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Updated January 18, 2018
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Central Transport CEO Manuel J. (Matty) Moroun
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Pros
  • Home every day, good pay if you have a good route (in 32 reviews)

  • Nice people (that I've encountered), decent pay for entry level, easy job (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • No Direct Deposit option available for employees at this time (in 29 reviews)

  • No direct deposit, to advance in the ranks you may have to relocate (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Good, with shades of grey"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Human Resources Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Human Resources Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Central Transport full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. Fast paced. Good starter company for college grad or someone wanting to learn LTL industry. Innovative, but need to upgrade Handhelds

    Cons

    Micro managed. Don't let managers manage their terminals. Managers are paid to be robots. Upper management expects every single terminal to run exactly the same. ALL of the final decision makers have never sit foot inside a real terminal operation.

    Advice to Management

    You pay managers well, let them manage.

    Central Transport Response

    Dec 20, 2017 – Human Resources

    We appreciate your dedication and long tenure with us, and agree with the positives you cited! We are constantly upgrading our equipment - from tractors, trailers, to printers, and facilities and... More


  2. "Line haul driver"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Haul Driver in Pearl, MS
    Current Employee - Line Haul Driver in Pearl, MS

    I have been working at Central Transport full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Descent pay package. New trucks

    Cons

    Rude dispatchers. Trailers are in bad shape. Hand helds are really complicated at times.no direct deposit. Slow 62 mph trucks.

    Advice to Management

    Faster trucks...at least 65 to 68. Need better trailers. Start direct deposits. Better hand helds

    Central Transport Response

    Jan 19, 2018 – Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to reach out & provide your thoughts. We are glad to hear that you like the new trucks (we're keeping them coming!) and you found the wages competitive. We have... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Ok place to start your career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Central Transport full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Home every day, good pay if you have a good route. People are super friendly, especially corporate. No micromanagement.

    Cons

    Safety is non-existent, trailers are garbage, hours can be long, inefficient operations, paid by the load, not the mile like all the other ltl carriers.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be some oversight at each terminal for safety and compliance. Need more people in management because current management is overworked. Terminals are old and in bad shape, need to spend some money on upkeep and have maintenance on staff. Need to pay drivers per mile based on experience level and longevity with the company.

    Central Transport Response

    Jan 15, 2018 – Human Resources

    We appreciate your detailed feedback & are glad you enjoy the routes, pay, schedule & team atmosphere. We agree that our people are awesome! We have purchased more than 1500 tractors... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Nighttime line haul driver"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Line Haul Driver in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Line Haul Driver in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Central Transport full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Easily clear $1,000 every week (whether you want to or not) Average paycheck was $1,100 and that’s after tax, med, dental, 401k

    Cons

    You will work 14 hour nights. Doesn’t matter how long or short your day is, you will spend 14 hours either driving or working the dock.

    Advice to Management

    Pssh, right.

    Central Transport Response

    Jan 8, 2018 – Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review - we value getting feedback so that we can continue to improve. We always strive to provide highly competitive wages and are proud of the benefits we... More


  5. "Seek employment else where"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Warren, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Central Transport full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing positive to say about this company.

    Cons

    One of the worst companies I have ever worked for. Office is in an old school and it reflects. Hasn't been updated in years. Technology is very out dated.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in outside consulting. Management and leadership need training.

    Central Transport Response

    Jan 19, 2018 – Human Resources

    We appreciate your feedback. We started extensive renovations at the General Office about 6 months ago, and are currently about 1/3 of the way done. We look forward to them being fully complete... More


  6. "Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    steady pay check and was able to meet some good people

    Cons

    Central Transport has a horrible reputation lets just get that out of the way first. I was able to overcome customer objections and reintroduce to CT in a territory that hadn't had an Outside Sales Rep in years however whatever good will built quickly eroded due to CT's horrible service. Each department only looks out for their own self interest so customer issues never got resolved in a timely manner if at all. Benefits suck.

    Central Transport Response

    Dec 20, 2017 – Human Resources

    While we're glad to hear you enjoyed the steady pay & great team we have here, we are sorry to hear of your disappointment. We have made significant infrastructure investments the past two years to... More


  7. "Line Haul Driver"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Line Haul Driver in Dubuque, IA
    Former Employee - Line Haul Driver in Dubuque, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Central Transport full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Newer trucks and home everyday.

    Cons

    People are just numbers to this company.

    Advice to Management

    Care about people more. Without your people you wouldn't have a company to run.

    Central Transport Response

    Jan 2, 2018 – Human Resources

    Thank you for providing your feedback. We agree with you that people are our greatest asset! We will continue to look for ways to ensure our team members know how valued they are.

  8. "My Experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Central Transport full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fair wage, advancement if willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Horrible terminal management, high turnover, equipment in poor condition, facility in poor shape, no direct deposit, long hours, schedule change with little notice, expected to work on major holiday with no holiday pay, low morale, no culture, no

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect. Dock workers, switchers and supervision get the job done. This allows the doors to stay open, and you to collect a check. Stop working them like dogs and treating them like numbers.

    Central Transport Response

    Jan 2, 2018 – Human Resources

    We value your feedback & want all of our team members to know they are valued and appreciated. We have purchased more than 1500 new tractors, and the same amount of trailers in the past two years to... More


  9. "Great Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Handler/Forklift Operator/18 Wheeler Truck Loader in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Material Handler/Forklift Operator/18 Wheeler Truck Loader in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Central Transport part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Start Pay And Raises Every 6 Months Starts At 15.75. Quick Fast Past Scan To Bay Or Truck Before The Load The Scanner Tells You Everything Where To Put It And Where To Scan It To Simple Fast Pace Environment.

    Cons

    Some Times You Have To Push Yourself To Know Your Doing This For Your Family .

    Advice to Management

    The Team We Had Where Strong Fast Paced We All Worked Together Loading Trucks With Our Forks.

    Central Transport Response

    Nov 16, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear how simple and easy you found the equipment and technology - and of course are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your team. We wish you the best of... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A decent office job for those who can’t find a better one."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Worker in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Office Worker in Warren, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Central Transport part-time

    Pros

    There is room for advancement if you work there long enough and show extra effort. They provide a free lunch a few times a year. There are many genuinely good “salt of the earth” people who work there.

    Cons

    As others have said, the benefits are essentially non-existent. You have to pay quite a bit to cover the health insurance premium. Paid time off is not at all generous. The company does not provide any type of retirement contribution. There is no direct deposit. It’s a family company and favoritism is rampant. Many employees in leadership positions are unprofessional and (I’m sorry to say) not very smart. The company culture is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more money to provide an attractive compensation package. If you did that, you’d attract a better and more loyal workforce.

    Central Transport Response

    Nov 27, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your thorough and detailed comments - as it helps us to be able to make changes. We appreciate the positives you cited and agree... More


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