Working with a small freight brokerage has many perks. A smaller bureaucracy, limited office politics, and fewer hoops to jump through are just a few benefits. But below the surface of the perceived freedom from hassle, however, there may be more than meets the eye.
Working for a small freight brokerage? You might enjoy the benefits of less bureaucracy, perhaps, or fewer C-suite layers. But ultimately, obstacles can get in the way. Frequently, agents at small freight brokerages struggle with inadequate tech resources, cash flow problems, poor carrier or supplier relations, not meeting license or insurance requirements, not having adequate insurance resources and a lack of personal, professional back office support.
Sound familiar? Maybe it’s time to make a change.
When CEO Damon Anderson started Tallgrass Freight, his vision was to create the freight brokerage firm he dreamed of working for. A place with professional and dependable back-office service, state-of-the-art tools, stability and a supportive environment. Full-service logistics solutions — like it should be. Explore what sets Tallgrass Freight apart from small brokerages.
Sometimes, agents at small “mom-and-pop” brokerages don’t have what they need to thrive. But at Tallgrass Freight, our agents have access to best-in-class support. We’re proud of our robust carrier database. Forget about unreliable IT, because we offer hardware and technology support. Our unparalleled, custom TMS is one-of-a-kind.
And our back office operations support team is beyond compare, with people dedicated to invoicing, collections, carrier relations and more. We support our agents with committed professionals needed to support you, service your customers, manage credit and collections and even help you grow.
Stability and security
At Tallgrass Freight Co., we know freight agents need to have a foundation of stability and security to move ahead in their careers. So for our agents, the financial worries common at small brokerages are a thing of the past. No worries about credit from carriers, and no worries about getting paid.
Another perk: you can work at any of our Tallgrass offices, including our flagship office outside Kansas City, or anywhere in the country!
True community isn’t easy to find. But that’s exactly what we’ve cultivated at Tallgrass. First, there’s our shared values. Tallgrass has a culture of integrity, tenacity and family. We treat people like people. Period. Being a freight agent can be a lonely gig, but here you’ll find camaraderie. You may be flying solo, but you won’t go it alone. Be part of a real community with freight professionals just like you.
Like to win? Yeah, so do we. Tallgrass Freight consistently sweeps the awards, including the Inc. 5000 and Kansas City’s Best Places to Work, and we could not be more proud of the professionals who make us who we are. Our work-hard-play-hard culture comes to life during our team State of the Union gatherings, barbecue competitions, our summer family Bounce House Bash and the absolutely epic annual Christmas Party. (Forget what you think you know about office holiday parties, because this one is the best in the business.)
Isn’t it time you earned what you deserve? Freight agents should see their value reflected in how they’re compensated and the earning opportunities provided. So that’s why Tallgrass Freight offers a highly competitive compensation package with a high split and health, dental and vision benefits. (Curious how much you can earn? Crunch the numbers yourself.)
And for agents looking to maximize their income, we offer monthly sales contests and cash prizes. The highest achievers can shoot for our elite Club 200, when top earners head to Las Vegas, and the Diamond Club, which rewards our strongest agents with a $5,000 Delta Airlines travel voucher, as well as a $3,000 Marriott travel voucher.
Isn’t it time you joined the Tallgrass Team?
If you’re a freight agent working with a small freight brokerage and looking to increase your earnings, we encourage you to contact us. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about Tallgrass Freight and how we can advance your career.
Leave the uncertainty of small freight brokerages behind and make a move to Tallgrass Freight today!