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Central Transport CEO Manuel J. (Matty) Moroun
Manuel J. (Matty) Moroun
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Pros
  • "Great hours, friendly supervisors and staff, decent benefits, and good pay(in 40 reviews)

  • "Nice people (that I've encountered), decent pay for entry level, easy job(in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "no direct deposit and it's 2019(in 39 reviews)

  • "Tractors are quit new but they have old poorly taken care of trailers(in 37 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible"

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    Current Employee - Road Driver in Columbus, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Central Transport full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good money, Brand new tractors

    Cons

    Home life, horrible trailers, long hours, overworked, well below average benefits

    Advice to Management

    Invest in new trailers. I've been driving for 19 years, and have never seen a company operating so many old, dilapidated trailers as this company. Hire some more drivers and get more adequate dock space before trying to expand. Last but not least, get some real benefits for your employees. This is by far the worst insurance I've ever had at any trucking company I've worked for.

    Central Transport2019-04-26

    Central Transport Response

    April 29, 2019Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We continue to make significant investments in equipment, buying more than 3,000 new trailers in the past two years - as well as continued tractor purchases. We are sorry to read of your disappoint in the Blue Cross insurance ...

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Difficult to work for"

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Central Transport full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    If you can look passed the cons they pay well, only way to keep people.

    Cons

    Old, unsafe, damages equipment, the most basic service on trucks is barely provided; rundown facilities, run on the ragged edge with minimal staffing, qualified people were passed over for upper level positions, freight treated like soccer balls, constantly changing direction of where breakbulk locations, massive turnover, dirty bathrooms, long hours, so so medical, poor 401k,...

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    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes

    Central Transport2019-05-05

    Central Transport Response

    May 13, 2019Human Resources

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts, and are pleased to hear you found our pay rates competitive. In the past three years, we have invested over $300 million dollars in tractor and trailer purchases - upgrading thousands of both to enhance our fleet and have ...

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  3. "Driver"

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    Current Employee - Driver 
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Central Transport full-time

    Pros

    Pay decent 23hr start not much else

    Cons

    Long hours 70+ a week at times, forklifts are always broke down, ABSOLUTE WORST trailers hope ur doors latch

    Central Transport2019-02-04

    Central Transport Response

    February 11, 2019Human Resources

    Thanks for sharing your feedback & opinions. We are pleased you find your wages competitive - we are always striving to ensure our team members are happy. We have invested hundreds of millions of dollars the past three years to upgrade our fleet - purchasing more than 3000 ...

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  4. "My Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Central Transport full-time for more 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 Transport2017-12-21

    Central Transport Response

    January 2, 2018Human 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 upgrade equipment. We observe 6 major holidays - if you have any questions/concerns ...

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  5. "Avoid this company like the plague"

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      Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Atlanta, GA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Central Transport full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      You can learn how to operate a forklift if you get in.

      Cons

      They have no respect for you at all. You will be working long hours and they will be switching your schedule to suit their needs with out notice. There is no time and a half until 55 hrs. I could write a book about this place and all the garbage they will put you through. I love to work and make money, but when management thinks they can talk to you like your less than what...

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      Advice to Management

      This whole company is corrupt. It needs to be investigated. A Union would fix a lot of the schemes they are pulling. I mean a lot of schemes.

      Central Transport2017-05-13

      Central Transport Response

      May 22, 2017Human Resources

      We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and are always looking to improve. We hope that you took the time to speak with your supervisor, and/or your Human Resources RERM in regards to your concerns while you were here. We wish you the best of luck.

    • "Great company to grow and work for"

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      Current Employee - Line Haul Driver in Dallas, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Central Transport full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      management takes care of issues as quick as they can. health insurance "big upgrade" to blue cross blue shield. the pay is real good compare to other companies around

      Cons

      long hours and weekend work. trailelers not in very good shape but they have mechanic available to get them repair quick and get you on the go. no direct deposit even though checks are always on time. no training given, they look for experience employees but reasonable with production as long production from everyone improves daily.

      Advice to Management

      Management needs to interact more and continue to care about us employees

      Central Transport2017-02-10

      Central Transport Response

      February 20, 2017Human Resources

      Thank you for your honest and detailed review. We are always seeking feedback from our team members so that we can continue to grow and make improvements for our customers and our employees - so we appreciate your details. We hope that you will take the time to speak with your supervisor ...

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    • Helpful (3)

      "Invaluable experience, but don't expect it to be easy."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Central Transport full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Fellow employees are wonderful to work with. Hard work is consistently rewarded through compensation. Operational Management pushes you hard to develop management skills and knowledge. Constantly challenged day in and day out.

      Cons

      Insanely long hours. Benefits will need to improve in order to attract/keep better talent.

      Advice to Management

      Everyone needs to be on the same page consistently. Checks and balances between departments are wonderful, but only to the degree that it doesn't hinder the actual job that needs to be accomplished. Be more consistent with reviews/career maps and honest with employees about their futures.

      Central Transport2017-01-04

      Central Transport Response

      January 23, 2017Human Resources

      Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It is detailed feedback that helps us to continue to grow and improve as a company. You are correct that this company challenges our employees - we have a lot of intelligent people working here so it's only natural that we make each ...

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    • "Central Transport"

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      Current Employee - City Dispatch Supervisor in Macomb, MI
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Central Transport for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Good pay and co-workers. Challenging and a good management position.

      Cons

      Long hours with very minimal breaks. No overtime pay if salary and a minimum 50 hour workweek. Maximum 18 days of vacation after EIGHT years. No 401k match.

      Central Transport2017-01-03
    • "Central Transport"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Central Transport

      Pros

      Good people and advanced systems drive this company. We are always pushing for the future and reaching for the next level.

      Cons

      Some times there are long hours and weekend work that are necessary to get the job accomplished and be successful.

      Central Transport2016-07-12
    • "Decent position"

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

      I worked at Central Transport full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Not much pros other than the decent salary for the position. Not at all what I was expecting.

      Cons

      Very long hours, no direct deposit, low vacation days for salary employees and benefits are not good.

      Advice to Management

      I would suggest changing top management and hopefully the change will move down through the company.

      Central Transport2016-08-01
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