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About Us

Delivering excellence since 1951

There’s a reason our customers have trusted us for over 70 years. As a North American supply chain leader, we know trucking is more than moving freight from point A to B. The decades of experience we’ve acquired navigating the transportation industry have earned the trust and respect of clients everywhere. With extensive coverage throughout Canada, Mexico, and the US, we find the perfect route for your goods at affordable rates.

Our team of transportation experts are devoted to keeping North America moving. With some of the most respected, dedicated people in the industry, we are committed to a future that is progressive and adaptive.

We bring diverse talent together to build flexible solutions. By investing routinely in business improvements, we are constantly expanding our shipping network, strengthening our capacity, and building unrivaled customer services.

Our History

How it All Began


CFI began in Joplin, MO with the one owner operator and two trailers.


To enforce safety regulations, the CFI Safety car conducted road patrols of the fleet.


First company tractor was purchased and CFI began providing service to Mexico and Canada. The fleet size had reached 940 trucks and surpassed 2,000 before the turn of the century. In the years following, the first international and Canadian offices opened in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon(1987) and Toronto, Ontario (1988).


CFI was the first carrier to receive the President’s “E” Award. This award was created by the executive order of the U.S. President to afford suitable recognition to persons, firms, or organizations which contribute significantly in the effort to increase U.S. exports.


CFI begins operations in Mexico.


CFI Logistica headquarters established in Guadalajara. Four years later terminals opened in Monterey, San Luis Potosí, Mexico City, and Querétaro.


First inbound customs clearance service.


CFI celebrates 70 years of business and adds Temp-Control to service offerings.


CFI and Heartland Express join forces. CFI’s Truckload, Mexico, and Temp-Control divisions are acquired by Heartland Express Inc in September ‘22.

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Company Initiatives

Making a Difference

True To The Troops

True to the Troops

If you’ve recently made the transition to civilian life or will be soon, you may be wondering “what’s next?” Our “True to the Troops” program is designed to help military Veterans transition seamlessly and confidently into a transportation career. We’re dedicated to providing military Veterans a supportive environment that rewards excellence and offers boundless growth opportunities. Join us as we stand ready to honor and support you in your civilian career.

She Drives CFI

We want to see more women behind the wheel! She Drives CFI means embracing a bigger mission to create equal, safe, and supportive opportunities for women in transportation. Proudly named a Top Company for Women to Work for in Transportation, we are proud to carry forward the legacy of trailblazing women who have shaped the transportation industry. Fourteen percent of our fleet is made up of female professional drivers. That’s more than double the industry average. Join our community of motivated women as we set out to change the industry norm and inspire more women to pursue a career in trucking.

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Charities We Support

Logo Wreaths Across America
Logo Boys Girls Club Logo
Logo Dav 1
Logo Area Agency Of Aging
Logo Ronald Mcdonald House
Logo Holy Joes Cafe
Logo Joplin Humane Society
Logo Camp Quality Usa
Logo Children's Havent
Logo The Salvation Army