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CFI appoints Bill Carter VP logistics, Shepard Dunn VP sales


Tuesday, February 14, 2017
by THE TRUCKER NEWS SERVICES

Joining industry position under TFI International Inc., with the addition of Carter (right) and Dunn, CFI is poised for growth in sales and new valued-added services of logistics, brokerage and freight management, stated a company news release. (Courtesy: CFI)
Joining industry position under TFI International Inc., with the addition of Carter (right) and Dunn, CFI is poised for growth in sales and new valued-added services of logistics, brokerage and freight management, stated a company news release. (Courtesy: CFI)

JOPLIN, Mo. — CFI, a North American full-truckload carrier, has announced the appointment of Bill Carter to the newly created position of vice president, logistics, and former Truckload Carriers Association Chairman Shepard Dunn as vice president, sales.

Both will report to CFI President Tim Staroba.

Carter, most recently the president and chief operating officer of Hill Brothers Logistics, brings his 30 years of transportation experience to the CFI family. Previously, Carter was a force behind the extraordinary growth in freight management and logistics business for Werner, CRST, BirdDog and Hill Brothers Logistics. Carter started with the company this month.

“The time is right to build on our existing logistics capabilities in Mexico to expand across North America,” Staroba said. “Bill has the requisite expertise and CFI has the necessary assets and business elements to create a more robust portfolio of logistics services.”

Dunn, former president and CEO with Best Way Express Inc., has an understanding of operations, safety, maintenance and finance and more than 20 years of experience in the transportation industry. In addition to his leadership role at Best Way Express, Dunn was the chairman of TCA from 2014 to 2015. Dunn will strategically lead CFI sales while partnering with Pete Montano, who has taken on the additional role of national accounts leader. Dunn joins the company in March.

“Combining Dunn’s vision with Montano’s experience, CFI is enhancing the customer experience to provide the best service in the industry,” added Staroba.

Joining industry position under TFI International Inc., with the addition of Carter and Dunn, CFI is poised for growth in sales and new valued-added services of logistics, brokerage and freight management, stated a company news release.

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 and the OTCQX marketplace in the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.tfiintl.com.

 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 CFIdrive.com or call (417) 623-5229.

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