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Celadon offering $8k sign-on bonus to new team drivers

Celadon Group announced recently it is offering an $8,000 sign-on bonus for company and lease-purchase teams. (Photo by 365 Trucking)

Celadon Group (No. 32 on the CCJ Top 250) has announced it’s now offering an $8,000 sign-on bonus for company team drivers, as well as an $8,000 sign-on incentive for lease-purchase team operators.

The bonuses will be performance-based, earned as mileage is accrued. Each team member will receive $1,000 when the team hits the 30,000-, 60,000-, 90,000- and 120,000-mile mark.

Last May, the company raised base pay for experienced teams to 50 cents split per loaded mile. Teams that run 17,000 to 19,000 loaded miles in a calendar month receive an extra six cents per mile, teams that run between 19,000 and 21,000 miles get a seven cent per mile bonus and teams that run more than 21,000 miles in a month get an eight cent per mile bonus.

“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,” said Joshua Shaffer, Celadon vice president of Expedited Services.  “Our drivers are key players in our company and therefore need to be compensated for the commitment and hard work they provide.”

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