About Us – Leadership


As a transport solutions business that specializes in machinery and heavy equipment hauling our experienced staff are the root of our success. We have a combined 150 years of mobile equipment and open deck hauling experience to ensure your equipment is transported safely and professionally.

Dean Ablitt


I have spent most of my life working in the heavy equipment and transportation industry. I started Universal Freight out of my basement in 2004 and assembled a team that has grown UFI into a highly successful company that services hundreds of customers across North America each month.

Brad Heyman

Team Lead: Heavy Haul Services

Brad is UFI’s Heavy Haul Specialist. He and his team can handle all your heavy haul needs. In his off time you will find Brad out on the mountain bike trails rain, snow or shine!

Colleen Huser

Team Lead: Business Development

Colleen is UFI’s Business Development Lead, ensuring all our customer needs are met or exceeded. When Colleen’s not in the office she’s out exploring Kamloops with her daughter.

Emily Lyle

Team Lead: Operations and Finance

Emily is the Operations and Finance Lead for UFI. Her and her team handle all of UFI’s accounting and operational needs. She joined our team in 2020 after relocating back to BC with her young family.