INDIANAPOLIS – Celadon Group, one of North America’s largest transportation and logistics companies, has announced a new $8,000 sign-on bonus program for company team drivers as well as a new $8,000 sign on incentive for lease purchase operators.
The new bonus and new incentive are available for all teams that join Celadon after January 1, 2017 and drive in the Celadon network, including dry van, temperature-controlled and dedicated.
“We know the importance of retaining drivers in our fleet,” said Joshua Shaffer, vice president of expedited services. “By giving our team drivers a very competitive base pay, coupled with our utilization bonuses and this new company sign-on bonus and new lease purchase incentive, we feel Celadon is a company where they can have a long and successful career."
The new sign-on bonus and lease incentive is performance-based, earned as mileage is accrued. Once a new team has achieved 30,000 miles, each member is paid $1,000.
The $1,000 is paid out to each team driver again at their 60,000, 90,000 and 120,000 milestones. Any Celadon company team driver hired after the first of the year is eligible for this bonus as well as any lease purchase teams hired after January 1, 2017.
Additional information on the team sign-on bonus and incentive package is available at www.driveceladon.com/teams.
“Our team company drivers receive the same benefits as solo company drivers while driving more miles and earning more money,” Shaffer said. “When you consider Celadon’s vast network of freight lane, length of haul and our new sign-on package, we feel we have the best overall
Last May, Celadon raised the base pay for experienced teams to $.50 split per loaded mile. Teams that run 17,000 to 19,000 loaded miles in a calendar month receive a $.06/mile bonus; teams that run between 19,000 and 21,000 loaded miles get a $.07/mile bonus and teams that log more than 21,000 loaded miles in a given month receive a $.08/mile bonus on all miles. In addition, drivers can qualify for yearly productivity and safety bonuses.
“As our fleet of team drivers grows, we understand the burdens that hours of service and being away from home for extended periods of time have placed on our drivers. Our investment in our drivers is intended to help retain our existing drivers for the long-term,” Shaffer said. “Our drivers are key players in our company and therefore need to be compensated for the commitment and hard work they provide.”
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.