JOPLIN, Mo. — CFI, a North American logistics and full-truckload carrier subsidiary of TFI International Inc., will assume responsibility for the Optimal Freight logistics company effective January 1, 2019.
Since 2011, Optimal Freight has operated out of Chicago under the TFI umbrella to provide transport of truckload and LTL shipments throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Its services include dry van, temperature controlled, expedited, over dimensional, LTL and intermodal.
“We are thrilled at the prospect of learning from the talented individuals at Optimal Freight while better supporting this group under the CFI Logistics umbrella,” said CFI President Greg Orr. “The timing for this transition is ideal as CFI expands its logistics division and customer service offerings in 2019.”
With U.S. offices in Joplin, Dallas and now Chicago, CFI Logistics is an asset-enhanced 3PL operating in North America utilizing all modes of transportation.
Orr said the organization provides unique cross-border expertise and 24/7 bilingual customer support.
In the U.S. CFI manages 15 owned U.S. terminals and drop lots, and through sister company CFI Logistica, CFI’s Mexico operations include an LTL network and solutions through C-TPAT carriers into South America.
“We are very excited to begin working with the Optimal team to enhance the solutions we collectively provide our customers,” said CFI VP Logistics Bill Carter.
Business continuity will remain intact as Optimal Freight rebrands and operates as part of the CFI Logistics organization.