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Club 200: How We Celebrate our Top Performers, and Why it Matters

As our leadership team here at Tallgrass Freight Company often says, we’re out to build the best brokerage in the country. And so, as we keep driving forward, it’s important to celebrate the milestone accomplishments — and the professionals who have brought success to life. One of our favorite ways to commemorate success is our annual corporate sales celebration Club 200 trip to Las Vegas in January.

The yearly trip rewards sales accomplishments and the successful team members who made it all happen. 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. Our next trip is slated for January 23 – 26, 2020, and we’re already looking forward to the occasion.

Tallgrass Club 200

Each agent here at Tallgrass Freight is independent and responsible for their own books of business. But no agent is truly flying solo: at Tallgrass Freight, agents find camaraderie and a supportive, encouraging environment. Agents enjoy all the perks of being their own boss, plus the joys of being part of a team. It’s an environment where driven freight agents thrive and succeed! And our annual Club 200 trip to Las Vegas is one way we reward that hard work.

Performance-based incentives are not new to sales organizations — but the way we’ve structured Club 200 mirrors the entrepreneurial, innovative approach we take to delivering world-class freight transportation. Rather than rewarding top-line revenue, Club 200 recognizes gross profits on the revenue our agents generate. Being part of Club 200 means an agent has generated more than $200,000 in gross profits during the calendar year. To reach that milestone, agents typically pull in top-line revenue of more than $1 million. Freight agents generating this level of gross profits are part of a truly elite group — a group we’re excited to reward and celebrate.

So, why Las Vegas for our Club 200 trip? There’s something for everyone. In addition to the casino scene and all the sights of the Strip, Las Vegas boasts fine dining, live music and world-class shows, relaxing spas, shopping and much more. Numerous natural parks and nature attractions are nearby too.

We look forward to an annual Tallgrass Freight Company dinner at the Stratosphere on the 108th floor as a team, a chance to enjoy an exceptional meal together, socialize and toast to a job well done. The iconic, award-winning restaurant, which offers 360-degree views from 800 feet above Vegas, is an ideal setting to celebrate.

Much of the weekend is unscheduled, and we’ve done so on purpose. This allows time for our top freight agents and employees to enjoy well-deserved rest — and spend time relaxing in a fun city.

At Tallgrass Freight, “company culture” is more than a buzzword. Our Club 200 is one special way we celebrate a job well done and live out that work-hard-play-hard spirit. From our employees and our leadership dream team to our agent network, we’re a group of dedicated, driven professionals who treat each other with respect and share a goal of building something great. That’s what it means to be part of our team, and to live out our culture.

When we say we work hard and play hard, we mean it — and our Club 200 trip is just one of many ways we connect with our team. In addition to the Club 200 sales celebration, we host a summer family picnic and our epic Christmas party, which nearly all of our agents attend. And in the spirit of friendly competition, agents have opportunities to participate in multiple sales contests throughout the year too. Recently, our agents won 65” flat screen TVs, Microsoft Surface Pro laptops, Traeger Grills, gift cards and cash prizes. And we love the everyday celebrations too, especially our monthly State of the Union gatherings and team lunches.

Want to be part of a team where you’re contributing to something bigger than yourself — and also thrive like never before? It’s possible when you join the Tallgrass Freight agent network. Start the conversation today!