TQL Named One Of “Chicago's 101 Best And Brightest Companies To Work For TM”

Chicago – Total Quality Logistics (TQL) has been recognized by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) as one of “Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work ForTM.” Companies were assessed by an independent research firm in categories such as employee engagement, employee recognition, and strategic company performance.

As the second largest freight brokerage company in the nation, TQL connects shippers who have product that needs to be moved with truckload carriers who have the capacity to move it. Open, transparent communications is a cornerstone of the company business model and a winning principle that TQL credits for maintaining an engaged workforce.

“Our sales people must communicate openly and honestly with their customers and carriers at all times, even if the news that has to be communicated is difficult. Our leaders do the same. From the CEO to every department manager and supervisor, every door is open to every employee at any time. Every executive’s cell phone number is visible to every employee. Sales and revenue numbers are shared with every employee weekly,” said Kerry Byrne, TQL executive vice president. 
A strong culture of teamwork also is pivotal to the company’s efforts to motivate and recognize employees.
“Strong teams are built both inside and outside of the office. Every chance we get, in big and small ways, we do things as a team and celebrate together. We host rooftop parties at the office. We go on team outings to Cubs and Bulls games. We have an office flag football team and kickball team.”

At the beginning of June, TQL announced its downtown Chicago location was nearly doubling in size to accommodate continued growth. The sales office currently employs more than 100 people. Job seekers can visit tqljobs.com for more information. TQL opened its Chicago satellite office in 2009.


Total Quality Logistics is the second largest freight brokerage firm in the nation, with more than $1.3 billion in annual sales. The company, founded in 1997, is privately-held and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, with 17 additional satellite locations across the nation. TQL was ranked among the nation's 150 Top Workplaces in 2013 in one of the largest-ever surveys of U.S. companies, with more than 1 million employees participating nationwide. TQL also was named by Inc. Magazine as a leading company for creating American jobs and by Glassdoor as one of the top companies for career opportunities. TQL employs more than 2,000 people nationwide.


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