Originally from Del Rio, Texas, Mr. George Copeland received a BA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1976. With more than 39 years of experience in the freight logistics industry, he brings expertise to the company. Mr. Copeland started in the freight transportation business with SMT Freight Lines in San Antonio, Texas as their Director of Customer Service from 1977-1982. He moved back to Austin to be the Terminal Manager for SMT from 1982-1989. In 1989, Mr. Copeland joined Modaline, Inc. as their VP of Operations from 1989-1996.
Mr. Copeland teamed up with Mr. Brian Sutton and started Austin Freight Systems, Inc. (AFS) in 1996. Mr. Copeland became the first Certified Transportation Broker (CTB) in the Austin area in February of 1999. At AFS, he is responsible for Finance/Accounting, Computer IT, Administration & Operations.
Active in the Boy Scouts of America for 12 years as an Assistant Scoutmaster, one of his proudest achievements was hiking across the Grand Canyon, north rim to south rim. Mr. Copeland is currently a Director of the Greater Austin Area United States Bowling Congress and a member of the Exchange Club of Austin.
Mr. Copeland said, “We founded AFS on the principles of honesty, integrity, and hard work. We deal fairly with our customers, employees, carriers, and do what we say we will do. Communication is the key to our business. We strive to uphold these principles.”