USA Truck to Celadon Drivers: 'We Are Here For You'


USA Truck to Celadon Drivers: 'We Are Here For You'

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren is one of the many transportation companies looking to help out suddenly unemployed drivers.

The news that Celadon Group of Indianapolis was bankrupt left thousands of drivers potentially stranded in the middle of their routes. There were news reports of fellow truckers and travel stations pitching in to help them get home.

USA Truck placed an advertisement on LinkedIn last week. The company said Celadon drivers could apply for jobs and get into training and orientation class the same week.

USA Truck didn’t respond to a request for a comment, but the LinkedIn post said Celadon drivers would be paid for transportation and training and be given $500 during the transition.

Professor Doug Voss of the University of Central Arkansas, a director of the Arkansas Trucking Association, said the trucking industry should be able to pick up the slack left by Celadon’s closure.

“Their drivers are obviously in high demand,” he said, but the holiday timing made the situation harder.