As an Austin original, Jim Gunter has watched the Austin area grow enormously throughout his lifetime. After attending schools in Austin, he graduated from Texas State University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. Jim started his career in the trucking business with Southwestern Motor Transport (SMT Lines). Jim worked for SMT for 14 years, and was always known as an operator, eventually becoming the Austin Terminal Manager. Jim is well-rounded and was trained in all facets of terminal operations while working as a terminal manager, including:
line-haul, local P&D, Class A CDL, City Dispatch & Road Office Operations, sales, truckload, & LTL.
After a brief stint with Red Arrow Truck Line and Action Express, Jim joined George and Brian at Austin Freight Systems in 1997. Quickly learning the brokerage business, Jim became the Operations Manager and has been instrumental to the company’s growth. He not only directs our customer service, but oversees our carrier relations as well. In 2007, Jim became a Certified Transportation Broker, the industry’s top designation.