The start of a new year is a fitting time to assess your career. Are you happy and fulfilled in your current role? What do you want to accomplish in 2018? And what do you need to do to get there?
After asking yourself those questions, you may realize it’s time for a change. Maybe you feel like you’ve exhausted the potential of your current position. Or perhaps you crave a challenge—a chance to push yourself outside of your comfort zone to see what you can really do.
Sound familiar? If so, it might be time to make a change and start the next chapter of your freight broker career at Tallgrass Freight Company. We pride ourselves on providing expert transportation logistics services to help businesses worldwide move their product safely, efficiently and affordably. And we do that with the help of our freight agent network, an entrepreneur-partner hybrid that gives freight agents more freedom to grow, excel and thrive.
As you reflect on your professional journey and possible next steps, let’s dive into four reasons why you should partner with Tallgrass Freight.
Know Where You Stand
The end of the year can be stressful in most industries, including logistics. This is typically the time of year new comp plans roll out for the next year, a process that can be unnecessarily anxiety-inducing thanks to unexpected and inconsistent changes. Yet at Tallgrass, our comp plans are contractually locked in, so you know exactly what you’re getting. Plus, our comp plans include health benefits, which can bring a welcome peace of mind to our freight agents.
Focus on Your Strengths (We’ll Do the Rest)
As an established freight broker, you continually use your skills to build your book of business, cultivate relationships and deliver exemplary customer service. And that’s exactly what we want you to do. Our agent network is structured in a way that you maintain (and grow) your client list, continuing to act as the face of your freight broker brand. In the meantime, we’re behind the scenes, handling back office duties so that your business runs smoothly and efficiently. You’re confident knowing that our best-in-class teams ensure optimal operations, plus you’ll have more time to focus on your strengths and unleash your full growth potential.
Benefit from Being a Valued Partner
It’s incredibly disheartening to pour your time and talent into your career, only to be treated as a number. And that’s why it’s so important to us to ensure our freight agents are also valued partners and stakeholders. For example, we recently kicked off a steering committee initiative as a way to regularly gather feedback from our freight agents, then work with our leadership to identify ways to implement that feedback in a way that creates a better working environment and a more successful business. Giving our agents a chance to play an integral role in that success is one of many ways we strive to deliver a rewarding career opportunity. And, in turn, our agents are committed to success—both their and ours. We’re all working toward the same goal, and that shared focus is as gratifying as it is fulfilling.
Thrive In a Start-Up Culture Anchored By Experienced Stability
Being a freight agent is, in many ways, similar to being an entrepreneur. After all, it’s critical to have the drive to continually seek new clients and cultivate existing relationships, all while juggling a myriad other responsibilities. That’s one of the reasons why we’ve developed a company culture that’s modeled, in part, off the creativity, ambition and forward-thinking that are hallmarks of start-up companies. Yet our leadership team—and our freight agent network—bring extensive combined industry experience to the company. The result: a company grounded in stability and expertise that also encourages innovation and professional growth. You could say that Tallgrass Freight offers the best of both the start-up and corporate worlds—and you’d be right!
If you’ve been contemplating a new professional chapter, there’s no better time to make it happen than the start of a new year. We’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you might have about the company. In the meantime, all of us at Tallgrass Freight Company wish you and yours a Happy New Year!