Info on Central Freight please

Discussion in 'Central Freight' started by darkon, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. darkon

    darkon New Member

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    I know the Central Freight Lines section doesn't have much activity but I am hoping to find out anything I can about them.

    Any info on pay, benefits, working conditions, managers, supervisors, etc... would be much appreciated..
     
  2. Ice Rider

    Ice Rider Well-Known Member

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    I guess they dont have to many of their drivers on TB I dont hear much about them good or bad
     
  3. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Would this be the same company? If so here is everything you need to know.

     
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  4. rodedawg

    rodedawg Dockworker with a CDL

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    ABFer

    Central freight is out of Waco Texas, Central Transport is out of Warren Mi. Two totally different companies.
     
  5. Ice Rider

    Ice Rider Well-Known Member

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    man, that is some equipment there! but you are right Rodedawg this is not the same company.
     
  6. Ice Rider

    Ice Rider Well-Known Member

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    I dont see how they get customers, I tried to call there office for two days and never got an answer, if I were a customer someone else would be hauling my freight.
     
  7. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    aaa I see, there is a CT forum as well. Thank you for the clarification.
     
  8. albag

    albag Pray for peace!

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    It was a family owned regional carrier based in Texas. It was purchased by Roadway Services and for a time in the early '90s it was a subsidiary of Roadway Services. I don't remember the exact year it was sold back to a group of former managers.
     
  9. speedracer21

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    this looks like vitran
     
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  10. deputyd

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    I didn't know Central Freight was still in business!
     
  11. albag

    albag Pray for peace!

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  12. mud

    mud Wonderin'

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    In Albuquerque NM, Central Freight operates out of the old Bestway, then Reddaway, terminal.
     
  13. Infidel

    Infidel Active Member

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    Central Freight was in Milwaukee 10-11 years ago then closed their terminal. I see that they have returned recently, but not to the same location.
     
  14. Sugarfoot

    Sugarfoot " I'm just a truck driver "

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    Wow, everybody going to the color white. When RS bought them they were green, remember. I think it was the same year they spun us off and shut down Coles Express, Spartan, NWC, and sold Viking and RPS to Fed-Ex.
     
  15. albag

    albag Pray for peace!

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    I took this today on I-294 south bound near O'Hare.
    A broker was pulling it.
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Sugarfoot

    Sugarfoot " I'm just a truck driver "

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    Wow, that windshield is clean! Looks like you were stopped in traffic? I can't hold my phone that still while moving. Great pic.
     
  17. albag

    albag Pray for peace!

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    You're right about stopped. It's a slow go near O'Hare. Especially afternoons.
     
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  18. DayliteDean

    DayliteDean Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Central Freight now owned by Jerry Moyes who has a controlling interest in Swift Transport yep that Swift,about five years ago they closed most of their company owned facilities here in the Midwest like KC,Des Moines,StLouis,Denver etc.in some larger markets such as Chicago and Seattle they have local agents for P/D and use owner operators for line-haul operations.Central still has a traditional company presence in Texas and the southwest to California,as you would imagine with the present ownership there's been a pretty steady erosion in wages,benefits,and working conditions the past 7 or 8 years.
     
  19. Skeeter

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    To bad it use to be a premier company in Texas...
     
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    Skeeter Well-Known Member

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    I hate dirty windshields to...
     

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