Owner Operator - Linehaul (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – May 18, 2018
After the buyout of Wilson Trucking, things have steadily gone downhill. Equipment was shoddy to start with but now it's just ridiculous. Freight is slow even though this is a busy time of year in part because management has implemented new rule where drivers are not allowed to single a loaded pup if no empties are available to take with it. Now freight is waiting at terminals while customer service is telling customers that it'll be delivered that day without checking to see if the freight was actually moved. Terminals are overrun with broken trailers yet they wonder why we can't find empties. I've seen many drivers leave recently.
Great people to work with if you ignore the higher ups
Management, no communication between departments, customer service just guesses what to tell the customers, low pay
Central hire part time and when it gets slow you will be the first one to let go because of being part time. This company rarely hire Full time employees. But they will give a raise at the end of the year.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Conley, GA – May 8, 2018
The job was very competitive and challenging. The crew that I worked with was enjoyable. We worked as a team and assisted where needed. Central Freight is not recommended for those who prefer less challenging environments.
City pickup & delivery drivet (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – April 6, 2018
Worked there 1 week,then left for higher paying Fed Ex frt. Worked 55 hrs that week and never Received a paycheck for any of it.Hired at $21.00 per hour. I'm a Safe Driver in LTL Freight business 29yrs.
Diesel Mechanic/Shop Foreman (Former Employee) – Pico Rivera, CA – April 5, 2018
Challenge to keep a balance between inventory and maintaining vendor relations due to lack of funds in my terminal. All in all a good company to work for, would work for them again, given better management.
normal busines hours
lack of funds prevents me from doing my job professionally.
Dock Worker/Forklift Driver (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – March 28, 2018
I enjoyed working at central freight lines. Ive learned everything like how to load the freight property and I also became a trainer guy and a dock loader with all the supervisor area. And I really like working with everybody they like my second family whenever I'm at work.
Systems Programmer (Former Employee) – Waco, TX – March 19, 2018
It was a great learning environment for myself for starting a whole new career in IT. I learned strong fundamental skills of supporting an IBM mainframe data center and all its related system software.
The hardest part of the job was knowing you did not go home until the problem was resolved. Once we were called into work Wednesday night, and we did not go home until Monday morning. Freight had to be delivered, and the company was losing money when there were any issues with the data center.
The best part of the job was working for a private company that made it through the Great Depression in 1930's, and sharing in its profits when it had a great business year.
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – March 4, 2018
Typical day at work we would show up clock in and get straight to work never stopped unless you asked for break which we barely got half the time, i learned how to operate a forklift, the management was horrible always targeting people, the hardest part of the job was being rushed as a new person when i was still learning myself how to get my own pace going to accomplish my job.
Supervisors managers and head bosses were horrible
Enjoy working there, I like my job. Enjoy the people, constantly encountering one another. Constantly busy, yet very manageable. Work environment lifts your energy to do better. Overall a good company to represent.
The pay was good but not enough time off between runs
Driver (Former Employee) – Astoria, OR – February 13, 2018
Pay was good but no benefits were provided for their employees. Asked to work long hours and not given enough time off for rest. Living in Astoria, I was not given the opportunity to make more money like the driver's who lived in ellensburg
Dispatcher (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – February 13, 2018
On a day to day basis the environment was calm and quite with everyone doing their part to ensure productivity. Management was nice but unorganized at times. Sometimes management would buy us lunch and breakfast.