Leading supply chain solutions provider, NFI, has been recognized as a Top 100 3PL provider by Inbound Logistics for the 12th consecutive year. The list was published in the July edition and serves as a guide to provide readers with insight into the top third-party logistics providers.
NFI was founded in 1932 and is made up of more than 13,000 employees spanning over 300 locations throughout North America. The company offers leading end-to-end supply chain solutions, including dedicated transportation, distribution, transportation management, brokerage, port drayage, intermodal, global logistics, and real estate. NFI serves a diverse range of industries, including food and beverage, retail, e-commerce, consumer packaged goods, and manufacturing.
“What sets NFI apart is our unparalleled level of customer service,” said Sid Brown, CEO of NFI. “NFI offers the flexibility and agility to navigate market shifts and address challenges for our customers, such as COVID-19, to ensure their supply chains remain uninterrupted. Our ability to respond to these challenges and engineer innovative solutions quickly and efficiently can be attributed to our success.”
NFI’s dedicated fleet contains more than 3,000 trucks and 12,500 trailers, with solutions spanning dry truckload, refrigerated transportation, flatbed, tanker, intermodal, bulk, and conestogas. In addition to organic growth, the company has enhanced its dedicated transportation service offering through the acquisition of G&P Trucking Company in 2019. NFI’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.
With over 50 million square feet throughout primary logistics hubs across North America, NFI has implemented robotics and automation within its warehouses to enhance efficiency and the employee experience. Today, NFI’s distribution footprint spans e-commerce fulfillment centers, cross-docks, transloading facilities, multi-temperature distribution centers, and customs examinations.
NFI has a significant drayage presence at nearly every major port, operating throughout the U.S. Through organic growth and the acquisition of California Cartage Company in 2017, NFI has expanded its drayage footprint and become a premier port drayage provider. An early adopter of electric vehicles, NFI currently operates 10 electric trucks in its drayage fleet and has implemented its own charging infrastructure with plans to add additional electric vehicles to its fleet this fall.
NFI’s non-asset transportation solutions diversify customers’ supply chains and expand capacity. With a robust network of more than 40,000 carrier partners, NFI’s brokerage team offers specialized services that span committed capacity, refrigerated, consolidation, flatbed, over-dimensional, intermodal, car hauling, final mile, and more. Further, the company’s transportation management, intermodal, and global solutions provide additional capacity to keep freight moving, providing true end-to-end solutions for customers.
Complementing its suite of supply chain solutions, NFI is also uniquely positioned as a real estate developer, tenant, owner, and manager. Specializing in building flexible, custom solutions that address customers’ specific needs, NFI’s real estate expertise includes development, leasing, transportation analysis, incentives procurement, LEED certification, and more.
See the full Inbound Logistics Top 100 3PL list here.
NFI is a fully integrated North American supply chain solutions provider headquartered in Camden, N.J. Privately held by the Brown family since its inception in 1932, NFI generates more than $2.6 billion in annual revenue and employs over 14,500 associates. NFI owns facilities globally and operates more than 50 million square feet of warehouse and distribution space. Its dedicated fleet consists of over 4,500 tractors and 12,500 trailers operated by 3,900 company drivers and leveraging partnerships with 500 owner operators. NFI has a significant drayage presence at nearly every major U.S. port, leveraging the services of an additional 1,500 owner operators. The company’s business lines include dedicated transportation, distribution, brokerage, transportation management, port drayage, intermodal, global logistics, and real estate. For more information about NFI, visit www.nfiindustries.com or call 1-877-NFI-3777.