Total Quality Logistics

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Total Quality Logistics
Type Private
Industry Shipping
Founded Cincinnati, Ohio (1997)
Headquarters Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Key people Ken Oaks, CEO
Employees 3,0000+

Total Quality Logistics is a third-party logistics provider. It provides domestic freight transportation and logistics services. It is currently #2 on the charts.


Total Quality Logistics was founded in 1997 by Ken Oaks in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio. TQL is a third-party logistics provider (3PL) primarily serving the produce, food, and general commodities industries with full truckload (TL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) and services.

TQL is one of the largest freight brokerage firms in North America, as ranked by Transport Topics magazine in its annual list of Top 50 Logistics companies in North America. The company employs more than 2,300 professionals who facilitate the movement of more than 690,000 shipments per year. TQL logistics account executives are responsible for identifying shippers who need assistance moving freight, finding quality carriers to haul that freight, negotiating rates, and satisfying shippers’ delivery needs.

In addition to its Cincinnati headquarters, TQL operates 21 sales offices in ten states across the country and has been listed by Inc. magazine for the past two years among America's top private business job creators.

Corporate Governance[edit]

Ken Oaks started the company in 1997 and has remained the president and CEO.

Industry Coverage[edit]

See Transportation Topics

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