NFI, a leading third-party logistics company, was recently recognized as a 2020 Top 100 Trucker by Inbound Logistics. Chosen from a 400+ candidate pool, the annual list is published in the September issue as an in-depth directory and offers readers the ability to match the solutions providers best suited to their trucking needs and requirements.
NFI was established in 1932 and has grown to be one of the oldest and largest privately-held 3PLs in North America, serving customers throughout many industries including food and beverage, retail, ecommerce, consumer packaged goods, and manufacturing. Today, the company operates a dedicated fleet of more than 3,000 tractors and 12,500 trailers with solutions spanning dry truckload, refrigerated transportation, flatbed, tanker, intermodal, bulk, and conestogas. Safety is a top priority at NFI and the company’s dedicated fleets are equipped with the latest technology to enhance safety and maximize performance, including aerodynamic components, lane departure detection, tire pressure monitoring systems, lane assistance, and cameras.
NFI also has a significant drayage presence at nearly every major U.S. port, leveraging the services of more than 1,500 owner operators to offer a full suite of solutions including transloading, consolidation, deconsolidation, and customs exams. With a focus on innovation and sustainability, the company is a pioneer in electric trucks and partners with industry-leading manufacturers to test the vehicles in real-world conditions. NFI currently operates 10 electric trucks within its drayage fleet and has invested in charging stations with plans to expand its electric fleet. In recognition of its sustainability efforts, NFI has been named a four-time SmartWay Excellence Award Winner, as well as a SmartWay High Performer twice, among other accolades.
“In today’s environment, partnering with a reliable transportation provider is more important than ever,” said Sid Brown, CEO of NFI. “NFI’s flexibility and agility is particularly evident through our customers’ success during the COVID-19 pandemic. By remaining nimble, we have been able to keep their supply chains running, despite the challenges that the coronavirus has presented across the globe. The ability to problem solve quickly and efficiently with an exceptional level of customer service has enabled NFI to continue to expand throughout the past 88 years, growing with existing customers and partnering with new ones.”
In addition to dedicated transportation and drayage, the company’s integrated suite of services spans distribution, transportation management, brokerage, intermodal, global logistics, and real estate. View the full directory of Inbound Logistics top 100 truckers here.