EAGAN, MN - OCTOBER 15, 2019 - Third-party logistics provider TA Logistics today announced an expansion of its service capabilities and solution resources. It's adding to its portfolio asset availability from Transport America, as well as sister companies CFI, one of the nation's leading truckload carriers, and CFI Logistics, a provider of integrated supply chain solutions.
The businesses all are operating companies of TFI International Inc. (TSX: TFII, OTCQX: TFIFF), a North American leader in the transportation and logistics industry.
TA Logistics, founded in 2000, has long provided third-party logistics services for manufacturing, industrial and retail-based business. By formally incorporating CFI and CFI Logistics into its solution set, the company gains broader capabilities to address customer needs for dedicated truckload capacity, freight brokerage, transportation management and network optimization, warehousing and distribution and supply chain engineering.
Additionally, the company maintains a relationship with and access to TForce, the nation's leading provider of expedited same-day final mile delivery.
"Customers increasingly want a logistics partner that can operate and deliver value across the broadest footprint of their supply chain," noted Bill Carter, Vice President of Logistics for TA Logistics. "Establishing more formal relationships and joint sales efforts with our sister companies - and the complementary capabilities they offer - allows us to leverage proven assets and services and significantly bolster our ability to meet more of our customers' needs."
Carter added that bringing to market a portfolio of logistics management, same-day final-mile delivery, reliable middle-mile trucking, and over-arching supply chain optimization capabilities is critical for today's evolving, high-velocity, eCommerce-driven supply chains.
"Customers want to be able to choose a single element of service, a broadly integrated solution, or anything in between," he noted. "Yet the common denominator is to have those multiple capabilities within one organization that can flex and adapt. That's a valuable differentiator that TFI companies enjoy."
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 is one of the nation's leading truckload carriers with a fleet of over 2,300 trucks and 7,000 trailers providing on-demand as well as dedicated truckload service packages.
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.
Importantly, with CFI's 35 years of experience and operations in Mexico, inbound cross-border goods from Mexico can now be seamlessly managed and expedited for delivery into TA Logistics distribution centers, where they can then be staged for order fulfillment and final-mile delivery via an owned intra-Mexico LTL network.
Lastly, customers benefit from the convenience and efficiency of working with one service provider for multiple needs, and receiving a single, consolidated invoice. "Time is money for our customers, so ease and efficiency of doing business and not having to manage multiple carriers and invoices becomes a key advantage," noted TA Logistics' Carter.
ABOUT TFI INTERNATIONAL -- TFI International Inc. is a North American leader in the transportation and logistics industry, operating across the United States, Canada and Mexico through its subsidiaries. TFI International creates value for shareholders by identifying strategic acquisitions and managing a growing network of wholly-owned operating subsidiaries. Under the TFI International umbrella, companies benefit from financial and operational resources to build their businesses and increase their efficiency. TFI International companies service the following segments:
• Package and Courier;
• Logistics and Last Mile.
TFI International Inc. is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: TFII) and the OTCQX marketplace in the U.S. (OTCQX: TFIFF). For more information, visit http://www.tfiintl.com.
ABOUT TRANSPORT AMERICA -- Transport America, a wholly owned subsidiary of TFI International Inc. (TSX: TFII, OTCQX: TFIFF), is a leading provider of truckload transportation and logistics services throughout the US, Mexico and Canada. Headquartered in Eagan, MN, founded in 1984, Transport America is the trucking company that is changing trucking. The company's broad portfolio of services includes solo and team over-the-road, dedicated, regional, intermodal and brokerage. For more information, visit transportamerica.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
Transport America media contact: Caitlin Powell, Marketing Project Manager, (214) 560-9409, Caitlin.Powell@transportamerica.com
More Info: http://www.transportamerica.com