JOPLIN, MO — December 08, 2021 — Associates of CFI, an operating company of TFI International Inc. (NYSE and TSX: TFII), a North American leader in the transportation and logistics industry, have raised $39,000 which will go to supporting local charities in communities where CFI employees live and work across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The donations mark the 28th year for CFI’s annual Truckloads of Treasures holiday giving campaign.
The annual tradition, established in 1993, reflects CFI’s unique community-friendly culture, engaging associates across the company’s terminals, and more than 5,000 professional drivers traveling North America’s highways to keep the economy moving.
Funds are raised entirely through associate donations. Due to the ongoing pandemic, CFI pivoted away from its typical in-person bake sales, chili cook offs and pie competitions in favor of a virtual donation platform. “We’ve already adapted and evolved to provide consistent, reliable services to the business world, so with Truckloads of Treasures we are bringing the same focus, perseverance and grit to engaging our communities and raising money for key charities that support our fellow citizens in need,” noted Greg Orr, CFI’s president.
“We live in extraordinary times, and I could not be prouder of our associates and their determination,” Orr said. “It would be easy to devote the bulk of our time and resources to our day-to-day professional lives, but community is about coming together and supporting those less fortunate -- and what better time to do so than during the holidays.”
Over the 28 years of the program’s existence, CFI associates have donated over $960,000, including the $39,000 raised in 2021.
The campaign contributes to charities nominated by associates and benefits underserved families, children and the elderly during December. Some eight charities based in CFI's headquarters of Joplin, MO received contributions from Truckloads of Treasures this year. In addition, associates performed over 290 recorded volunteer hours this past year in the Joplin area as well.
The company-wide fund-raising raffle provided associates with the opportunity to win prizes including gift cards for retailers as well as other prizes. All prizes were purchased and donated by CFI's executive management team.
In addition, associates partnered with service organizations throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico to provide holiday gifts and food for underserved children and senior citizens.
Throughout the year, CFI places an emphasis on charities with ties to military veterans, first responders, the transportation industry, empowering women and education. The company’s support goes beyond monetary donations and includes in-kind, volunteering and support for events.
The trucking industry has a unique opportunity to donate in-kind services with the gift of transportation. In 2021 alone, CFI completed 32 total in-kind shipments for five different charities. Since 2015, CFI has been a proud national sponsor of Holy Joe’s Café, which supplies donated coffee to U.S. troops in over 70 countries. The company donates between $30,000 and $80,000 a year with in-kind transportation, moving coffee supplies to military bases in the continental U.S., which are then shipped to soldiers overseas to give them a small taste of home.
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;
TFI International Inc. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TFII. For more information, visit www.tfiintl.com.
ABOUT CFI – CFI is a multifaceted transportation provider with a balance of asset and non-asset services that engineer supply chain solutions for businesses across North America. A wholly owned operating company of TFI International Inc., CFI’s portfolio includes asset-based Truckload, Dedicated and Temp-Control services as well as non-asset-based Mexico and Logistics services. A staple of shippers, the asset services deliver on time, safely as promised, with a variety of specialization and integration. Operations in Mexico combine intra and inter-Mexico LTL and TL trucking with a robust lineup that includes: transloading, consolidation, deconsolidation, brokerage, and experienced cross-border. Creating tomorrow’s supply chain solutions, Logistics supports Autogistics, air freight, warehousing, intermodal, port service, expedited, and Canada to Panama expertise. At CFI, people drive possibility. For more information, visit: cfidrive.com.https://www.cfidrive.com