An entrepreneur, with more than 39 years in the trucking industry, Mr. Brian Sutton is a respected leader in the trucking and freight industry. Mr. Sutton was born in Kewanee, Illinois and attended high school in Burlington, Iowa. He started on the freight docks as an 18-year-old teenager during the summers. Mr. Sutton spent four years at United Parcel Service (UPS) in Corpus Christi, Texas while attending college. He graduated from Corpus Christi State University in 1981 (now known as Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi) with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management.
At age 22, Mr. Sutton became the youngest terminal manager in the history of Consolidated Freightways, (CF). While at CF, he started and opened the Midland/Odessa and San Angelo, Texas markets for CF from scratch. He came to Austin in 1985 as the Terminal Manager for ARA/Smith’s Transportation and built the first freight terminal on an open filed on Bagby Lane in far east Austin.
In 1989, Mr. Sutton joined Modaline, Inc. in Austin as the National Sales Manager. Mr. Sutton and Mr. George Copeland opened Austin Freight Systems, Inc., a freight brokerage in Austin, in 1996 to better serve the Austin and Texas Truckload, LTL and Flatbed market. Mr. Sutton & Mr. Copeland are experts in the Truckload & large LTL brokerage business, with an extensive & impressive customer following.