celedon or prime?

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  1. ggirl12

    ggirl12 Bobtail Member

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    Paying for private school is not optional for me so I have tho go with company sponsored training. I have been researching, applied and was accepted into both of the mentioned places. I did not find a whole pile of bad reviews on either company. I have to start some where so i am interested in opinions on which of these two I'm more likely to have a positive experience with while gaining good driver skills. I do not want this to be a complaint thread....just honest opions from people who have worked with either company. I would appreciate it your thoughts. Thanks.
     
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  3. NY Snowman

    NY Snowman Light Load Member

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    Check out my thread in companies to beware of.
     
  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    I would choose Prime because the company has refrigerated, flatbed, tanker divisions. You can change divisions without going through the hiring process over again. Plus Prime pays you $600.00 a week while in training, instead of you paying them.
     
  5. ironpony

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    One of the other gals on here was running for a smaller company that was bought by Celedon... she lasted for 4 months before she quit. Could not say enough bad things about them.
     
  6. djskar

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    Celadon all day good benefits and best vacation package and your truck wont be going only 58mpg lol .. And dont lease.
     
  7. 123456

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    Have you considered any other companies ?

    So many options are available.
     
  8. ggirl12

    ggirl12 Bobtail Member

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    What other schools do you suggest?
     
  9. Chinatown

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    If you're broke, the only ones I can think of : Prime, Central Refrigerated and Swift & in that order. If I'm not mistaken, you need some cash for any other schools. Prime would be my first choice, then Central Refrigerated, then Swift.
     
  10. 123456

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    Are you aware of the grants available?

    Also, ask about programs available thru your state.
     
  11. Scorpiodrgn

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    Celadon also has reefers their pro stars are 012 to 013 team drivers gets a sign on bonus singles don't your miles will very been with them since Nov they also go into Canada. which can be a real pain cause everything you have to b4 getting to the border.
    thier pretty good on getting u home when u want min is 2 wks depends on were you live.
     
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