Total Quality Logistics named one of the 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®

TQL ranks 55th on prestigious list for highest ranking in company history

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Cincinnati, OH (April 4, 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 named to the prestigious Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the third time since 2019.

TQL is 55th in the 2023 rankings, its highest post yet, after surpassing rigorous benchmarks to establish itself as one of the best places to work in the country. TQL was 78th in the 2020 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For and 84th in its 2019 rankings.

To determine the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Great Place To Work analyzed the anonymous survey responses of more than half a million employees from Great Place To Work Certified™ companies with at least 1,000 workers. Companies also submitted essays describing their efforts to offer generous and innovative support for workers, which were validated against employee survey responses.

“We’re honored to be included on the 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list,” said TQL President Kerry Byrne. “The ranking is a testament to our tremendous team members. At TQL, we take great pride in a rich and diverse workplace that values hard work, culture and integrity – and celebrates our people.”

Making the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list is highly competitive. Survey responses reflect a comprehensive picture of the workplace experience. Honorees were selected based on their ability to offer positive outcomes for employees regardless of job role, race, gender, sexual orientation, work status or other demographic identifier.

“It’s in times like these that the best workplaces separate themselves,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place To Work. “In a challenging economy, many companies reduce investments in their people and scale back goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion. But these companies, the 100 Best, relentlessly pursue a better work experience for every employee, and if anything, double down on the employee experience regardless of title, tenure, gender, or ethnicity. These companies know this is how you increase performance, productivity and your innovation velocity when your firm needs it the most.”

Companies must be Great Place to Work® Certified to be eligible for the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list. TQL recently earned Great Place to Work® Certification for the ninth straight year.

TQL, which is celebrating its 25th year, has 9,000-plus team members in 56 local offices across the United States.

In 2023, 83% of its employees said TQL is a great place to work. The average among U.S.-based companies is 57%.

As part of the Certification assessment, 93% of employees said special events are celebrated at TQL, 92% said newcomers are made to feel welcome and 91% said they’re given the resources and equipment to do their jobs.

“Fortune is pleased to have collaborated once again with Great Place To Work to recognize the 100 Best Companies to Work For,” said Fortune Editor-in-Chief Alyson Shontell. “We congratulate all the organizations included in this year’s ranking for creating positive work environments and value for their employees, especially during this period of economic uncertainty.”

To see the full list of 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, visit


About the Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For®
Great Place To Work selected the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list by analyzing survey responses of over half a million employees who work for Great Place To Work Certified companies with at least 1,000 workers. The survey contained 60 employee experience questions that make up the Great Place To Work Trust Index™. Companies also submitted essays about their workplace benefits and employee support programs, which were validated against employee survey data. Great Place To Work determines its lists using its proprietary For All™ Methodology to evaluate and certify thousands of organizations in America’s largest ongoing annual workforce study. Read the full methodology. To get on this list next year, start here.


About Great Place to Work®

Great Place To Work is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, we have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Our employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting, and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything we do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work for all. Learn more at and on LinkedInTwitter, Facebook and Instagram.


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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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