Celadon and its Quality Drivers subsidiary have announced the opening of the new driver training center near its Indianapolis headquarters. The $7 million, 61,000 square-foot training facility includes dorm rooms, cafeteria, workout room, basketball court and a driver training road course. Quality Drivers expects to train approximately 500 new drivers in the first full year of operation at the new training center.
Quality Drivers offers the driver training classes weekly, which encompass four weeks of basic training toward the CDL exam, a company orientation and six weeks of supervised driving. The program is free as long as recruits fulfill a contract to log 120,000 miles driving for Celadon after completing the training. To date, more than 500 drivers have completed the program.
The driver center welcomed its first class of recruits the week of Jan. 27. The facility offers the following: