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    wondering about celadon lease purchase?

    been approved at celadon for the lease purchase deal,can i get my own truck later on and bring it on while im in the lease and does the lease drivers trucks go just 65


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    All I can say about the lease program there is this....It was brought up by a company official during orientation that he was "thankful no one in the room signed up for the lease purchase program". Just my 2 cents.

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    ok thanx

    ok thats good inside info!!

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    Bobtail Member Wolfen666's Avatar
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    I called Celadon and asked about it and the recruiter transfered me to a lady in "charge" of the program and they did not know if the trucks were equipped with APUs, what their governed speed was, nor would they disclose the lease purchase completion bonus total nor what would be owned at the end.... I don't the idea of getting paid 90 cents per mile, 30 cents deducted for truck, 10 cents deducted for some other charge, and then also paying a settlement towards fuel each week to ultimately own a truck with 500,000 miles by the time it is paid off.

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    Bobtail Member Wolfen666's Avatar
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    Do note they do not give you a new truck. It is a truck with at least 100,000 miles so after your 350,000 mile lease it can have as much as 500,000 miles....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfen666 View Post
    I called Celadon and asked about it and the recruiter transfered me to a lady in "charge" of the program and they did not know if the trucks were equipped with APUs, what their governed speed was, nor would they disclose the lease purchase completion bonus total nor what would be owned at the end.... I don't the idea of getting paid 90 cents per mile, 30 cents deducted for truck, 10 cents deducted for some other charge, and then also paying a settlement towards fuel each week to ultimately own a truck with 500,000 miles by the time it is paid off.
    Who should pay for your fuel then?

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    Medium Load Member ETCH5858's Avatar
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    Owning a truck out right with 500K is not a bad thing. If well maintained a truck can easily last over a million miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfen666 View Post
    I called Celadon and asked about it and the recruiter transfered me to a lady in "charge" of the program and they did not know if the trucks were equipped with APUs, what their governed speed was, nor would they disclose the lease purchase completion bonus total nor what would be owned at the end.... I don't the idea of getting paid 90 cents per mile, 30 cents deducted for truck, 10 cents deducted for some other charge, and then also paying a settlement towards fuel each week to ultimately own a truck with 500,000 miles by the time it is paid off.
    Seriously! You really need to think about this. Does anyone not get approved??

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    None of our trucks have actual APUs. Not a smart move IMHO. They have an extra set of batteries for heat and ac when parked

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    I started on a Lease-Pirchase contract a week ago. I chose a 2011 Freightliner Cascadia with 147k on it, and the truck has been nothing but trouble. They change truck #'s when they get turned back in, so I will post and pass along the VIN# of this one when I get back to it. It's at Stoops right now because the truck dies without warning while going down the road, no warnings. Just dies. everything electrical goes dead. After a second or two, everything comes back on like nothing happened. No computer codes to trace. in 2 weeks, I've only been able to make 1 trip from Indy to Arkansas and a load back to Indy. I'm getting the impression that all the used trucks in the program have serious problems and should be left alone. They do lease NEW trucks, but there is a looooong waiting list. Oh, and they messed up my recent payroll so bad they owe me almost $800! Bottom line, bust their balls before they bust your bank account!

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