About Us - Cherokee Freight Lines - A Reliable Trucking Team
Cherokee Freight Lines is a family-owned and operated business located in Stockton, California, with a commitment to providing quality service. A Reliable Trucking Team. at your service
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A Reliable

Trucking Team

The CFL Team is backed by decades of experienced, true grit, determination and the innate ability to diversify – to move with and be a part of the evolution of trucking. The relationships we build with customers, vendors and co-workers are long-lasting with good reason. We appreciate good people and commit ourselves to providing continuous quality service.

Cherokee Freight Lines continues to be a family-owned and operated business.


Leanne Scannavino

At the helm is Leanne Scannavino, wife of founder Gary Scannavino, making Cherokee Freight Lines a proud woman-owned business. Leanne has been a part of Cherokee Freight Lines since 1971. She is dedicated to providing great service with a commitment to safety. Since becoming President, one of Leanne’s greatest achievements has been tripling our Safety staff and requiring more stringent training amongst our driving team. Her dedication to this cause has resulted in a reduction of incidents and a proven score, which surpasses many of our competitors.

WBE and WBENC Certified

Cherokee Freight Lines Logistics is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US.

Vice President

Jack Riella

Jack Riella, cousin of founder Gary Scannavino, has been with Cherokee Freight Lines since 1967. He has been a part of CFL’s early beginnings of just a few trucks to the hundreds we have today in what is considered one of the most diverse carriers in the nation. You can say with confidence that Jack is an expert in this industry. His years of experience and knowledge are highly valued by our team. He has been able to successfully provide training and industry expertise to our fellow team leaders and continues to be a valuable resource, ensuring Cherokee Freight Lines will thrive for many years to come.


unmatched experience

Our history provides experience

Trucking has been a way of life for the Scannavino family since 1945 when Al Scannavino purchased his first truck. Agricultural commodities were the backbone of the business typifying most carriers located in Stockton, in the heart of California’s Central Valley. Through hard work and perseverance, the business expanded to a fleet of more than fifty trucks by the early 1970’s.  Currently, they have more than 300 trucks, including dry freight, wine tanks, compartment wine tanks, food grade liquid tanks and sugar pneumatics, to name a few.

In 1966, Gary Scannavino started Cherokee Freight Lines.  Although Cherokee’s early roots were in transporting winery-related products, it has grown over the years to become a diversified carrier of food-grade commodities serving some of the largest companies in the nation.

Gary Scannavino built Cherokee Freight Lines into a solid company with a reputation for superior service at competitive rates and an enviable record of on-time deliveries.  He took great pride in adapting transportation service to the demands of our customers.  With stability in management and flexibility to meet the formidable challenges of the industry, Cherokee has maintained successful long-term relationships with customers that can be measured over decades.

It is now in its 4th generation of the Scannavino Family, Cherokee Freight Lines is a family owned and operated trucking business led by Leanne Scannavino.  This company has been built on hard work, dedication, and an eye toward the future. They have embraced green technology whenever possible including new trucks with emission friendly engines.  Their entire fleet is equipped with the latest technology, resulting in Cherokee having one of the best safety records in the industry.

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Gary Scannavino: 1949 – 2006