Total Quality Logistics awarded Inc. 5000 honor for 17th time

Inc. Magazine honors fastest-growing privately held U.S. companies

Cincinnati, OH (Aug. 15, 2023) — Total Quality Logistics (TQL), the second-largest freight brokerage in North America and one of the largest global third-party logistics firms, has been honored a 17th time as part of Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 annual list of fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States.

TQL is among only three companies, or 0.01% of honorees, that have earned the Inc. 5000 distinction 17 times. TQL, which recently celebrated its 26th anniversary, has made the prestigious list 17 times in the last 19 years.

The 2023 edition of the Inc. 5000 ranked TQL 3,194th overall – a 915-step climb from 2022 – as well as 14th in Cincinnati, 77th in Ohio and 158th in Logistics and Transportation.

“We are proud of this achievement,” TQL President Kerry Byrne said. “Maintaining growth speaks volumes to the company we have become. This honor is a tribute to our employees, our carriers and the customers who place their trust in us.”

The Inc. award started in 1982 as a list of 500 fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States and expanded to 5,000 in 2007. The Inc. 5000 ranks companies by overall revenue growth over a three-year period.

About TQL
Total Quality Logistics (TQL) creates greater supply chain efficiencies for our customers by combining industry-leading technology with 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. Through our comprehensive portfolio of logistics services and network of 160,000+ carriers, we move 3 million loads of freight annually. Our company and employees make the world a better place by donating thousands of volunteer hours and millions of dollars each year through TQL Cares and the TQL Foundation. We are proud to be the naming rights sponsor of TQL Stadium, home of Major League Soccer’s FC Cincinnati. Founded in 1997 in Cincinnati, Ohio, TQL is one of the largest logistics firms in North America, with 9,000+ employees in 56 offices across the U.S. Learn more at

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