CFI offers drivers the option of getting started on the road with a solid career for a company that offers over-the-road, 53’ dry-van trailers and also takes care of the logistics through CFI logistics.
The company has career options for the right driver who is passionate and dedicated to their job.
Who Owns CFI?
Contract Freighters Inc (CFI)has been in operation for more than 66 years, with the company maintaining 2,000+ trucks across North America. The company started with just two trucks in Joplin, Missouri, and now, they also service Montana, Tennessee and Texas.
Additional drop yards are also present in Florida, Illinois and Georgia, with locations throughout Mexico, too.
TFI International is the parent company of CFI.
The Canada-based company is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The company operates logistics and trucking across Canada, Mexico and the United States.
CFI Transportation Careers
Driving for CFI means that you have a steady job with a publicly-traded company that is well-financed. You’ll find ample opportunities to earn bonuses and pay with the company. You’ll also find that you can operate as a:
- Company driver
- Owner operator
- Team driver
If you’re ready for a life on the road and the freedom to explore the country, CFI has trucking opportunities for you.
CFI Trucking Company Driver Pay
The average salaries per position are:
Our 3rd-party data has the average CFI driver salary at $52,402. Reported pay information ranges from $14,000 to $129,000. Company, solo drivers will also receive $0.03 extra per mile for all miles over 11,000 miles.
CFI Owner Operator Pay
Of course, if you are running as an 0wner-operator you can earn the most money, with an average salary of $128,027 per year.
You will be responsible for your rig’s maintenance and additional costs.
As a driver for the company, you’ll also benefit from:
- Options for:
- Short-term disability
- Life insurance
- Medical insurance
- Dental and vision insurance
- Discounts on maintenance work
- Truck stop scanning
- Electronic logs
- Free inspections at:
- Joplin, Missouri
- Laredo, Texas
All of the company’s trailers are California compliant.
CFI Team Driver Pay
In a team, you’re able to cover more miles and earn more money. The average team driver makes $84,311 per year as reported on Indeed.com. But CFI claims that the average 1099 income for team drivers is $221,162 per team.
Additional Potential To Earn More
CFI offers a slew of additional pay scenarios and bonuses.
When driving with or for the company, you’ll also be able to enjoy:
- $35 per stop not including the first and final stop
- $25 for Canadian border crossing
- $50 for certain zip code deliveries, primarily New York City and Long Island
- $75 per 24-hour layover time after 48 hours
- $60 extra for working holidays
- $0.05 extra for each mile in the Northeast
- $0.03 extra per mile when hauling HAZMAT
You’ll also be able to secure performance-based bonuses.
CFI offers equal employment opportunities for all drivers. If you want to be a driver for the company, you will need to pass a post-offer drug screening.
Requirements When Working for CFI
- 21+ years of age
- Class A CDL
- Right to live and work in the US
- Agree to travel throughout all 48 contiguous states, and travel into Canada for two to three weeks at a time
- 3 or more months of OTR experience
- Must not have any serious violations in the past five years, including:
You must also have the ability to pass all class and testing requirements.
Drivers for the company will also receive:
- 401(k) options
- Dental insurance
- Life insurance
- Health insurance
- Vision insurance
- Employee discounts
CFI Trucking Schools
CFI needs drivers, and they offer several options for student drivers. Student drivers average $40,930 per year, with certain requirements needed to be met to receive assistance. The company offers:
- Tuition reimbursement, where the company will pay up to $4,000 towards your tuition. CFI will pay for the first 12 months of tuition plus the remainder as long as you remain a driver for the company and the total doesn’t exceed $4,000.
- Company-paid tuition is also offered with a 12-month commitment. You will have to attend trucking school in Missouri, and the company will also cover room and board for the entirety of your four-week course.
CFI, and all trucking companies, are starting to offer tuition reimbursement or training to try and bring new drivers into their ranks. The industry is in a severe driver shortage, so anyone who is just starting their career can receive great pay and benefits as a student driver.
CFI’s Service Area
The company services the 48 contiguous states along with Canada. There are opportunities in Mexico, too. Regional positions are offered to keep drivers closer to home.
What Drivers Are Saying
CFI Trucking is ranked very well with a four-star average rating from reviews.
The overall experience with the company is good. Drivers have left a lot of rave reviews stating that the company offers great pay, benefits and that management is good, too.
The hardest part of the job is being away for long periods of time, especially when having to travel into Canada.
Drivers claim that they require you to test everything on the truck before going out on the road.
Safety is key for the company, and I did see a complaint from an owner-operator out in Joplin that claimed they had him out on the road for less than 2,000 miles a week.
He earned $6,500 a month and claims that, at least for an owner-operator, scheduling and home time are exceptional.