ALL IN THE FAMILY: Gary, 'Red' and Earl Coleman (L-R) have kept Big Freight pointed in the right direction for 60 years now.
STEINBACH, Man. –Big Freight Systems is celebrating its 60th anniversary.
The company has been in operation since 1948, initially as South East Transfer, and has grown under the guidance of Seaton ‘Red’ Coleman and his father George. The company has evolved into a leader specializing in open deck long-haul transportation, most notably hauling glass products, which require special care.
Today the company is still family- run, with Gary Coleman serving as CEO and his brother Earl as president. This year, Earl is also serving as president of the Manitoba Trucking Association.
“Big Freight is committed to providing the best service and we are always looking to the future in anticipation of value-based opportunities,” Earl recently told Big Freight staff.
“Red built the foundation of the company based on his belief that sticking to the basics of on-time pick-ups and deliveries for a fair price is a critical factor to success,” the company said in a release. “Through the leadership of Earl and Gary, the company evolved, all the while responding to the ever-increasing demands of the marketplace.” •
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