Celadon Group (No. 32 on the CCJ Top 250) has announced it’s now offering an $8,000 sign-on incentive for lease-purchase team operators, as well as an $8,000 sign-on bonus for company team drivers.
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.
Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.