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 has 58 terminals. Here is a partial listing:
Central has the following home time options available:
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