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Celebrating 2019: Building the best freight brokerage in the country

With the right people who treat each other the right way, we’re building the best freight brokerage in the country here at Tallgrass Freight Co. 2019 has been our most exciting year yet. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished — but we’re far prouder of our team. Today, Tallgrass Freight is a destination company for top-tier agents who want to thrive. Join us as we reflect on the highlights of our banner year and look forward to all 2020 has in store.

Swept the awards

We’re humbled to have a team of ambitious freight agents who work with integrity each day to achieve big success. In 2019, our team once again swept the awards, both multiple local and national, each celebrating our exponential growth. We’re grateful to have been highlighted in 2019 for the following accolades:

  • Inc. 5000
  • Fast 50, Kansas City Business Journal
  • Corporate Report 100
  • Fastest-Growing Logistics Companies, Kansas City Business Journal

And yes, we’re proud of every achievement. But we’re far prouder of the professionals whose dedication these awards represent.

Established our leadership “Dream Team”

Our vision is to build the best freight brokerage in the country. That’s what we’re doing every day, with the best freight agents here at Tallgrass Freight. And at the core of this is our leadership “Dream Team.”

While every agent in our network is independent, no one is ever truly flying solo. So when we say Dream Team, we mean it in every sense. We’ve cultivated a team of professionals who support our freight agents with excellence and lay the foundation for success.

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Opened the doors at our new office in Scottsdale, Arizona

In 2019, we were grateful to open the doors of our second brick-and-mortar office — in Scottsdale, Arizona. With a phenomenal leadership team firmly in place, expanding to a new office was the ideal next step.

Today, the office is home base for many talented freight agents. Tallgrass Freight agents live and work across the country, and we’re proud to have established our Scottsdale brick-and-mortar space this year.

Commemorated sales milestones with incentives and celebrations

At Tallgrass Freight, we believe the best work ought to be rewarded. Top-tier agents get what they deserve here at TGF. And when it comes to celebrating achievement, 2019 was one for the books. In addition to our industry-leading compensation package, agents are eligible for a variety of sales incentives.

Friendly competition is celebrated, and agents have opportunities to participate in multiple sales contests throughout the year. Recently, our agents won 65” flat screen TVs, Microsoft Surface Pro laptops, Traeger Grills, gift cards and cash prizes. Then there’s our Club 200 sales celebration trip, when we fly the top TGF sales performers and employees, as well as their plus-one, out to Las Vegas, Nevada, for a weekend of fun. (And for the agents who plow past the Club 200 qualifying sales goals, we’ve got an iconic new program rolling out in 2020. Stay tuned, because this is an incentive unlike anything else.)

Took our beyond-compare company culture to new heights

Corporate culture is so much more than a grill behind the office and pizza and beers every once in awhile. Here at Tallgrass Freight, corporate culture means support. It means connections with coworkers. It means communication. It means giving back. It means people you actually want to spend time with. Really.

In 2019, we doubled down on our commitment to continuing education, with sessions like the TGF Agent Roundtable and our Tax & LLC Seminar. We connected with the TGF family consistently, especially during our monthly State of the Union gatherings. We broke bread on countless occasions, like our summer family picnic, office lunches and more. And we gave back to meaningful organizations making a difference in our world, from local organizations to international nonprofits.

Our epic annual Christmas Party tied a bow on a fantastic year. Our agents and their guest flew in from around the country to Kansas City for a memorable time at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. From cocktails and a gourmet meal, to a celebratory address from our leadership, to live music and plenty of dancing, this party was one for the books.

Built a destination brokerage where top-tier independent freight agents thrive

Everything we’ve done and everything our agents have achieved has set the stage: You won’t find this anywhere else.

Here at Tallgrass Freight, our agents have found a place where they get both the support and the freedom they need to thrive. Take the best aspects of being your own boss, add in the perks of being part of a team, and there’s Tallgrass Freight.

Sound like the kind of company where you’d thrive? We’re actively recruiting experienced, driven freight agents to join our network. Explore what it looks like to join our team and make 2020 your best year yet. Our team shares integrity, tenacity, ambition, commitment and partnership. We’ve got lots to accomplish and we’re only getting started.