Transportation and logistics provider TFI International Inc. has integrated the offerings of its TForce and CFI Logistics divisions, creating a service that combines an extensive, dedicated final-mile delivery network with truckload transportation assets and logistics management expertise, the firm said Tuesday.
The service is designed to support high-velocity, time-definite supply chain operations, Quebec-based TFI said in a release.
By partnering with Joplin, Mo.-based CFI Logistics, Dallas-based TForce will extend its customized, final-mile logistics service to include a portfolio of middle-mile trucking, transportation planning and optimization expertise, and same-day final-mile delivery, the company said.
"We are uniquely positioning our company to drive value and superior service across a larger footprint of the customer's supply and fulfillment chain," Scott Leveridge, the U.S. President of TForce, said in a release. "As a result of this partnership, it's now a much deeper solution that adds middle-mile expertise to a premier network providing final-mile, same-day delivery advantage."
The combination targets fast-growing demand for same-day final-mile delivery, giving customers a single point of control and communications, he said. In addition, reliable middle-mile trucking is critical to timely replenishment of inventories staged in TForce's last-mile distribution centers, which support rapid-response fulfillment of e-commerce orders.
"CFI Logistics is seeing rapidly increasing demand for broader services that can accelerate supply chain velocity, moving and staging goods sourced nationwide into strategic networks for last-mile delivery," Bill Carter, vice president of CFI Logistics, said in a release. "Joining the resources of TForce, which has one of the nation's most extensive and reliable final-mile delivery networks, with CFI Logistics' planning and optimization capabilities, and the extensive assets of CFI, brings a unique solution to the market."
TForce operates a network of 60 distribution and product staging centers in the U.S., with nearly 4,400 dedicated last-mile delivery trucks, covering 92 percent of communities in the U.S. TForce's capabilities include expedited last mile service for parcel, package, freight and large-format goods delivered into homes or businesses. CFI Logistics provides complimentary supply chain planning, optimization and transportation management services to ensure optimal network operations, asset deployment and utilization, and supply chain productivity.