Big Freight Systems Appoints COO
January 6, 2020
Big Freight Systems is pleased to announce that Mr. Rod Miron has been promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Rod has been in the trucking industry for more than 30 years, starting as a professional driver and transitioning into varying levels of management throughout his career. Rod joined Big Freight in September 2017 as Director, Operations and led improvements in operational execution, service and safety and in December 2018, Rod was promoted to Managing Director. As COO, Rod will oversee all operations, driver services, safety and maintenance functions.
Video: Manitoba Driver of the Year Robert Pigeau
December 5, 2019
Click the image to watch the MTA Volvo Canada Manitoba Driver of the Year video.
Big Freight's Robert Pigeau Honors Military Roots
September 10, 2019
Big Freight's Robert Pigeau Named Manitoba Driver of the Year
June 15, 2019
Volvo Trucks Canada Manitoba Driver of the Year Award – The Manitoba Driver of the Year Award is presented annually to one of the year’s 10 Industry Excellence recipients. These awards are given based on commitment to industry, safety, outstanding acts, and customer service. From the Industry Excellence winners, one recipient emerges to win the Manitoba Driver of the Year Award. This award is sponsored by Volvo Trucks Canada.
Robert Pigeau from Big Freight Systems was the recipient for 2019.
Big Freight Systems Named One of Canada's Top Fleet Employers by Trucking HR Canada
April 9, 2019
Big Freight Systems SAFE Work Certified
On behalf of all of RPM – congratulations goes to the whole team at Big Freight Systems for their hard work and dedication becoming the first Manitoba Trucking company to become SAFE Work Certified in 2019 earning their Trucking Certificate of Recognition! (RPMSafety.ca)
Big Freight Systems' CEO Gary Coleman helps make post-secondary education a reality for inner-city kids
Big Freight Systems Recognized by Customers with Second Consecutive Shipper's Choice Award from Canadian Shipper
For the second year in a row, Big Freight Systems has been chosen by readers of Canadian Shipper magazine for its annual Shipper’s Choice Award in the less-than-truckload division. The announcement marks the seventh time overall that Big Freight has won this prestigious award in the LTL and truckload categories.
The award is based on responses to the magazine’s survey from shippers, third-party logistics providers and freight forwarders in six divisions or modes across Canada. In order to qualify for the award, carriers had to receive a minimum number of evaluations.
Each year, the magazine conducts a survey asking respondents to set benchmarks on a scale of one to five to rank carrier performance they consider to be ideal among a field of key performance indicators (KPIs). The KPIs are on-time performance, quality of equipment and operations, information technology, competitive pricing, customer service, leadership in problem solving, ability to provide value-added services, and sustainable transportation practices.
“The magazine’s publisher and editors tell us that since the Shipper’s Choice award survey first asks participants to rate the importance of each KPI, then uses that rating as a weight when scoring evaluations, our company’s performance exceeded what shippers consider to be their ideal in the LTL division,” says Gary Coleman, Big Freight Systems president and chief executive. “We’re extremely proud to know that for the second year in a row, among the hundreds of LTL carriers Canadian Shipper’s readers evaluated, Big Freight Systems is one of only a select few they believe provides a service so superior it warrants this award.”
Carriers receive the magazine’s Shipper’s Choice Award only when their total benchmark of excellence score meets or surpasses the benchmark score for their respective carrier division.
“To be one of only a few dozen carriers in Canada among hundreds to be chosen by their shippers for this honor is a remarkable accomplishment for the people at Big Freight Systems,” says Don Daseke, CEO of Daseke Inc. “And then to earn that honor for the second year in a row, and seven times overall…well, that speaks volumes to the dedication of Big Freight and the consistency of the service they provide.”
Video: Kelsey Trail Trucking Merges with Big Freight Systems!
Our team is incredibly excited to announce that Kelsey Trail Trucking has merged with Big Freight Systems, effective July 1! Kelsey Trail is one of Canada’s largest providers of Super-B flatbed capacity. Combined, we operate nearly 750 tractors and trailers as the leading specialized carrier in Canada.
Watch the video to learn more about Kelsey Trail Trucking and the merger with Big Freight.
Big Freight Founder Red Coleman's Vintage Truck Collection Featured in Today's Trucking "Trucks of the Month"
If you had to name a trucking company that rules the roads of Canada, two would likely come to mind: Big Freight — which celebrated its 70th anniversary in June — and Kelsey Trail Trucking, a 38-year veteran of the industry and one of the original B-train haulers.Now, these iconic Canadian fleets will be working together.
Big Freight Celebrates 70th Anniversary
On June 15, 2018 Big Freight Systems celebrated 70 years in business. Click here to read about our proud history and bright future in the Daseke media release.
Big Freight Systems Joins Daseke as the First Canadian Company
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.
Manitoba Trucking Association’s Annual Award Renamed In Honor of Big Freight Systems’ Founder Red Coleman
The story of how Big Freight Systems became part of Daseke in Today’s Trucking Magazine.
On Sale Now!
"On the Road with Red" is now available so buy one while supplies last! This signed, hard cover book contains Big Freight's Co-Founder, Seaton "Red" Coleman's memories as a leader in Manitoba's trucking industry. Employee Price $30.00 or 300 Pinnacle Points! Non-employees $35.00
Books are available for purchase at reception in both, Steinbach and Winnipeg offices or go online and redeem your employee Pinnacle Points!
We have received an Excellent Score on our latest ASI Food Safety GMP Audit, earning us their seal of certification. Read all about it here.