CFI Announces 2017 Drivers of the Year

Annual recognition of drivers who prioritize customer service and safety every day

JOPLIN, Mo. — January 23, 2018 — CFI, a North American full-truckload carrier and division of TFI International Inc. (TSX: TFII, OTCQX: TFIFF), today announced its 2017 Drivers of the Year.

The Driver of the Year awards are given to individuals and teams for both company and contracted drivers, as well to the top regional driver. We selected our 2017 recipients based on their overall performance, and drivers must have at least 12 months of continuous employment to qualify. This elite group of professional drivers has a combined total of 58 years’ experience with CFI. Some additional facts about this group:

  • Combined total of 816,684 miles driven in 2017
  • Combined lifetime miles of more than 6.6 million
  • Average miles per gallon of 7.15 in 2017

CFI recognized the drivers during an awards ceremony held on January 12 at its headquarters in Joplin, Missouri.

Drivers of the Year:
Javier Canas, of Tampa, Florida, was named CFI’s Company Driver of the Year. Javier started driving for CFI in 2008.
Andrew Jones and Phillip Powell were named Company Team of the Year. Andrew is from Orange Park, Florida and Phillip is from Baldwin, Florida.
Ronald Linville, from Grapeland, Texas, was named CFI’s Contractor Driver of the Year.
Timothy Wells of Carthage, Missouri, and Noel Hopper of Merigold, Mississippi, were selected as CFI’s Contractor Team of the Year.
Texas natives Donna and Jose Alaniz were named Regional Drivers of the Year.

“All of our professional drivers have a strong commitment to safety and excellence. These seven individuals are no different, but they went above and beyond in 2017,” said Greg Orr, President of CFI. “We are very fortunate to have these committed drivers on the CFI team and appreciate their continued support and professionalism over the years.”


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
  • Less-than-truckload
  • Truckload
  • Logistics

TFI International Inc. is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: TFII) and the OTCQX marketplace in the U.S. (OTCQX: TFIFF). For more information, visit


CFI is a leading provider of time-definite 53-foot dry-van truckload transportation services in North America. Headquartered in Joplin, Missouri, CFI has a fleet of 2,400 company tractors and 8,000 trailers in addition to an independent contractor fleet. CFI provides solo, team and dedicated trucking operations with consistent quality service. Visit CFI on the web at or call (417) 623-5229.

Media contact:
Katlin Owens
Manager Corporate Communications
(417) 623-5229 ext. 5359

Media Contact

Katlin Owens
Manager Corporate Communications


Corporate Awards

Media Contact

Katlin Owens
Manager Corporate Communications