TQL Now the Second Largest Freight Brokerage in North America

Cincinnati  Transport Topics, the weekly newspaper of trucking and freight transportation, released its list of Top Logistics Companies in North America in its Monday, November 5 issue. Total Quality Logistics (TQL) is pleased to announce that it is now recognized as the second largest freight brokerage in North America.

The 15-year-old company has climbed steadily up in the publication’s rankings, which are based on revenue, since first appearing on the list of Top 25 Freight Brokerages in 2005. TQL has grown an average of 30% year-over-year since 1997, reaching a milestone of more than $1 billion in sales for the first time in 2011.

“We will continue to grow through our investments in people and technology,” said Kerry Byrne, TQL executive vice president. “Our expertly trained staff and industry-leading technology allow us to respond quickly and effectively to any truckload transportation need.”

“Recent studies by both Penn State University and the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics have stated this an industry for which there is enormous demand for trained workers,” said Byrne.

The Georgia study predicted that there would be more than one million job openings total nationwide in a logistics-related employment position through 2016.

TQL itself has added approximately 500 positions to its workforce in 2012. TQL is hiring for entry-level sales professionals to fill new office openings and expansions in its seventeen offices throughout the country.

Because logistics is not a field familiar to many skilled workers, TQL developed its own state-of-the-art training program years ago to help its workers transition into its organization and learn the vital skills necessary to manage transportation logistics.

“We are looking for hard working, highly-driven individuals with an intense hunger to succeed,” said Byrne. “Skills in sales, project management, interpersonal relationships, and communications are all critical to the role.”



Total Quality Logistics is a privately held company founded in 1997 that connects consumer product and industrial goods shippers with truck operators that transport freight to market destinations across North America. The company’s more than 2,000 nationwide employees identify the right trucks for particular freight loads, negotiate rates, and ensure on-time delivery. TQL was the first freight brokerage in the nation to introduce mobile freight finding applications to the trucking industry. The company’s investment in industry-leading technology and its insistence on honest, straightforward communications has made it the second largest freight brokerage in the nation and a nationally recognized Best Place to Work. TQL’s corporate headquarters is located in Cincinnati, Ohio, with satellite offices in 16 additional cities across the nation.

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