03/28/2012 (press release: susan Fall) // susan fall
Central Freight Lines (CFL), a leading less-than-truckload (LTL) for-hire common carrier, today announced it is again being honored by the Texas Motor Transportation Association (TMTA) for its superior achievement in reaching and maintaining the industry’s highest safety standards in the State of Texas. The TMTA will present Central Freight Lines with the 1st place P&D Division Fleet Safety Award along with 1st place Intercity 10-20 million miles class award in August.
Each year the TMTA recognizes the drivers of member companies that accomplished outstanding, professional driving performance within the trucking industry. The winners are judged by the company’s lowest overall accident frequency experience rates. This significant safety award honors the carrier that has achieved the highest safety standards in the State of Texas.
“Our drivers are committed to safety awareness, professionalism and customer service which is reflected in our repeat award winning performances each year”, said Don Orr, president and CEO of Central Freight. “Texas is our home base and we are all proud to be a carrier that consistently promotes safety throughout the company ensuring a safe environment for those traveling on Texas highways.
“Our focus is both a safe and clean initiative that sets Central Freight apart from other carriers,” continued Orr. “We are committed to testing compressed natural gas tractors that are being added to our fleet next month in an effort to improve air quality in the areas where we operate, specifically here in Texas.”
Central Freight Lines will be presented plaques in recognition of their achievements at the TMTA Annual Conference Safety/Maintenance Award Luncheon in San Antonio, August 2. As the winner of a class of competition, Central is eligible to compete for the coveted Grand Trophy, which will be awarded at that time.
About Central Freight Lines
Central Freight Lines is a less-than-truckload (LTL) for-hire common motor carrier of general freight with a rich history in providing transportation to emerging businesses and Fortune 500 industry leaders since 1925. Headquartered in Waco, Texas, the company operates 1,600 tractors and 8,000 trailers from 51 terminals throughout the Southwest. Privately owned and operated, CFL is often recognized for its ongoing accomplishments in service, quality, and safety. For more information call 800-782-5036, or visit www.centralfreight.com.