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About GM Groups

The History

Garry McCloe launched GM Freight in 1978 as an independent route driver in Detroit. Garry and Ann married in 1981 and became partners in the business with six drivers working for them. Over the next 15 years they grew their business to six locations in Michigan, Ohio, and South Florida. In 1998, they saw an opportunity to enter the express package market to further diversify their business and launched AAustin when they were awarded their first Airborne contract in Ft Lauderdale, Florida.  Garry and Ann's firstborn, Adam, joined the company in 2008 and shortly after their second born, Austin, joined in 2012. With their youth and drive, they brought many innovative solutions to the business for fleet and other internal processes.

The People

At GM Freight and AAustin Express, our greatest asset is our people. Both companies embrace diversity and inclusion, valuing the different backgrounds, perspectives, and talents of our staff. The companies focus on promoting from within and developing its employees into leadership roles. We provide training, mentoring, and career opportunities for our staff, as well as competitive wages and benefits. We foster a culture of servant leadership, where managers support and empower their teams, rather than micromanage them.  Our leadership team prides itself on taking care of its people and in turn they will take care of the company.

The Future

Our team is looking forward to continuing its growth and success in the express package and dedicated logistics industry. We are always looking for new ways to improve our service, efficiency, and customer satisfaction. We are also committed to being environmentally responsible, reducing our carbon footprint and fuel consumption. With origins dating back to the late 1970s, our team has the expertise and experience to handle any challenge. AAustin Express and GM Freight are more than just companies, they are a family with a passion for service.

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