Central Freight Lines Company Review

Central Freight Lines Company Overview

Central Freight Lines company logo

1925: Central Freight Lines is founded in Waco, Texas. W.W. "Woody" Callan Sr. buys a Model T and drives from Waco to Dallas to pick up some goods for a Waco merchant, thus starting Central Forwarding and Warehouse company

1995: The consolidation of Central, Coles, Spartan, and Viking Freight Systems into Viking Freight, Inc. is announced, creating a nationwide freight carrier.

1997: An investment group led by a group of senior Central management purchases selected assets of the former Central Freight Lines from Viking Freight and reopens as a new Central Freight Lines.

2012: Central Freight is one of the first LTL carriers to purchase CNG powered tractors to protect the environment and reduce dependency on foreign fuels.

Central Freight Lines Corporate Headquarters

Map of Central corporate headquarters
5601 West Waco Dr.
Waco, TX 76710
Phone: 1-800-782-5036
Website: Central Freight Lines

Getting Hired At Central Freight Lines

Central Freight Lines Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Must have a Class A CDL with Hazmat endorsement or must obtain Class A CDL with Hazardous Materials, Doubles/ Triples & Tanker endorsement, depending on position
  • Preference is given to current CFL employees with at least six months of dock experience and satisfactory work history.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must be able to pass a DOT physical anddrug test.
  • No more than three driving violations within the last three years
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English
  • Basic computer experience and skills
  • Must be able to routinely handle up to 150 pounds
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    No information at this time
  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    Central does not allow any DUI's
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Central Hiring Area

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Louisiana
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Wisconsin

Minimum Hiring Age For Central Freight Lines

Central Minimum Hiring Age:
23 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • Central 23  
    .
  • Knight 21  
    .
  • Koch 21  
    .
  • G & P 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .
  • Melton 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For Central Freight Lines

Central Minimum Experience:
0 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • K & B  12  
    .
  • Central Transport  3  
    .
  • Lynden  1  
    .
  •  Knight
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required
  •  Central
    No Experience Required

Central Freight Lines Operations

Driving Opportunities At Central Freight Lines

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • OwnOp - Lease

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van

Route Types:

  • Local
  • Regional
  • LTL
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Central Operating Area

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Wisconsin

Central Company Terminal Locations

Central Freight Lines terminal locations

Central has 58 terminals. Here is a partial listing:

  • Shreveport, LA
  • Dallas, TX
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Bryan, TX
  • Stephenville, TX
  • San Angelo, TX
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Chicago, IL
  • Lubbock, TX
  • Wichita Falls, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Edison, NJ

Central Yearly Revenues

Central: $180,000,000

Yearly Revenue Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  $6.16B
    .
  • Swift  $4.12B
    .
  • Prime  $1.3B
    .
  • P&S  $224.98M
    .
  • Paschall  $222.7M
    .
  • Central  $180M
    .
  • G & P  $80M
    .

Central Yearly Miles

Central: 51,557,733

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • Werner  923.29M
    .
  • Saia  315.21M
    .
  • Ozark  83.15M
    .
  • Watkins Shepard  66.67M
    .
  • Central  51.56M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

Central Drop And Hook Percentage

Central: 0%

Drop And Hook Comparison

  • Covenant  95%
    .
  • CalArk  85%
    .
  • Koch  80%
    .
  • CRST  80%
    .
  • Millis  55%
    .
  • Trimac  5%
    .
  • Central  0%
    .

Central Company Policies

  • Central Home Time Options

    Central has the following home time options available:

    • Daily
    • Weekly
  • Central Rider Policy

    Central does not allow anyone to ride along.
  • Central Tuition Reimbursement

    Central does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Central Pet Policy

    Central does not allow pets.

Central Company Equipment

Central Number Of Trucks

Central Number Of Trucks:
923 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • J.B. Hunt  13,169
    .
  • Cassens  1,371
    .
  • Central  923
    .
  • Smith  658
    .
  • G & P  630
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

Central Number Of Trailers

Central Number Of Trailers:
2,500 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • Estes  24,592
    .
  • NFI  8,200
    .
  • Central  2,500
    .
  • Rush  1,100
    .
  • Beelman  815
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

Central Governed Speed

Central Speed:
0 MPH

0
  • Carter  68 mph
    .
  • XPO  65 mph
    .
  • K & B  65 mph
    .
  • Swift  62 mph
    .
  • May  61 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .
  • Central  0 mph
    .

Central Tractor Brands

  • Central

  • PGT

  • Hirschbach

  • Paschall

  • P&S

  • TransAm

  • Transport America

  • Dart

  • Smith

  • Interstate

  • Jim Palmer

  • CRST

Central Transmission Types

Central has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • Crete
    • SRT
    • Hunt
    • Covenant
    • MTS
    • May
  • Automatics
    • Carter
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Dillon
    • Averitt
    • Maverick
    • AAA Cooper
  • Mix Of Both
    • Schneider
    • Millis
    • Melton
    • Trimac
    • Dart
    • CRST

Central APU Policy

Central has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Ozark
    • Navajo
    • Stevens
    • Paschall
    • Celadon
    • Jim Palmer
  • Without APU's
    • A&R
    • PAM
    • CTL
    • CalArk
    • MTS
    • Cassens
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • K & B

Central Company Training

  • Length Of Training At Central

    The training at Central will last approximately 0 weeks.

  • Central Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately 0 per week during your training.

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a team during training with Central

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At Central you will run solo after training.

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