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Discussion in 'Central Freight' started by WornOut, Jan 4, 2014.

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    Sugarfoot " I'm just a truck driver "

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    I believe that is Central Freight Lines of Waco, TX. Caliber Systems bought them in the late eighties and then spun them off along with Roadway Express, shut down Coles Express and sold Viking Freight, Roadway Package System to Fed-Ex. Just say'n.
     
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    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    That's funny.
     
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    Central was sold to RSI ( Roadway services) along with Viking, Coles, Spartan South & Central. When Roadway was spun off the parent company changed its name to Caliber Systems and also renamed Roadway Package to juts RPS. Shortly after Central, Coles and Spartan changed their name to Viking so they would be a nationwide LTL carrier. In Mar 97 Caliber pulled the plug on all of Viking east of the Rockies and closed all those terminals and laid everyone off. Fed Ex came along and bought what was left of Caliber . They changed RPS to fed Ex Ground. Viking kepts its name while the bought American Freightways and merged them both into FedEx Feight East & West. They Sold the Central name to Moyes and terminals and he reopened central ( The guy who owns most of Swift).
     
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