CFI unveils military-, female-tribute trucks

Updated Aug 31, 2018

CFI has unveiled five custom-designed, large-format “truck wraps” recognizing the company’s military veteran and female drivers for their service to CFI and its customers, and to encourage more military veterans and women to consider truck driving as a profession.

Four of the units have a new “True to the Troops” commemorative graphics package, joining two existing military-themed trucks in the fleet.

An example of one of the “True to the Troops” trucks, displayed in Overdrive‘s Pride & Polish competition at the Great American Trucking Show today through Saturday, Aug. 25. The fleet hopes the trucks also serve a recruitment purpose, to which point CFI has opened up portals for both military veterans and female drivers at these links..An example of one of the “True to the Troops” trucks, displayed in Overdrive‘s Pride & Polish competition at the Great American Trucking Show today through Saturday, Aug. 25. The fleet hopes the trucks also serve a recruitment purpose, to which point CFI has opened up portals for both military veterans and female drivers at these links..

Also new to the fleet is a special unit displaying a “She Drives CFI” truck wrap, which honors four of CFI’s longest-tenured women drivers. Fourteen percent of CFI’s 2,000 drivers are women, while more than sixteen percent are U.S. military veterans.

Among four female drivers pictured on the truck is Stephanie Klang, who recently retired and who was a past honoree in Overdrive’s former “Most Beautiful” program recognizing female drivers. The three other CFI female drivers pictured are; Alisha Slaughter of El Paso, Texas; Tanya Lateyice of Albuquerque, N.M.; and Jemcia Turner of Tulsa, Okla.Among four female drivers pictured on the truck is Stephanie Klang, who recently retired and who was a past honoree in Overdrive’s former “Most Beautiful” program recognizing female drivers. The three other CFI female drivers pictured are; Alisha Slaughter of El Paso, Texas; Tanya Lateyice of Albuquerque, N.M.; and Jemcia Turner of Tulsa, Okla.

“The women honored with this special truck are a positive example for all drivers,” said Greg Orr, president of CFI. “We want to encourage more women to enter the profession. By recognizing these pioneers, their perseverance and their trail-blazing leadership, we’re honoring the past, present and future.”

Orr added that the military-themed commemorative wraps accomplish an equally important objective – recognizing its military veteran employees, for their service to the country, and the values of safety, reliability, and superior service they demonstrate as professional CFI drivers.

“We are dedicated to supporting our veterans and providing stable, reliable jobs for them,” said Orr. “The qualities of integrity, commitment, teamwork and a strong work ethic ingrained through their military service are the same we value highly in our employees.”

Selected to drive the “True to the Troops” trucks are four military-service veterans at CFI, two of whom are pictured here. From left: CFI drivers Michael Slack of Lebanon, Mo., and Josh Armstrong of Leland, N.C.; also pictured are Darrel Bogan, who has driven the original “True to the Troops” truck since 2015, and CFI President Greg Orr. The other two truckers chosen to drive to two new units are Tom Christian of Austin, Texas, and Scott Bell of Boroda, Mich.Selected to drive the “True to the Troops” trucks are four military-service veterans at CFI, two of whom are pictured here. From left: CFI drivers Michael Slack of Lebanon, Mo., and Josh Armstrong of Leland, N.C.; also pictured are Darrel Bogan, who has driven the original “True to the Troops” truck since 2015, and CFI President Greg Orr. The other two truckers chosen to drive to two new units are Tom Christian of Austin, Texas, and Scott Bell of Boroda, Mich.
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