Here at Tallgrass, we’ve built a team of the best freight brokers in the nation! And geography has never stopped us from bringing in top talent. Our freight agents have everything they need to achieve their lifestyle — including flexibility! We believe freight agents should be able to dictate their own work schedule and location, not the other way around. Whether you’re based out of one of our three locations or a home office, there’s no disputing the enhanced work-life balance and improved quality of life you can have with flexibility to work anywhere.
Building your own independent freight agency has countless advantages (work-from-anywhere flexibility included!) that simply are too good to ignore. The ability to achieve financial freedom, flexing your entrepreneurial-minded muscles and becoming your own boss, the autonomy, no compensation caps – we can’t lie: it’s a pretty epic gig.
We know what you’re thinking: Doesn’t being your own boss also translate into a myriad of headaches, like grappling with administrative burden and managing back-office operations, all on your own? And single-handedly building a book of business all by yourself? Risky and overwhelming, right? Wrong!
Since TGF’s humble Kansas Farmhouse beginnings, our mission has always been the same: to build the best freight brokerage in the industry, providing agents with the best of both worlds. That means having the ability to build a successful business and control your own destiny while receiving the mentorship, valuable resources and world-class back-office support needed to truly flourish.
“Our foundation is built on our team,” says Co-owner and COO David Barnes. “We invest in our people and we celebrate each win. Nothing can replace the trust and camaraderie that’s baked into everything we do. We work hard, play hard and have created an environment where people look forward to waking up and being part of this team each day.”
Here’s what freight agents can expect from TGF’s “work-from-anywhere” policy.
Your Freight Career: Office Life vs. Remote Life
TGF has three brick-and-mortar offices: our flagship office in the Kansas City metro area, our Scottsdale office and our newest location in the vibrant downtown area of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
For many agents, a TGF office is an ideal option for home base. “There’s indescribable electricity in the air when working in HQ,” says one of our longtime freight agents, who spends his days at our KC office. “There’s a balance between goofing around and receiving the support and encouragement needed to thrive. It’s a lot easier to come to work when it doesn’t feel like your typical boss-employee relationship.”
There’s no beating the family atmosphere, shares another Kansas City-based team member. “The culture and camaraderie are unparalleled. It truly feels like one big family here. From the moment I first walked in the door, I immediately felt like a valued member of the team and was cheered on for my successes.”
But that support and camaraderie extends far beyond the walls of our offices. Just take it from one of our Florida-based agents who works remotely! “I love the enthusiasm everyone shares, and the work hard play hard environment. The energy is palpable,” he says. Even as a member of TGF’s distributed workforce, there’s still a sense of community and collaboration that he feels fortunate to be a part of.
Freight Agent Company Culture, from Coast to Coast
We may have agents from coast to coast, but we’re intentional about uniting our agents in Kansas City on several occasions throughout the year. First, there’s our Agent Roundtable, when we bring our freight brokers together for a true mastermind weekend, full of education and agent development. And “work hard play hard” is more than just a catchphrase here! From our summer Bounce House Bash to our epic Christmas Party, there are many opportunities for agents to come together and just have fun!
No matter where our Tallgrass family members are located, we all value ambition, integrity and partnership. Because when one of us wins, we all win. It’s because of this culture rooted in support that, regardless of location, agents always have a community of like-minded individuals cheering them on.
Through enhanced connectivity, events and cutting-edge technology, our agents have the ability to connect and communicate with co-workers and management anytime, anywhere. From a billing question to sales strategies and much more, agents can connect with a colleague or call up our Vice President of Growth & Development for advice and guidance.
Success as a Freight Broker – From Anywhere
Whatever lifestyle you hope to build for yourself — whether it’s one focused on providing for family or it involves traveling the globe — our industry-leading compensation, high splits, continuing education programs, health benefits and sales incentives, like our Club 200 and Diamond Club, are all designed to help you thrive.
Our people are truly our biggest asset. That’s why we put no limits on location, and we don’t shy away from investing heavily in resources that’ll fuel their success. And what we’re doing must be working because our agents continue to earn us both local and national recognition year over year.
Ready to take the next step? Discover how Tallgrass’s supportive ecosystem can help drive your success from anywhere by starting a conversation with us today.