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Our People


We enjoy making the impossible possible.

And we know we have each other’s backs. We’re unlimited, we’re unstoppable and we’re in it together. We celebrate our successes. We celebrate our families (and our pets). We celebrate our communities. We keep each other motivated and we have fun together. We genuinely value each other - and that makes our team the best in the business.

Top Workplaces Cincinnati 2021 Inc. Best Workplaces Best Places to Work in IT

Our Culture

TQL’s culture is woven with the threads of our core values: Pledge Integrity, Exceed Expectations, Recognize the Value of Teamwork and Be Forthright About Conflict. People make our culture. We strive to provide the best development with support that comes in many forms. It’s growth through learning and development, fostered by the Lead TQL leadership program. It’s recognition for milestones, including a President’s Club all-expenses paid trip for top sales members. It’s diversity and inclusion, volunteering and giving, belonging and acceptance. And it’s all things family.


TQL Cincinnati helped the Bethany House with yard and house maintenance.

TQL Cincinnati held a helpy hour to build 2,300 care packages for service members assisted by USO.

TQL Daytona Beach volunteered to clean up debris and litter at their local beach.

TQL Greenville helped insulate a house while volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.


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Team members can sign up Mom or Dad to stay informed on the company’s growth.

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We celebrate TQL kids with a welcome package, birthday recognition, mailings and special events.

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Pets are part of the family too. The free club includes a welcome package, mailings and pet adoption reimbursement.

TQL’ers and their families are our priorities.
These are some of our TQL Family perks.

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Employee and Family Deployment Programs

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Military Appreciation Month

Military Friendly Employer Award
7x G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Company

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Veterans Day Celebration

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Among the tallest flagpoles and flags in the U.S.

TQL is proud to employ veterans and active-duty military. We support our service members through company programs and community outreach.

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TQL is committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion through our Diversity & Inclusion Taskforce and our Employee Resource Groups.

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Leadership Programs

We invest in aspiring management candidates through several multistep programs that allow up-and-comers to learn from leadership and network with colleagues. Over 80% of TQL leaders have been promoted from within.

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Milestone Celebrations

We recognize our people for a job well done, whether they’re top recruiters (Recruiting Elite) or standout Other Modes And Specialized Services specialists (OMASS Elite). Our top sales members qualify for the President’s Club – an annual all-expenses paid trip to a vacation destination.

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Career Development

We accelerate career paths for our people interested in Information Technology. Our IT Apprenticeship Upskill Program equips internal prospects without IT backgrounds to become part of our IT team through on-the-job-training. Our Tech CAP program develops top performers aspiring to become tech leaders.

TQL Accolades

“We want to be a company that our customers, carriers and employees are proud to be a part of.” - Ken Oaks | CEO

Over 700 lifetime workplace and industry awards

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Transport Topics Top Freight Brokerage Firm 2024

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Forbes America's Best Employers For Diversity

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Great Place to Work Certified
 2015–2023/2024 (9 yrs)

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Forbes America's Best Employers

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2023 Best Places to Work in IT
 2019–2021, 2023 (4 yrs)

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Vets Indexes 3 Star Employer 2024

Experience Our Award-Winning Culture

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