TFI International Truck Accident Attorneys
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At Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, our
truck accident attorneys have litigated many claims and represented hundreds of people against
trucking companies in the U.S. If you or someone in your family was involved
in a TFI International truck accident, you need an experienced truck crash
attorney to fight for justice on your behalf.
Contact our team today at (855) 948-5098 or
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across the country.
A Company Snapshot of TFI International
TFI International Inc. is a Canadian transport company based in Montreal,
Quebec. It was founded in 1957 by the Emond brothers and began as a small
trucking service known as Cabano. In 1999, the company’s name was
changed to TFI International. TFI International has grown by taking over
other companies, with more than 80 fully owned subsidiaries that continue
operations under their own brand. In 2018, TFI International reported
revenue of $5.12 billion (US $3.89 billion). The company listed 7,465
power units, 26,487 trailers, and 8,527 independent contractors in its
2018 annual report.
The company transports a wide variety of cargo, including hazardous materials,
food, and retail items, operating thousands of vehicles throughout the
United States, Canada, and Mexico. TFI International has more than 350
facilities and employs more than 17,500 people. The transport and logistics
company has four business segments: Package and Courier, Less-Than-Truckload,
Truckload, and Logistics. With 48% of the annual revenue, Truckload is TFI International’s main source of revenue, followed by Less-Than-Truckload and Logistics, both of which contribute
19% of the revenue.
TFI’s Segments and Subsidiary Companies
TFI International expands its network by purchasing other companies and
allowing them to continue operating under their own brand. As a result,
it is difficult to get information specifically about TFI’s tractor-trailers
or the TFI international accident history. Its subsidiary companies operate
a variety of vehicles, including tractor-trailers, tanker trucks, delivery
vans and other vehicles used to transport goods.
Although TFI allows the companies it buys to operate under their own brand,
it is still responsible for ensuring that the companies it owns operate
their trucks in a safe and legal manner and that their drivers do not
violate hours-of-service rules. TFI has a responsibility to other motorists
on the road to take every necessary precaution to avoid a car crash, pedestrian
accident, motorcycle crash, or any other incident that causes damage or harm.
Package and Courier Companies
- Canpar Express
- ICS Courier
- Loomis Express
- TForce Integrated Solutions
- Clarke Transport
- National Fast Freight
- Quitrax Intermodal
- Canadian Freightways
- La Crete Transport
- McMurry Serv-U Expediting
- Quik X Transportation
- Tripar Transportation
- TST Overland Express
Conventional: A&M International, Besner, CFI, Clarke Road Transport, Couture, Ganeca,
Grégoire, Laidlaw Carriers Van, Papineau International, TF Dedicated,
Transport America, Transport J.C. Germain
Specialized: Aulick Leasing, Bergeron, BTC East, Charbonneau, Contrans Flatbed Group,
Contrans Tank Group, Contrans Vrac, Durocher International, E.L. Farmer,
GBT, GHL Transport, Golden International, JAF, JAG, Kingsway Bulk, Laidlaw
Carriers Bulk, McArthur Express, Mirabel Logistic, Nordique, P&W Intermodal,
Piston Tank, Rebel Transport, SAF, TF Truckload & Logistics, Timeline
Logistic, Tri-line Carriers, TST Expedited, TTL, Westfreight Systems, Winalta
AC Final Mile, Cavlier Logistics, CRI Logistica, CFI Logistics, CK Logistics,
Clarke North America, Cornerstone Logistics, Craler, E&L Logistics,
Guardian Medical Logistics, Hyphen Transportation Management, Kobelt Transportation,
Landry, Logikit, Patriot Freight Services, Quik X Logistics, St-Lambert,
Stream Logistics, TForce Critical, TForce Final Mile Canada, TForce Final
Mile U.S., TForce Premier Distribution
Are TFI International Trucks Safe?
Unfortunately, some trucking companies cut corners on safety in the interest
of protecting profits. This can include failing to properly maintain their
trucks, pushing drivers to work too many hours without enough rest, allowing
inadequately trained pets in the tractor, failing to adequately train
its drivers, and other activities that put motorists and pedestrians at
risk of serious injuries.
Thorough statistics about TFI International’s semi-truck accident
history are difficult to determine because it owns 80 subsidiaries that
do business under their own name, it is clear that they have been involved
in many collisions in the past two years.
CFI: 4,148 inspections, 1,275 violations, 211 crashes, 4 fatalities
E.L. Farmer: 97 inspections, 64 violations, 6 crashes, 0 fatalities
Transport America: 1,833 inspections, 571 violations, 120 crashes, 2 fatalities
This is a snapshot of only three of TFI International’s subsidiaries
that operate in the US. The actual number of crashes and fatalities to
have occurred on US roads since TFI began operating in the US is significantly
higher, when all the trucking company’s subsidiaries who operate
in the US are accounted for and their collisions collected.
When trucking companies are involved in
car crashes, their commercial vehicle accident attorneys and insurance companies will
do what they can to minimize the amount they pay to truck crash victims.
Often, the first settlement they offer you will be only a fraction of
what you are entitled to as compensation following your big rig accident.
Once you have accepted their offer, you likely will not be able to file
a lawsuit. That is why it’s vital—before you agree to anything
the trucking company or their truck accident lawyer offers you—to
speak with an experienced truck accident attorney.
Call (855) 948-5098 or fill out our
online form to contact our attorneys.