Celadon Renames Driving School, Adds Simulators

November 18, 2015

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Celadon Driving Academy student Drew Davis practices his driving skill on the TransSim VS6 driving simulator. (PRNewsFoto/Celadon Trucking)
Celadon Driving Academy student Drew Davis practices his driving skill on the TransSim VS6 driving simulator. (PRNewsFoto/Celadon Trucking)

Celadon Trucking has changed the name of its driving school from Quality Drivers School to Celadon Driving Academy, effective immediately at all locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Indianapolis-based carrier also has purchased four TransSimVS driving simulators for use at the flagship Indianapolis location.

"As the Quality Companies operation has grown and become more focused on the lease and sale of tractors and trailers, it became apparent that the school move away from the 'Quality' name to avoid confusion," explained Ashley Hay, vice president of recruiting at Celadon. "Additionally, the Celadon name has such a strong brand presence, that it only makes sense to leverage this equity in the name of the academy."

The academy has also purchased four new driving simulators that provide real-world driving environments, which have been designed specifically for training commercial truck drivers. This simulation training reinforces positive decision making in a realistic, risk-free environment.

"Simulation-based training enhances the driver training experience. It allows us to conduct real world training on different terrains and for different road conditions in the classroom," said Scott Vogel, director of Celadon Driving Academy. "These simulators will serve as an effective complement to the actual, behind-the-wheel driving that our students are required to complete as part of the curriculum."

Celadon Group Inc. provides long-haul, regional, local, dedicated, intermodal, temperature controlled, flatbed and expedited freight service across the United States, Canada and Mexico.


  1. 1. My Tiny Paychecks [ December 01, 2015 @ 09:28AM ]

    Oh, cool, I'm glad to see that instead of paying their current drivers for the miles they run, or keeping them on Anthem health insurance instead of the new welfare plans, or paying company drivers for work related duties like sweeping out trailers with fermented trash dust in them, or paying us detention when we're owed it, or throwing an insult in our faces with this silly wage lock crap that pays a max of 700 a week, if you don't drive, don't idle, and confirm loads in your sleep. I'm glad to see all the money that you keep from your drivers is going toward putting more babies behind the wheel of these trucks and adding to the reason celadon has gone from a great place to just another swift. I'm glad to see you're investing so much into "training" people to eventually fill in my seat on my truck when I leave so you can pay them less than me.


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