Our two owners have 80 years of combined experience in trucking and transportation. Austin Freight Systems (AFS) is headquartered in Austin, Texas with a branch in Chicago, Illinois. Austin Freight’s asset based sister company, Sutton Transport, is also based in Austin, Texas. AFS is a premiere provider of supply chain and capacity solutions for all of our customers’ transportation needs. AFS also specializes in outbound and inbound freight for the California market. To learn more about Austin Freight, check out the company’s history below.


Austin Freight Systems, Inc. (AFS) 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. Austin Freight Systems 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. Mr. George Copeland & Mr. Brian Sutton also founded Sutton Transport in 1999, an asset based nationwide truckload provider. Mr. Copeland & Mr. Sutton are also partners in numerous real estate ventures. AFS employees are dedicated to fulfilling our customers’ capacity and logistic needs in any type of industry conditions. The company hauled over 9,500 truckloads for their customer base in 2017. Moreover, with sales accelerating, AFS is one of the most dependable and trustworthy freight brokerages in America. 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, the company has experienced a customer increase of over 150% in the past ten years.

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.


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.