Central Transport (CTII)

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Tony's Comment
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Hey everyone, i havent been on this sight for quite a while, however i figure Central Transport is a topic worth discussing. Many vets of the trucking industry have no doubt at one time or another seen the bumble bees of the road (in reference to CTII's paint scheme). Most views people have on the company are negative due to management, equipment, pay etc.... How ever speeking from personal experience, those days seem to be in the past. Ive only been with the company aprox. 7 months and in the short time ive been here i have already seen alot of improvements in the company. We have slowly but surely been recieving better equipment, pay increases, improvements in manegment...etc. For those of you unawair, Central Transport is an LTL (Less Than Truckload) carrier, generally there are two tuck driving positions, city p/d & linehaul; both positions are local, city drivers are hourly & linehaul are paid by the load (spot & hook) going terminal to terminal. Both positions pay fairly well, city drivers usually make aprox 1500 a week before tax, line haul aprox 1200 before tax. Benefits are decent, much better than what they used to be. Generally you need 6 months - 1 year of experience before they will hire you however if that particular terminal needs drivers they may take you with less. Both positions you will probably end up working the dock at somepoint, either before or after your route. Usually it is only mandetory during peak seasons, however the work is always there if you are looking for a little extra pay. Overall i am very happy with this company and glad i decided to work here. This is a company to consider if you are tired of being away from home for 2-3 weeks at a time, some times with little to show for it. Any questions feel free to comment and i will answer as soon as i can. Take care.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Line Haul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tim F.'s Comment
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Hey Tony....respectfully I disagree. I just left them to go back to Roehl. I chose to erase my reasons. I will just say there are better LTL companies to work. I wish you best of luck in your continued employment with Central.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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