70 Years of CFI

Started in 1951 by Ursul Lewellen, an owner-operator with a truck and two trailers, CFI has since grown to approximately 2,000 tractors, 7,800 trailers, and 2,800 employees. Throughout these years of growth, CFI has been acquired and sold, but if one thing is certain, it's that CFI’s 70 years of experience and innovation have positioned us to navigate the supply chain no matter the challenge.


An early Contract Freighters Inc. (CFI) rig.

From being a pioneer of cross-border shipping to being the first motor carrier to receive the President’s “E” Award for its role in increasing U.S. exports, CFI knows a thing or two about growth. Keep reading from Heavy Duty Trucking for more about CFI throughout the years and what makes us a North American supply chain leader.

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