Celadon to Open New Driving School
Trucking firm projects 500 new Indiana jobs over nine years
Indiana-based Celadon Trucking is opening its own driving school.
Celadon will build a $6 million training facility near its eastside headquarters to prepare enough drivers to keep up with the profession's high turnover. Vice president Monte Horst says the company plans to train 100 new drivers a month.
Once trained, drivers will be based all over the country. Celadon projects a gain of 500 Indiana jobs over the next nine years.
The company has already trained its first class of 25 new drivers in a conference room at its existing building. The new building will have a training road course, dorm rooms, and basketball and racquetball courts.
Celadon expects to open the training center this fall.