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cflnews2014 01/07/2014 grady christie

Central Freight Lines has a rich history of providing transportation to emerging businesses and Fortune 500 industry leaders since 1925. Central’s founder, Mr. W. W. Callan, was inducted into the Transportation Hall of Honor by the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University. His selection was based on his leadership contribution to the Texas transportation system, which is recognized as one of the finest multimodal transportation systems in the world.

Central Freight Lines has sustainability, financial strength and an infrastructure designed to intelligently support the logistical needs of North America’s largest manufacturing, retail and distribution enterprises.

Central Freight Lines has made a significant investment in technology by instituting a state-of-the-art Digital Dispatch Management System. Our dispatchers are equipped with the most powerful and dynamic computer dispatch application available to the LTL environment. This system provides real-time information to our customers along with an automatically generated e-mail notification of both pickup and delivery. With the implementation of phase two, we have optimized our daily outbound routing process allowing us to create the most efficient delivery routes for our local drivers.

Central Freight Lines continues to look for growth opportunities without losing our focus of consistent, reliable service to our core area. Our CFL Network provides 49 state coverage through one of the most respected partnerships in the industry. Our network supports warehousing, inventory control and distribution capabilities for those corporations looking to outsource their supply chain needs.

Central Freight Lines 99.2% on-time service product allows our customers to confidently ship with us. When time is of the essence, Central’s Time Definite Services include both guaranteed and expedited options via First Ground and Priority One. Guarantee your shipment delivery by Noon or 5:00 PM.

Central Freight Lines claim ratio is 99.48%, well below the national average and one of the best in the industry. Our low claim ratio is a direct result of our commitment to continuous employee training in best practices in all phases of their jobs and our investment in new equipment and tools such as load tables and load bars to avoid potential damages.

Central Freight Lines investment in new 2014 CNG Tractors and 400 28’ pup trailers is based on our commitment to reducing our dependency on foreign fuel and being an environmentally responsible member of the community. We have partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency in supporting the SmartWay Transport Partnership in their initiative to consider the environment in everything we do.

Central Freight Lines was awarded the Natural Gas Vehicle Achievement Award. Central was recognized as a national innovator, early adapter and outstanding leader with vision to advance national gas as a vehicular fuel.

Central Freight Lines was selected by Heavy Duty Trucking as one of the Top 50 Green Fleets in America.

Central Freight Lines opened their first of three CNG fueling stations in Houston to support the CNG operation.

Our web address is www.centralfreight.com. Our customers are provided with access to a customized site, eCentral which allows you to rate your shipments, create your bill of lading and order your pickups from one site. Use "My Quick Pick" to order your pickup on-line, no waiting.

Last Updated 01/07/2014 Grady Christie
Last updated: 05/17/2012 Grady Christie