INDIANAPOLIS — Celadon Group, one of North America’s largest transportation and logistics companies, has expanded its earlier announced pay packages to additional markets beyond the original 15 regions, a company news release says.
These pay packages affect both owner-operators and company drivers. The company also announced new pay increases for its local driver fleet.
“We understand the importance that competitive pay packages play in both attracting and retaining drivers for our fleet,” said Dave Chesterman, vice president of driver recruiting. “Celadon is committed to offering our drivers the best overall experience and the best compensation package available.”
The pay for both flatbed and temperature control owner-operators is now 75 bill of lading in all hiring areas for Celadon.
Dry Van owner-operator pay has been bumped to 70 percent bill of lading as well.
Previously, this pay rate was only available for drivers in Celadon’s 15 premium markets.
More information on all Celadon owner operator pay packages can be found at www.driveceladon.com/oo-solo.
The pay program for over the road (OTR) dry van company drivers in the north premium markets ranges from 38 cents per mile with six months experience to 50 cents per mile with 20-plus years of experience.
For OTR drivers in the south premium markets, the pay ranges from 36 cents per mile with six months experience to 50 cents per mile with 20-plus years.
The pay program for the refrigerated company drivers in the north premium markets ranges from 41 cents per mile with six months experience to 53 cents per mile with 20-plus years of experience.
For refrigerated drivers in the south premium markets, the pay ranges from 39 cents per mile with six months’ experience to 53 cents per mile/mile with 20-plus years of experience.
As with the owner-operator pay, this pay rate was only available for drivers in Celadon’s 15 premium markets.
Previously, company drivers started with us at 34 cents per mile regardless of whether they joined Celadon with two or 20 years experience.
The new rate seeks to not only provide a higher initial rate for those joining with little experience, it also rewards the tenured drivers who join Celadon, a company spokesman said.
The north premium markets are: Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.
The south premium markets are Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
Information on all Celadon company driver pay packages can be found at www.driveceladon.com/solo.
Celadon also announced new pay rates for local drivers.
The hourly rate for newly-hired local drivers increases to $16.50 per hour for days and $17 per hour for nights.
Local drivers currently employed by Celadon will have their hourly pay rate adjusted based on their time with Celadon.
Information on Celadon’s local pay packages can be found on www.driveceladon.com/local.
Celadon Group through its subsidiaries, provides long-haul, regional, local, dedicated, intermodal, temperature-controlled, flatbed and expedited freight service across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Celadon also owns Celadon Logistics Services, which provides freight brokerage services, freight management, as well as supply chain management solutions, including warehousing and distribution.