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Celadon Group, Inc Opens Driver Training School and Adds 100’s of Jobs to Local Economy



  Celadon Group, Inc Opens Driver Training School and Adds 100’s of Jobs to
  Local Economy

Business Wire

INDIANAPOLIS -- March 26, 2013

Celadon Group, Inc. (NYSE: CGI) and Celadon Trucking Services announced today
that it has welcomed and graduated its first class of driver training school
candidates at its Indianapolis headquarters. Quality Drivers expects to train
approximately 400 - 500 new drivers while creating jobs nationwide in the
first year of the program. Based on the individual driver, the program offers
a three to five-week training curriculum, both in the classroom and on the
road. Celadon plans to bring in overlapping classes of driver trainees every
two weeks. The initial groups and classes are being taught at Celadon’s
corporate facility in Indianapolis, but the company today announced plans to
build a new, $5.7 million, 61,000 square-foot training facility at 9050 E.
33^rd Street, near its Indianapolis headquarters. Plans for the new facility
include dorm rooms, a cafeteria, workout room, basketball/racquetball court,
Wi-Fi, and a state of the art driver training road course. The company has set
a tentative construction completion date for the 3^rd quarter of 2013.

“Driver recruitment and driver retention is a long term challenge within the
industry,” said Paul Will, Vice Chairman, President and CEO. “We realize that
establishing the Quality Drivers school and the Celadon training program are
the next logical steps in ensuring that we have sufficient numbers of
qualified drivers to fill our seats and meet our growth expectations.
Logistically, locating the driver training school in Indiana is a sound
business decision that provides access to the state’s vast resources, but it
also gives Celadon another opportunity to give back to the state of Indiana by
contributing significant jobs numbers right here in Indianapolis. We’re
extremely happy and proud to continue our commitment to the local and state
economies.”

Along with Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, Indiana Governor Mike Pence joined
Celadon executives to formally announce the new driver training school and
highlight Celadon’s commitment to the state of Indiana. “Celadon’s commitment
to Hoosiers reflects a growing confidence in the business climate in our
state,” said Pence. “At the heart of the nation, our convenient location and
expansive transportation infrastructure strengthen Indiana’s reputation as the
‘Crossroads of America.’ Combine this with our competitive tax climate and
skilled workforce and, logistically speaking, Indiana works for business.”

Mayor Ballard shared similar sentiments on Celadon’s commitment, with respect
to job creation and training. “Celadon’s commitment to Indianapolis is crystal
clear with the investment it is making in our community by providing new
quality jobs for our workforce with a focus on retention while also offering
the training necessary to succeed,” said Mayor Ballard. “With its plans to
build a new facility here to accommodate its driver school, Celadon is among a
growing number of companies choosing to expand in Indianapolis.”

Celadon Group, Inc. (www.celadongroup.com), through its subsidiaries, provides
long-haul and regional full-truckload freight service across the United
States, Canada and Mexico. The company also owns Celadon Logistics Services,
which provides freight brokerage services, less-than-truckload services, as
well as supply chain management solutions, including warehousing and dedicated
fleet services.

Contact:

Celadon Group, Inc.
Jeryl Desjarlais, Communications Manager, 317-972-7070 Direct
(800) CELADON Ext. 7070
jdesjarlais@celadongroup.com
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