NFI, a leading supply chain solutions provider, was recently recognized for its 2019 safety efforts within its dedicated and drayage fleet by the California Trucking Association (CTA). The Fleet Safety Awards recognizes the safest fleets in California, honoring companies developing and implementing superior safety and loss prevention programs through management commitment, employee involvement, and program innovation. NFI received the Charlie Giles Memorial Award for Most Improved Fleet, ranked first in the category of Intermodal Over 2 Million Miles, and ranked second in the category of LTL/General Commodities – Local/Short Haul 2 to 4 Million Miles.
Founded in 1932, NFI operates more than 4,500 trucks and 12,500 trailers within its transportation fleet throughout North America. Operated by 3,000 company drivers and leveraging partnerships with 400 owner operators, NFI’s dedicated solutions include dry truckload, refrigerated transportation, flatbed, tanker, intermodal, bulk, and conestogas. The company’s drayage solutions span every major port, rail terminal, and logistics hub throughout the U.S. and leverage the services of an additional 1,500 owner operators. NFI’s integrated drayage services include transloading, consolidation, deconsolidation, and customs exams.
NFI emphasizes safety throughout the organization to ensure all employees and associates perform their jobs safely and reliably through various onboarding and ongoing training initiatives. Further, providing exceptional customer service and keeping customers’ products safe is a priority across the company’s integrated suite of solutions. The company outfits its dedicated fleets with the latest technology to enhance safety, such as lane departure detection, tire pressure monitoring systems, lane assistance, and cameras.
“Safety is a core value at NFI and an integral part of how we operate,” said Aaron Brown, SVP at NFI Cal Cartage. “NFI’s focus on keeping our employees and communities safe lends itself to greater service and performance for our customers, ensuring products are delivered safely and on-time. We will continue to invest in innovative solutions that improve safety, including advanced training initiatives, state-of-the-art equipment, and new technology.”
In addition to safety, NFI is focused on the wellbeing of its communities and the company has taken steps to improve industry sustainability as an early adopter of electric vehicles. Partnering with leading manufacturers, the company currently operates 10 electric trucks and has implemented charging infrastructure with plans to continue expanding the fleet.
NFI’s full suite of solutions spans dedicated transportation, distribution, brokerage, transportation management, port drayage, intermodal, global logistics, and real estate. The company services customers throughout a variety of industries, such as food and beverage, retail, ecommerce, consumer packaged goods, and manufacturing. Learn more about the awards from CTA here.