Wednesday, September 17 2014
Company to invest $250,000, create up to 50 new jobs
“We’re pleased to add the state of Arkansas to our footprint. This new location will give us access to the outstanding professional talent in Northwest Arkansas,” said TQL Executive Vice President, Kerry Byrne.
TQL’s sales team ranked four years in a row as one of the “50 Best Companies to Sell For” by Selling Power Magazine. TQL has a vibrant culture, celebrating successes through frequent team outings, company-wide celebrations, and team-building charitable work – all reasons why TQL was featured in Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in America. TQL is a 10-time honoree on the Inc. 500|5000 list and recipient of numerous workplace and industry awards.
“Northwest Arkansas has a strong reputation as a hub for logistics, so it’s only fitting for a company like Total Quality Logistics to be drawn here,” Governor Mike Beebe said. “They should have no problem finding the sales force they need among the region’s well-educated workforce.”
TQL remains on the cutting edge of technology and was the first freight brokerage in the nation to introduce mobile freight finding applications to the trucking industry. The company’s “Carrier Dashboard” app allows approved carriers to easily search for TQL loads and set up alerts to notify them when loads for lanes they want become available. “TQL TRAX” allows shippers to look up specified loads by PO number and track status, as well as easily communicate with their personal account executive from their mobile phone or tablet.
“Rogers and Lowell have a long history of working together to welcome new companies to the Northwest Arkansas business family,” said Raymond Burns, president and chief executive officer of the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce. “The entire area is glad to see a strong company such as TQL planting roots in Lowell, and we are looking forward to seeing the company grow and prosper here.”
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, TQL was founded in 1997 by Ken Oaks, a former shipper in the fresh produce industry. Oaks’ mission was to build a third-party logistics company to deliver the highest level of professional service, reliability, and peace of mind to shippers moving valuable truckload freight. In 2013, the company moved more than 815,000 loads, including fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry, building supplies, and machinery and equipment.
For employment opportunities, visit www.tqljobs.com.
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