Central Freight launches new division for owner-operator teams

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Updated Jul 6, 2017
Central Freight Lines has added a new division for owner-operator teams.Central Freight Lines has added a new division for owner-operator teams.

Texas-based Central Freight Lines (No. 108 on the CCJ Top 250) has announced the creation of a new division for owner-operator teams called the Expedited Elite Fleet.

To fill the team spots in this new division, the company is contracting team drivers in Fontana, Calif.; Houston; Atlanta; and Orlando, Fla.

“Central Freight Lines is excited to expand our fleet to add this new division for owner-operator teams,” said Betsy Waldrop, recruiting director for Central Freight Lines. “We’re pairing a pay increase and excellent miles with solid freight lanes drivers can rely on.”

The different runs include

  • Houston to Orlando
  • Orlando to Houston
  • Houston to Charlotte, N.C.
  • Fontana to Atlanta
  • Atlanta to Fontana

Teams in the new division will earn $1.15 base pay plus fuel surcharge. They can also expect dedicated lanes, terminal-to-terminal runs, two coast-to-coast options, and 5,000 miles or more per week.

The Houston to Orlando and Houston to Charlotte runs have weekend home time and the southern runs have convenient routes along I-10 and I-20.

Interested owner-operators must be at least 23 years old, have a minimum of one year OTR tractor-trailer driving experience and have a valid Class A CDL with hazmat, doubles/triples and tanker endorsements.

Central Freight Lines is a less-than-truckload carrier based in based in Waco, Texas.