TQL Promotes Kerry Byrne to President

CINCINNATI – Total Quality Logistics (TQL) has promoted Kerry Byrne to president. Ken Oaks, founder of the 17-year-old truckload logistics firm, previously held the position of president and CEO and remains CEO of the company. Byrne joined TQL in 2005 and has been executive vice president for the past 10 years.  

“Kerry has helped to lead the company from $192 million in sales and 250 employees in 2005 to more than $2.1 billion in sales and 3,100 employees in 2014. He has been instrumental in helping take us from an entrepreneurial start-up to an industry-leader in truckload logistics,” said Oaks. 

Byrne will continue to oversee the company’s sales and training operations. TQL’s 2014 performance was its most successful to date. In addition to strong sales performance, TQL also moved more than one million loads and donated nearly one million dollars to charities. 

“It is certainly an honor to serve as president of TQL. Ken has built a great company with more than 3,100 exceptional team members. This includes a tremendously talented executive and sales leadership team, many of whom have been with TQL since the early years. We will continue to work together to drive growth and create opportunities across our national footprint,” said Byrne. 

Prior to joining TQL, Byrne spent 17 years at Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati. Byrne is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. 

TQL is one of the largest freight brokerage firms in the nation, connecting shippers who have truckload freight that needs to be moved with quality carriers who have the capacity to move it. TQL works with more than 50,000 carriers across North America, giving the company access to millions of trucks to help its customers move freight efficiently and economically. TQL identifies the right trucks for particular freight loads, negotiates rates, and satisfies its customers’ delivery requirements. The company’s insistence on honest, straightforward communications and 24/7/365 operations minimizes missed shipments, delays, and product shortages on store shelves.  


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