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CFI celebrates 70 years in business

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CFI celebrated its 70th anniversary on October 1st and held a ceremony at its headquarters in Joplin, Missouri, a week before its anniversary.

Ursul Lewellen started with one truck and two trailers when he founded the company in 1951. At that time it was called Contract Freighters Inc.

“CFI has called Joplin home from the first day of business. We are endowed with strong leadership and dedicated colleagues who have always represented the company with passion, professionalism and integrity,” said CFI. Said Greg O.

CFI is currently a cross-border service to Mexico with nearly 2,000 professional drivers operating more than 1,800 tractors and more than 7,000 53-foot dry van trailers across the United States and Canada. .. The company also has contracts with approximately 700 owner-operators.

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“This is a great team of fleet managers, safety and support personnel behind a group of professional drivers who continue to inspire and provide the backbone of safe and reliable service to shippers every day. Includes, “Orr said.

CFI purchased the first company-owned truck from Kenworth in 1985. During the ceremony, the company received the delivery of the 15,000th truck from Kenworth, the next-generation T680 of Kenworth in 2021. The company also honored some of the professional drivers who did the exemplary work by presenting custom-made trucks and trailers. Professional drivers are:

  • Ricky and Mary Norman: The couple driving the team has been together since high school. They will receive the 15,000th Kenworth tractor and operate it nationwide. They ran 5.2 million miles on the CFI.
  • Michael Woods: He received the new 2021 Kenworth T680 equipped as a CFI “first responder” truck. The first responder series features special large format graphics to honor emergency medical personnel, police and firefighters. He is a 22-year EMT and firefighter and a 19-year member of the Army National Guard.
  • Steve Landon: A 26-year Army veteran who served as an E7 medic in Afghanistan and also received the new Kenworth T680. According to CFI, about 14% of drivers are veterans.
  • Les North: He served as a reserve from 1979 to 1982 and was active from 1982 to 1997. He retired from the Air Force as a major. North Drive, CFI’s temperature control department.
  • Albert Arriola Jr. : He has been a CFI driver for 28 years and has driven 3.3 million miles in the company. He will be responsible for the commemorative CFI 70th Anniversary Kenworth W990 Tractor with a special logo.

CFI is a wholly owned operating company of TFI International. TFI International is ranked No.5 NS Top 100 list of transportation topics Of the largest employment career in North America

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