TForce and CFI Logistics, two operating companies of TFI International Inc., a North American leader in the transportation and logistics industry, have launched a new integrated service combining one of the nation’s largest dedicated final-mile delivery networks with truckload transportation assets and logistics management expertise to support high-velocity, time-definite supply chain operations.
“We are uniquely positioning our company to drive value and superior service across a larger footprint of the customer’s supply and fulfillment chain,” said Scott Leveridge, US president of TForce. “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.”
Same-day final-mile delivery is a fast-growing segment of the transportation market. Reliable middle-mile trucking is critical to the timely replenishment of inventories staged in TForce’s last-mile distribution centers, which support rapid-response fulfillment of e-commerce orders. “Adding that middle-mile piece is a tremendous differentiator,” Leveridge added.
Bill Carter, vice president of CFI Logistics, added, “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.
“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 that’s ideally suited for these needs.”
TForce operates a network of 60 distribution and product staging centers in the USA, with nearly 4,400 dedicated last-mile delivery trucks covering 92% of communities in the USA.
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.
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 TForce distribution centers, where they can then be staged for order fulfillment and final-mile delivery.
Lastly, customers benefit from the convenience and efficiency of managing 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 Carter.
The new integrated service is available from June. Customers can enquire of either their TForce or CFI Logistics representative for details and solution proposals.