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September 14th, 2017

Hurricane Irma is the strongest hurricane ever to hit Florida and the Caribbean. The hurricane has left behind catastrophic devastation, starting what could become a complex, multi-country relief and recovery effort. This follows closely on the heels of the historic devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

Our thoughts are with any in the CFI family directly impacted by these storms, and we are following our established disaster protocols to track anyone affected.



TFI International donates additional $250,000 to hurricane relief


We have been humbled to see the outpouring of support by individuals within the CFI family and by our parent company TFI International in the aftermath of each storm. For both Hurricane Harvey and Irma, TFI International has pledged $250,000 to relief efforts for a total $500,000 donation. CFI will be completing in-kind transportation of donations as part of relief efforts.

It is important that we continue to come together to help mitigate the terrible consequences of these events and we will continue to assist with recovery efforts. You can read about some of the ongoing work happening here and here. Employees are also encouraged to donate on an individual level to the Red Cross. Hurricane Irma Red Cross donations are now being collected here.

September 7th, 2017

Did you know that there are 3.5 million truck drivers in the United States?

In fact, one in every 15 working Americans is employed by the trucking industry according to the American Trucking Associations. The food in your fridge, the furniture you sit on and the car you drive were all delivered on trucks.

National Driver Appreciation Week is September 10-16th and we encourage you to choose an activity below to show professional drivers everywhere that they are appreciated!

Pay it forward. Do you know those stories about someone in a drive-thru window paying it forward? You can do the same thing at a truck stop. Whether it’s coffee or a lunch, small gestures can have a big impact.

Witness a good deed? Pass it along! We’re quick to share negative experiences, yet a positive interaction can sometimes go unrecognized. Did you see a driver avoid an accident due to safe driving or are you a customer who had a positive experience with one of our drivers? Tell us!

Advocate for infrastructure improvements. Trucks move America forward, without them grocery store shelves would be empty in less than a week. Write, call or email your legislator asking for them to invest in our infrastructure to help keep our roads safe for drivers everywhere.

Practice safe driving habits on the highway around trucks. Avoid distracted driving, obey road signs and don’t hang out in their blind spot. Distracted driving puts so much more at risk than just yourself.

Say thank you. Most drivers spend weeks away from their family missing birthdays and holidays. Whether it’s a family member or friend send them a quick note letting them know you appreciate their sacrifice.

Share what you’re doing on social media and use the hashtags #CFISaysThanks and #ThankATrucker to help spread the message.

Whether you were hired/contracted with us yesterday or closing in on 40 years of service, CFI thanks you for the difficult job you complete day in and day out.

December 29th, 2015

Earlier this month, we shared driver experiences with Wreaths Across America (WAA). Our company’s participation and support of WAA each year is part of our larger commitment to veterans — a commitment we reaffirmed that same weekend at a historical Statement of Support signing event coordinated by FASTPORT for the Employee Support of the Guard and Reserves (ESGR).

Senior Manager of Driver Recruiting, Gretchen Jackson signs the Statement of Support

Our Senior Manager of Driver Recruiting, Gretchen Jackson, joined FASPORT, ESGR, the Department of Defense and more than 40 employers at the Pentagon on Dec. 11 to participate in the ceremony. There, we formally pledged XPO Logistics Truckload’s support for their Guard and Reserve employees, vowing to advocate for them while they pursue their careers and fulfill their military obligations. This pledge affirms that we are ready and able to stand as first responders in veteran employment.


The purpose of the Statement of Support program is to increase employer backing by encouraging employers to act as advocates for employee participation in the military. Alex Baird, ESGR Executive Director said in a press release from FASTPORT, “Today, supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.” The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Statement of Support program is the cornerstone of ESGR’s efforts to gain and maintain employer support of employee service in the Guard and Reserve.”

When asked about the experience and XPO’s participation, Gretchen said, “We’ve always seen the value of supporting our nation’s military. It’s the right thing to do. It’s why we participate in programs like Wreaths Across America, why we rolled out our True to the Troops program earlier this year and why we have our own military advocate to help not only hire, but work with our service member employees to ensure they are succeeding in their careers while being able to meet their service requirements.”

If you have questions about any of our military programs, please contact us to learn more about XPO Logistics Truckload’s commitment to our military members.