History

Austin Freight Systems, Inc. (AFS) was founded by Brian Sutton and George Copeland in May of 1996. The two industry veterans and owners of AFS have a combined 80 years of experience together in trucking and transportation. Both owners have considerable experience as pioneers in LTL freight consolidation prior to the opening of Austin Freight Systems. AFS employees are dedicated to fulfilling our customers’ capacity and logistic needs in any type of industry conditions. Austin Freight has grown into a corporation that is now moving into a new headquarters to support our extraordinary continued growth. In addition to the assets of Sutton Transport (AFS’ sister company), AFS also has a carrier base of over 10,000 trucking partners. As Austin Freight has grown, so has customer loyalty as evidenced by long-standing customers which have been with the company since its founding in 1996. With a proven track record in customer service and competitive pricing over the past ten years the company has seen a customer increase of over 150%. With sales accelerating, Austin Freight is one of the most dependable and trustworthy freight brokerages in America.

TIA Membership

Austin Freight Systems has been a long standing member of TIA since 1998. As a member of this organization that represents the third-party logistics industry, AFS must hold the highest professional standards of service and business ethics. AFS is held accountable to these standards by TIA and takes the Code of Professionalism in highest regard.

MEET THE AFS TEAM

We are a third-party logistics company dedicated to helping you meet your transportation needs. At AFS, our expert staff and our long-term relationships are a powerful resource for any company’s growing supply chain needs.

Brian L Sutton
CEO/Owner
George K Copeland
CFO/Owner
Jim Gunter
Director of Operations
John Jones
National Sales Manager
Leslie Foss
Accounting - Payables & Receivables
Drew Copeland
IT Manager/Operations Lead
Cole Copeland
Inside Sales & Operations
Tara Sutton Roberts
Director of Marketing
Ben Morgan
Logistics Coordinator
Mark Munoz
Logistics Coordinator

Mr. Copeland & Mr. Brian Sutton also founded Sutton Transport in 1999. Sutton Transport is an asset based nationwide truckload provider. Mr. Copeland & Mr. Sutton are also partners in numerous real estate ventures.