CFI Receives US EPA 2017 SmartWay Excellence Award

Award Recipients are Top Environmental Performers and Leaders for Freight Supply Chain Efficiency

Joplin, Mo. – Oct. 26, 2017 – CFI, a North American full-truckload carrier and division of TFI International Inc., was honored this week with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. The Excellence Awardees were honored at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management & Exhibition Annual Conference held in Orlando, Florida on Oct. 23, 2017.

CFI was one of 62 companies to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s 3,600 partners. “At CFI, we are working hard to reduce the company’s environmental footprint by promoting cleaner and more efficient transportation strategies that contribute to reduced emissions while remaining profitable for our customers,” said Tim Staroba, President, CFI.

A sustainability leader utilizing full aerodynamics on tractors and trailers, CFI maintains an EPA- and CARB-compliant fleet as well as MPG goals. The company has been a recognized winner of the SmartWay Excellence Award for six of the last 11 years (2006, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017).

“Since 2004, EPA and the business community have collaborated through the SmartWay Partnership to reduce the economic and environmental costs of goods movement, a vital sector of our national economy,” said Christopher Grundler, Director of the EPA’s Office of Transportation & Air Quality, “This year’s award-winning freight carriers, shippers and third-party logistics companies demonstrate that they can move more goods, more miles, while using less fuel. These firms are not only serving the growing needs of their customers – they are also doing their part to keep our environment clean and protect human health.”


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.

About SmartWay

EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing the impacts of climate change. Demonstrating a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive and sustainable business environment. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have avoided emitting more than 94 million metric tons of air pollutants, while saving more than 197 million barrels of oil and $27.8 billion in fuel costs – equivalent to eliminating the annual energy use of over 12 million homes. SmartWay also contributes to cleaner air and healthier citizens by significantly reducing emissions of the pollution that contributes to smog, including fine particulate matter and nitrogen oxides.

More information on SmartWay in general: SmartWay Excellence Award:

Katlin Owens, (918) 697-7713
Communications Coordinator Senior

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