Total Quality Logistics Named to Forbes’ List of America’s Best Employers for Diversity

Cincinnati, OH (April 26, 2022) — Total Quality Logistics (TQL), one of the largest freight brokerage and third-party logistics firms in North America, has been named to the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2022.

“Fostering employee relationships is at the heart of what we do,” said Kerry Byrne, TQL President. “We are honored to receive this acknowledgement from Forbes.”  

TQL’s culture of respect and community is driven by the 9,000+ TQL’ers that take pride in what they do and how they do it. Company diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives include:

  • Veteran and Active-Duty Military Programs: Recruiting veterans and active-duty servicepeople through employment policies and programs; the TQL Deployment Program which provides care packages and gift cards to deployed employees and their families; a Veterans Day celebration; celebration of Military Month through several charitable initiatives including the “Hauls For Heroes” fundraising campaign in which over $56,000 was donated to military charities in 2021 and special pins for all self-identifying veteran and serving military can wear on their badge lanyard.
  • Employee Resource Groups: Women in Logistics (WIL) and Black Employees Supporting Talent (BEST) groups which provide opportunities for professional development, networking, career management, mentorship and recognition. Acknowledgment of holidays such as Black History Month, Diwali, International Women’s Day and Juneteenth through celebration, education and charitable donations.
  • Diversity & Inclusion Training: Courses, like unconscious bias training, that are integrated into the TQL Leadership Develop program.
  • Tech Apprenticeship Program: An upskilling program which trains incumbent non-tech TQL’ers to become software developers through a paid coding bootcamp, 12-month apprenticeship and placement into a full-time role on TQL’s Technology Team.

TQL was also named to Forbes’ America’s Best Large Employers and Largest Private Companies 2022 lists.

Forbes and Statista, a market research company, selected America’s Best Employers for Diversity based upon an independent survey of over 60,000 U.S. employees who work for companies with a minimum of 1,000 employees.

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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 130,000+ 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 freight brokerage firms in North America, with 9,000+ employees in 56 offices across the U.S. Learn more at

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