TFI International Truck Accident Attorneys
Los Angeles Litigators Helping Truck Crash Victims Nationwide
At Wisner Baum, 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.
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.
Truck Accident Lawyers Representing Your Interests
The high number of tractor-trailers and delivery vehicles on the road increases the risk of a catastrophic truck collision. Passenger vehicle occupants often suffer debilitating injuries when they are involved in a tractor-trailer crash or a truck wreck. Truck accident injuries are often life-threatening and can permanently affect the victim’s quality of life.
All too often, transport companies focus on profits and efficiency at the expense of public safety. Improperly maintained trucks, vehicles that don’t meet safety regulations, and overworked, fatigued truck drivers all contribute to the danger on US highways.
At Wisner Baum, we have successfully litigated against many large trucking firms in the US. We have obtained billions of dollars for our clients, some of which suffered devastating truck crash injuries or lost a family member. If you were in a car accident involving a big rig, our team is here to build the strongest claim possible and to hold negligent trucking companies accountable for the harm they have caused. Contact us today to speak with a TFI International truck crash lawyer. Our attorneys are available for a free, no-obligation consultation and to answer any questions you may have.
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