Total Quality Logistics

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Total Quality Logistics
Private
Industry Logistics
Founded Cincinnati, Ohio (1997)
Headquarters Union Township, Ohio, United States
(Cincinnati mailing address)
Key people
Ken Oaks, CEO
Revenue $2.15 billion (2014)
Number of employees
2,800+
Website www.tql.com

Total Quality Logistics is a third-party logistics provider. TQL provides domestic freight transportation and logistics services. It is currently the second largest freight brokerage firm in North America.[1]

History[edit]

Total Quality Logistics was founded in 1997 by Ken Oaks in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio. Oaks remains the CEO. 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) services.[2]

About[edit]

According to Transport Topics magazine, TQL was ranked as the second largest freight brokerage firm in North America, as of 2014.[1] The company has more than 2,800 employees, and facilitates more than 815,000 shipments per year.[3] The company's brokers works on a commission basis, and the company recruits mainly from recent college graduates.[4]

In addition to its Cincinnati headquarters, TQL operates 26 sales offices in ten other states.[4]

"Moves that Matter"[edit]

TQL employees, customers, or carriers can request a donation of funds to a 501(c)(3) organization that he/she has worked with to deliver a load.[5] Recipients include the Society of St. Andrew in Nashville, TN, Feeding America, and Where Angels Play foundation honoring the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy.[6]

Commitment to the Environment[edit]

TQL is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership, a voluntary private-public initiative that aims to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from the United States' freight transportation sector.[7]

In the Workplace[edit]

  • Inc. Magazine Hire Power Awards and one of the fastest growing companies in America (2012-2013) [8]
  • 50 Most Engaged Workplaces (2013) [9]
  • Top Workplaces Cincinnati [10]
  • Top Workplaces Columbus [11]
  • Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for (2013-2014) [12]
  • Best Places to Work in Tampa Bay (2011-2014) [13]
  • Top Workplaces in Indianapolis (2013-2014) [14]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Transport Topics Top 25 Listings: Brokerage Firms, Warehousing Firms, Dedicated Contract Carriers and Freight Forwarders". Transportation Topics. 19 November 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.3plogistics.com/TQL_1-2011.htm
  3. ^ http://www.joc.com/international-logistics/logistics-providers/mayor-dane-slater-and-troy-city-council-announce-opening-new-total-quality-logistics-office_20140218
  4. ^ a b Pofeldt, Elaine (November 2013). "Hiring Rule #1: Slackers Need Not Apply". Inc. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  5. ^ http://www.thepacker.com/fruit-vegetable-news/Total-Quality-Logistics-launches-donation-program-262379561.html
  6. ^ http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/local/delhi-township/2014/10/17/cincinnati-broker-helps-community-heal-sandy-hook/17440121/
  7. ^ http://www.epa.gov/smartway/about/partnerlists.htm
  8. ^ http://www.inc.com/magazine/201311/elaine-pofeldt/hire-power-awards-total-quality-logistics.html
  9. ^ http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/achievers-announces-the-winners-of-its-50-most-engaged-workplaces-awards-240077801.html
  10. ^ http://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/2014/06/12/top-workplaces-cincinnati-list/10360885/
  11. ^ http://www.columbusceo.com/content/downloads/PDFs/2014/Top_Workplaces_2014_charts_lr.pdf
  12. ^ http://app.tql.com/Docs/Company/Chicago101Best.pdf
  13. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/blog/morning-edition/2014/03/tbbj-2014-best-places-to-work-announcement.html
  14. ^ http://www.indystar.com/story/money/2014/04/20/central-indiana-companies-lauded-top-workplaces-list-indianapolis-workplacedynamics/7934931/