April 2015 Drivers of the Month


Drivers Michael Clardy and Clyde Wade were recognized at Celadon’s quarterly town hall meeting as the Celadon April 2015 drivers of the month. The two began their careers behind the wheel in 1993. In 2010 they teamed up to become part of Celadon’s Team Division. Clardy mentioned how he wished he joined Celadon 15 years earlier because he enjoys Celadon’s stability. He states, “The people running me over the years have my back.”

The team ran nearly 23,000 miles in April. If that’s not impressive enough, they recently hit a personal record of 28,000 miles in one month. They attribute driver managers Hap Hanssen and Tim Harris for their support in achieving such remarkable success on the road. Current driver manager, Melissa Dawson, likes working with these guys. She says, “They like running hard.”

Driving these miles they’ve discovered a new love for Laredo. They’ve insisted on putting our Jaguar logo on the side of the truck instead of Celadon (Jaguar is Celadon’s operation in Mexico). Great job, team!


Driver of the Month is selected based on miles driven and idle time percentage. Each month, four drivers are recognized and awarded with an embroidered hat and certificate.

Drivers are an integral part of the company’s growth and success. We appreciate the hard work, dedication, and time spent on the road of each and every driver. Thank you.

April’s Drivers of the Month include: Michael Clardy, Clyde Wade, Michael Gargan, and Joseph Dutton.

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    • Johnathan craver
      May 08, 2015 02:43 am Reply

      The driver program should also recognize local drivers we are a big part of these drivers getting miles. We pick up loads and relay them at terminals so they can drop and hook and keep there miles clicking.

    • Driver
      May 08, 2015 17:29 pm Reply

      If they would give everyone a fair shot at some miles most of the solo drivers would be hitting close to 4000 miles a week I have a hard time squeezing out anything above 2600 when I do hit 3000 I start getting a bunch of sit around loads and live loads or Frito lay loads that take up to 24 hrs to load.

    • The A Team
      May 08, 2015 17:34 pm Reply

      Of course if you get a bunch of back and forth Laredo loads any team can pull that off its just bull that the sweet loads like that are "reserved" for certain drivers. Share the wealth!! We want to make lots of miles too not just the 10yr plus vets!!

    • Just A Poster
      May 09, 2015 13:36 pm Reply

      Hey A team….When you put in 10 years, I am sure you will earn the reward of getting loads that you enjoy also. Until then, lets be happy for success and use those loads as motivation to reach the same goals 🙂

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