Total Quality Logistics (TQL) Reaffirms Support for Guard and Reserve Employees

Tampa, Florida - Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR),announced that Total Quality Logistics is signing a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve today, March 21, 2014. TQL’s General Sales Manager, Mr. Dennis Ferguson, is signing the pledge in a ceremony at the company’s Tampa, Fla. office. Mr. Ferguson will be joined by Mr. Gregory Holder, Florida ESGR Committee Chairman.

The Statement of Support confirms Total Quality Logistics joins other employers in pledging:

We fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA).

Our managers and supervisors will have the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.

We appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to the workforce and will encourage opportunities to hire Guardsmen, Reservists and Veterans.

We will continually recognize and support our country’s service members and their families in peace, in crises and in war.

"TQL is honored to reaffirm our support of the Guard and Reserve. This is a national effort by our company and we are emphasizing that by holding today’s ceremony at one of our national satellite offices. In the state of Florida, we now have four offices, making it our second largest state of operations," said TQL President and CEO, Mr. Ken Oaks.

"Supportive employers like Total Quality Logistics are critical to maintaining the readiness and strength of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units and allow Guardsmen and Reservists the opportunity to serve our country more effectively and with greater peace of mind," said Gregory Holder, Florida ESGR Committee Chair. "By signing this Statement of Support, Total Quality Logistics sends a clear message they stand committed to their military employees and recognize the integrity, global perspective and proven leadership they bring to the workplace."

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.

The company is a proud supporter of the U.S. military veteran community. TQL recently received a Seven Seals Award from the ESGR for its exemplary support of military employees and was an Ohio nominee for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award in 2013. The company also earned the 2014 Military Friendly Employer® title from Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine.

To learn more about job opportunities with TQL, visit them on the web:; Like them on Facebook at; Follow them on Twitter @TQLogistics; or Tune in to their You Tube Channel; @TQLogistics.


Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense office established in 1972 to develop and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service. ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws, and resolves conflict between service members and employers. Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging the employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.

More information about ESGR Employer Outreach is available at or by contacting Tom Bullock, Chief, Employer Outreach, at (571) 372-0709, or by email at


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