Total Quality Logistics Honors Three LTL Carriers for Excellence

ABF Freight, XPO and AAA Cooper Transportation earn LTL Carrier of the Year Awards 

CINCINNATI (March 6, 2024) — Total Quality Logistics (TQL), the second-largest freight brokerage in North America and one of the largest global third-party logistics firms, has awarded Less Than Truckload (LTL) Carrier of the Year Awards to AAA Cooper Transportation, ABF Freight and XPO.

The award recognizes quality of service, partnership, volume growth, claims and responsiveness/communication. Carrier of the Year award winners receive Preferred notations and status among TQL and customers.

“We proudly recognize LTL carriers AAA Cooper Transportation, ABF Freight and XPO for their superior performance,” TQL President Kerry Byrne said. “Their dedication to excellence aligns with our commitment to deliver the highest level of customer service, reliability and peace of mind, 24/7/365.”

ABF Freight and XPO previously were named LTL Preferred Carriers by TQL. AAA Cooper is a first-time honoree. All three award-winners will be recognized at a private event in Cincinnati this spring.

TQL’s LTL solutions are part of a one-stop-shop model allowing customers to ship any type of movement in their supply chain.

TQL’s LTL mode features national, regional and Canadian capacity, dedicated representatives, proactive communication, claims management, freight bill pay and audit, and self-service technology through TQL Trax software.

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 140,000+ carriers, we move over 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 60+ offices across the U.S. Learn more at

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