TQL's Record-Breaking Week Strikes at the Ideal Time, Helping Honor Our Soldiers This Memorial Day Weekend
Cincinnati – Total Quality Logistics (TQL) moved more loads the week of May 11 than it has in its nearly 18-year history – 24,260 loads of freight arranged and transported across North America. The timing was impeccable; it was the week set aside to raise funds for the company’s annual Hauls for Heroes campaign.
During Hauls for Heroes week, a portion of the money from every load TQL arranges is donated to an organization that supports America’s troops in honor of Memorial Day. This year, $24,260 was presented to the Yellow Ribbon Support Foundation, the local organization started and passionately fueled by the parents of Matt Maupin, one of the many heroes who has given their life in the pursuit of freedom for all.
“TQL is honored to show support to members of the military and their families,” said TQL President Kerry Byrne.
TQL started its Memorial Day fundraising campaign in 2009. The first year the program raised approximately $5,500. As the company has grown so has its annual contribution. In seven years, TQL has raised more than $96,000.
“Our mission is to support the men and women serving in harm’s way and to remember those that don’t walk off the plane,” said Founder and Director of the Yellow Ribbon Support Center, Keith Maupin. “Through the generous support from TQL, the mission will continue until they all come home. Thank you to all those who make this happen year after year.”
Funds from TQL’s donation are used to help the center send care packages to thousands of military service members deployed overseas, as well as assist with scholarship funds and other endeavors of the foundation.
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TQL is one of the largest freight brokerage firms in the nation, connecting shippers who have truckload freight that needs to be moved with quality carriers who have the capacity to move it. TQL works with more than 50,000 carriers across North America, giving the company access to millions of trucks to help its customers move freight efficiently and economically. TQL identifies the right trucks for particular freight loads, negotiates rates, and satisfies its customers’ delivery requirements. The company’s insistence on honest, straightforward communications and 24/7/365 operations minimizes missed shipments, delays, and product shortages on store shelves.