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Info on Central Freight please

darkon

Member
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..
 

Ice Rider

Well-Known Member
I guess they dont have to many of their drivers on TB I dont hear much about them good or bad
 

ABFer

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

 
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rodedawg

Dockworker with a CDL
ABFer

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

Ice Rider

Well-Known Member
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.
 

albag

Pray for peace!
Premium
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..
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.
 

mud

Wonderin'
Premium
In Albuquerque NM, Central Freight operates out of the old Bestway, then Reddaway, terminal.
 

Infidel

Active Member
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.
 

Sugarfoot

" I'm just a truck driver "
I took this today on I-294 south bound near O'Hare.
A broker was pulling it.

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

DayliteDean

Super Moderator
Staff member
Super Moderator
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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.
 

Skeeter

Well-Known Member
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.

To bad it use to be a premier company in Texas...
 
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