American Chemistry Council Recognizes TQL as Responsible Care Partner of the Year

Annual award showcases companies demonstrating exceptional care for employees, facilities, and the environment.
Cincinnati, Ohio (May 5, 2020) – Total Quality Logistics (TQL), the second largest freight brokerage firm in the country, has been named a 2020 Responsible Care Partner of the Year by the American Chemistry Council (ACC). TQL also received this award in 2018. 

The Responsible Care Partner of the Year Award recognizes ACC Partner companies which pledge to improve environmental, health, safety and security performance for facilities, processes and products. All companies involved in the Responsible Care program must pass audits at their headquarters and other locations to ensure there is a structure and system in place to verify performance.

“We are committed to continually improve in the areas of health, safety, security and environmental performance,” said Kerry Byrne, president of TQL. “This award is recognition of our commitment to our employees, our buildings, and the environment, so we’re extremely proud to receive this honor.”

An example of TQL’s commitment to the environment is through its initiative to reduce ‘empty miles’ by utilizing carriers more strategically to decrease the miles traveled prior to picking up a load. This initiative contributes to reduced carbon footprints for TQL, its customers and carriers. 

TQL is also committed to improvements in the chemical supply chain when arranging the transportation of chemicals, with a focus on employee health and facility safety and security. This effort also positively impacts customers, carriers and local communities.

Over the past three decades, Responsible Care Companies have contributed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, hazardous pollutants and employee injury and illness rates, while improving overall energy efficiency. 

Responsible Care is a global initiative that began in Canada in 1984, was enacted by the U.S. chemical industry in 1988, and today is practiced in 68 economies around the world.

For more on TQL’s Responsible Care policy visit:

About TQL
At Total Quality Logistics (TQL), we create greater supply chain efficiencies for our customers by combining industry-leading technology and unmatched customer service. Customers and carriers turn to us daily to solve their transportation needs with competitive pricing, continuous communication, and a commitment to do it right every time. We move more than 1.8 million loads across the nation annually through our broad portfolio of logistics services and our network of more than 85,000 carriers. In addition, through TQL Cares and the TQL Foundation, our company and employees make the world a better place by donating thousands of volunteer hours and millions of dollars each year. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, TQL is the second-largest freight brokerage firm in the nation, founded in 1997, with more than 5,000 employees in 57 offices across the U.S. Connect with TQL on the web, on Facebook or on Twitter @TQLogistics.

TQL media contact:  
Tom Millikin        
Phone:  513-543-1724

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