Our History

History and Guiding Principals


James LaMarca

SFI was founded by James J. LaMarca in 1975 with one truck and a vision of growth through hard work, honesty, integrity, and loyalty to customers and SFI employees. Jim realized that the cornerstone of our success would be SFI’s ability to hire good people, work harder and smarter than our competitors to provide our customers with the best service at the lowest cost. The ability to be innovative and forward thinking was always a top priority for Jim.

Jims belief in transparency and honesty with his customers and employees, are what enable our continued success. System Freight has grown from one truck back in 1975 to what today is a fleet of over 300 tractors and 2000 trailers and over 350 employees, by instilling a culture built on the foundation of honesty, integrity, innovation, and hard work. Bringing “Value” to our customers was always a top priority for Jim, and it remains our mission at System Freight 40 years later! Jim believed that anyone could buy trucks and trailers, but you had to have a model that worked to operate them efficiently. The model in which we continue to operate our dedicated operations today, has enabled us to grow SFI’s delivery network from a few loads a week, to what has become a few thousand loads weekly today!

It is with Jim’s passion for SFI, our customers and employees; that we continue to operate today, and this passion is what makes “This System Work”!