Total Quality Logistics Named One of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® in 2020

TQL Named to Elite List for Second Consecutive Year, Jumping 6 spots from 2019’s Ranking

Cincinnati, OH (February 18, 2020) – Total Quality Logistics (TQL) has been named to Fortune Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® in 2020. The annual ranking recognizes companies with outstanding workplace cultures, according to the global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune.

This is the second straight year TQL has been named to Fortune’s list of Best Companies to Work For®, rising 6 spots to number #78 on this year’s list, up from #84 in 2019. To determine the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, survey responses from more than 650,000 employees in the U.S. were analyzed on how respondents rated their company on credibility, trust, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

“We take great pride at TQL in developing relationships with our customers and carriers, but it starts with our employees,” said TQL President Kerry Byrne. “We’re incredibly honored by this recognition because it’s further evidence we have created a culture that customers, carriers and employees are all proud to be associated with,” Byrne added.

TQL, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and one of the nation’s largest freight brokerage companies, hosts numerous employee engagement events throughout the year, including its TQL Cares volunteer and donation matching program, which had an 82% participation rate from employees in 2019. Other unique culture-building events include three annual signature events centered around holidays for employees’ children, a Pull-for-a-Cure semi-truck pull to raise $100,000 for the American Cancer Society, and a card-sending campaign to brighten the spirits of patients at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital during the holiday season. TQL has 57 offices in the U.S., with more than 5,000 employees.

“The 100 Best show the way forward,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “These companies have created Great Places to Work For All—for everyone, no matter who a person is or what they do for the organization. As a result, they have built a path to realize the promise of artificial intelligence, gain strength from a diversity of perspectives, and thrive during downturns.”

This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Great Place to Work research shows that companies appearing on the list outperform industry rivals when it comes to talent retention and demonstrating higher levels of productivity than their peers.

To see the full list of the 2020 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For, click here.

The 100 Best Companies is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations.

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.

About The FORTUNE 100 Best Companies To Work For®
Great Place to Work is based its rankings on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 650,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations across the country. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with Fortune, visit

About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. They help organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Emprising®, its culture management platform, empowers leaders with the surveys, real-time reporting, and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. They use their unparalleled benchmark data to recognize Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies and the Best Workplaces™ in the US and more than 60 countries, including the 100 Best Companies to Work For® list published annually in Fortune. 

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