About Us

President's Message

Greetings and thank you for visiting our website.

For the past 69 years, Big Freight has worked tirelessly to earn the reputation as a reliable freight management specialist, second-to-none in providing efficient and cost-effective Supply Chain Solutions.  We are a company dedicated to honesty, hard work and exemplary customer service. We are proud of our past accomplishments and very excited about our future in terms of new service opportunities. Over the years we expanded from a small local LTL trucker into a full service provider of Transportation, Logistics and Warehousing.

We have a great team of professionals that are the key to our success, and it starts with our drivers.  Our motto says it all, Better Drivers... Better Service®

Our Continuous Improvement journey resulted in a number of significant accomplishments in 2016. Driver miles were up; Accidents and Claims were down; Customer satisfaction was up and we continued to invest in new trucks and trailers. I predict that 2017 will be another year of growth for Big Freight as our existing clients require us to do more and new clients challenge us to provide creative and profitable solutions for their shipping needs.

I wish you a successful year and look forward to our continued partnership in 2017.

Gary Coleman, President & CEO


To provide profitable, single source Transportation & Warehousing solutions to our clients that rate us #1 in value.

Why do we exist?

How we do that?

What we do?


To be an innovative service partner committed to professional “damage free” and “on-time” freight delivery and storage.

Core Values:


Big Freight Systems Joins Daseke as the First Canadian Company

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Big Freight is proud to announce we have been chosen as winner of the 2016 Truckload Carriers Association's prestigious National Fleet Safety Award!

Read More:  Big Freight wins TCA National Fleet Safety Award.

Brief History

The history of Big Freight Systems Inc. begins in 1948, when the Coleman family purchased South East Transfer, a four truck operation in Steinbach, Manitoba. Since then, the Coleman’s have worked tirelessly to build a company dedicated to honesty, hard work and exemplary customer service. 

Over the past 69 years, Big Freight has clearly earned the reputation as a reliable Freight Management specialist, second-to-none in providing efficient and cost-effective Supply Chain Solutions. 

As Big Freight continues to expand it's operations, we maintain our mission by continually raising the bar and seeking excellence in the freight management industry.

Please click here for our corporate timeline.

Continuous Improvement

Big Freight knows that our employees and drivers are our most valuable and important resource.  We know that our success is directly determined by the motivation of our professionally trained team.

Our commitment to providing each member with the opportunity to excel and reach their highest potential is structured around a work environment that reflects dignity, encouragement and respect.

In order to maintain our high levels of job satisfaction, the Big Freight Team has implemented a Continuous Improvement program where everyone is encouraged to participate, communicate and be recognized for their achievements.

Please visit our Awards & Recognition page and the Continuous Improvement page to see our success!