CFI Plans to Upgrade Tractors, Raise Pay

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CFI says it will acquire 770 Kenworth T-680 Next Gen tractors. (CFI)

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TFI International operating company CFI on Feb. 2 detailed plans to upgrade its fleet equipment and increase driver pay this year.

CFI will implement a streamlined compensation program to align driver pay for consistency across its trucking operations. Drivers in the truckload and temperature-controlled operations will receive an increase of 2 cents per mile. The company also is acquiring 770 Kenworth T-680 Next Gen tractors.

“We continue to invest in our people with modern, fuel-efficient equipment, including options and accessories most in demand by professional drivers supporting safe operations and driver comfort,” President Greg Orr said in a statement. “With these new units, the average age of CFI’s tractor fleet will be less than 2 years.”



The tractors will be equipped with safety technologies and features designed for driver convenience. The company also is purchasing 250 new 53-foot trailers, consisting of 100 dry van general freight trailers and 150 refrigerated trailers.

“Our drivers persevered through another challenging year, providing consistent, superior service,” Orr noted. “Our fleet investments and compensation increases reflect their excellent performance and our goal of supporting them.”

CFI also noted that driver personnel can qualify for incentive bonuses based on safety and productivity performance, retention, years of service and recruiting referrals. The company has nearly 3,000 professional drivers operating more than 3,900 tractors and 10,000 53-foot dry van trailers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

TFI International, based in Montreal, ranks No. 5 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America. — Transport Topics

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