Paid vacation every 30k or recruiter bull?

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  1. Jeremy102077

    Jeremy102077 Light Load Member

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    Question for the Celadon drivers. Recruiter for Celadon telling me they give their drivers $1,000 paid week off every 30k miles (or on road if driver prefers to stay out). Regardless of miles driven per month, mpg, or any extenuating circumstances. I've been with enough companies, talked to enough recruiters, that I can smell recruiter BS. But they swear this, no strings attached. Can anybody verify this or tell me otherwise? Thanks.
     
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  3. Jazz1

    Jazz1 Road Train Member

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    Sounds about right to start. I run 90k miles annually and receive about $5k vacation pay annually not including my 10 paid stat holidays
     
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    Trucking in Tennessee Road Train Member

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    My recruiter told me that they start you off at a certain speed but will bump that up after a month. Complete lie. I wasn't in a position to negotiate this time, but next time it will be different. Things will be in writing.
     
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    thelushlarry Road Train Member

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    I believe that I do not believe!
     
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  6. Automan2012

    Automan2012 Bobtail Member

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    Celadon driver here that's currently enjoying a 2 week paid vacation. It really does work they way they said. Every 30K you get a week added on.
     
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  7. laaylor

    laaylor Road Train Member

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    Don’t quite believe this post: our trucks are governed by the shop: most have been 63... they are slowly programming them when they come in for service to 65... doesn’t have anything to do with who the driver is:::
     
  8. laaylor

    laaylor Road Train Member

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    It’s true! I’m going on my 3rd this year in September! Yay!
     
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    Thats what I was told. I assume you have to prove yourself. The shop can be instructed to set them at any speed.
     
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  10. Jazz1

    Jazz1 Road Train Member

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    In my neck of the woods 4% vacation pay is the law. That equates to two weeks wages. Longevity usually increases the amount, as mine is at 8% grossing
     
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  11. laaylor

    laaylor Road Train Member

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    Ok.. but... again; it doesn’t have anything to do with the driver: not sure why the recruiter says this: it’s a company wide policy: based on the truck getting put in for reprogramming... not sure about policy for lessees
     
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