't have 6 months of experience within the last 36 months? No problem, as long as you have a valid Class-A CDL and at least 3 months of experience, you'll get a spot in our refresher course. Once completed, you will then be scheduled for Celadon orientation.

Want to know more about becoming a driver at Celadon? Check our frequently asked questions page to see qualifications and other details. Some other benefits of driving for Celadon include:

Regular Pay Increases // State-of-the-Art Equipment // Health Benefits Package // Bonus Pay Opportunities

 
Celadon Pay

Pay Packages

All new and existing drivers are eligible for this pay package.

Drivers located in key hiring areas are also eligible for an enhanced pay package based on driving experience:

Premium Company Pay Map
Dry Van Pay (North)
Experience Base Pay/Mile
6 - 30 mos. $.38
31 - 42 mos. $.39
3.5 - 4.5 yrs. $.40
4.5 - 6 yrs. $.41
6 - 10 yrs. $.43
10 - 20 yrs. $.45
20+ yrs. $.50
Refrigerated Pay (North)
Experience Base Pay/Mile
6 - 30 mos. $.41
31 - 42 mos. $.42
3.5 - 4.5 yrs. $.43
4.5 - 6 yrs. $.44
6 - 10 yrs. $.46
10 - 20 yrs. $.48
20+ yrs. $.53


Dry Van Pay (South)
Experience Base Pay/Mile
6 - 30 mos. $.36
31 - 42 mos. $.37
3.5 - 4.5 yrs. $.38
4.5 - 6 yrs. $.39
6 - 10 yrs. $.41
10 - 20 yrs. $.45
20+ yrs. $.50
Refrigerated Pay (South)
Experience Base Pay/Mile
6 - 30 mos. $.39
31 - 42 mos. $.40
3.5 - 4.5 yrs. $.41
4.5 - 6 yrs. $.42
6 - 10 yrs. $.44
10 - 20 yrs. $.48
20+ yrs. $.53

• For every 120k miles driven, you will receive a $.01 pay increase. Each anniversary date you will receive 1 week of vacation at $500.


All new and existing drivers are eligible for this pay package. Note: Existing drivers moving to this package would start at 0 miles for both bonus pay and vacation earned. Current miles earned would carry over towards their pay increase.

Existing drivers: current rate minus $.03 / mile.
New drivers: Standard Pay Package rate minus $.03 / mile.

  • You will receive 1 week of vacation at $300 if you do not have a passport or $600 if you do have a passport for every 30,000 miles driven (for both new and existing drivers, the first 30,000 miles you are awarded the dollar pay but no vacation, after 60,000 miles and every 30,000 miles thereafter, you will receive one week of vacation and the dollar pay).
  • Drivers exceeding 126k miles in an anniversary year will receive an extra vacation week.
  • You may bank up to 3 weeks’ vacation. The 4th earned will automatically be paid out.
  • You will receive a $.01 pay increase for every 120k miles driven.


Local and Dedicated drivers - determined by planning division - will not be allowed to sign up for this this pay package.

New drivers: standard pay package plus or minus the sliding mileage scale below.
Existing drivers: current rate plus or minus the sliding mileage scale below.

  • For empty miles, you will be paid your standard pay rate.
  • Every 120k miles driven, you will receive a 1 cent pay increase.
  • At each anniversary date you will receive 1 week vacation at $500.

  • Mileage Std Rate - 2¢ = Rate
    0-99 Rate + 10¢
    100-199 Rate + 10¢
    200-299 Rate + 8¢
    300-399 Rate + 6¢
    400-499 Rate + 4¢
    500-599 Rate + 2¢
    600-699 Rate
    700-799 Rate
    800-899 Rate
    900-999 Rate
    1000-1099 Rate
    1100-1199 Rate
    1200+ Rate

Celadon Bonus Pay

Bonus Pay Opportunities

$.03/Mile — HAZMAT Loads

$.01/Mile Increase — Every 120,000 Miles Driven - NO CAP

Quarterly Safety Incentive

  • Points-based reward system for company drivers
  • Redeem points for great gifts and getaways
  • Read more on our blog for all of the details!

Celadon Freight

Freight

Guaranteed Dock Detention Pay

Mostly No Touch, Drop & Hook Freight

100% Lumper Reimbursement


Celadon Home Time & Vacation

Home & Vacation Time

14 Days Out = 2 Days Off

1 Year = 1 Week Earned (Paid Out at $500)


Celadon Benefits

Health Benefits

Health is very important to Celadon and all our employees. On the Celadon campus, we offer a full-court basketball gym, a racquetball court, daily fitness classes, a workout room, wellness programs, and an on-site medical center. We encourage our employees to be healthy at home and on the road.  

We offer a base and buy-up medical insurance plan through GPA/PHCS Networks, plus all full-time employees receive a free life insurance policy. Several other plan options are also available. Click here to see full details on all benefits plans. 


Celadon Hiring Map

Hiring Map


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