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Innovating a Family-Oriented Culture

The only way to be the best freight brokerage in the industry is to have the best culture. We’ve spent the last 10 years fine-tuning the Tallgrass Freight way of life, so every member of our team truly feels like family.

We can promise one thing right off the bat. We’re not like the corporate cultures you’re used to. From the start, we kicked office politics and favoritism to the curb. Those things have no place here at TGF. Instead, we’ve dedicated everything we have to innovating a family-oriented culture so good it makes our team members excited to get out of bed in the morning. That’s how we define family.

Unlike many corporations, we respect that everyone on our team is about so much more than their job. Work is an important part of life, but it isn’t everything! Not only are we supporting our Tallgrass family at work, we’re also thinking about your family at home. We know our freight agents want work-life balance and work-from-anywhere flexibility. And that’s not something we just leave you to figure out on your own.

Creating an innovative, family-oriented culture is at the core of every action we take. Sound like a lot of big talk? Here’s what we’ve done to make it happen. 


Winning Work-Life Balance

What does work-life balance mean to you? What would it take to make balance a reality in your everyday life? At Tallgrass, our agents get the chance to earn more money than ever and enjoy the incredible opportunities that a strong paycheck brings.

Being your own boss can be amazing, but it’s not without its challenges. In some situations, being an entrepreneur can sound great, but the reality means a lot more work than originally anticipated. At TGF, we take your work-life balance seriously, even if you’re independent. 

How, you ask? We offer a world-class back office to handle all the overwhelming administrative sides of business, so our agents can get back to their dream lives. With all those to-do’s done by someone else, freight agents have the chance to find the kind of work-life balance few entrepreneurs get to enjoy alone. Plus, there’s our first-to-market freight CRM system, which makes each day more efficient and gives our agents all the tools they need right at their fingertips.


Delivering Top Compensation

Have you had enough of companies that are constantly changing compensation models, yet never offering enough? Us too. That’s why we’ve always thought about compensation differently.  We recognize that our freight agents are the lifeblood of Tallgrass Freight and we reward them accordingly. Full stop.

With uncapped commission, sky-high splits, and outrageous rewards, our agents grow their book of business at incredible rates. TGF freight agents are business owners with big dreams. Our compensation model is made to support that entrepreneurial spirit every step of the way.

The fun doesn’t stop at compensation. We’re just getting started. We know you and your family have other financial needs too. We offer access to benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance so you know you’re taken care of no matter what. We also offer agents the opportunity to learn from nationally-known financial planning experts and gain wealth management strategies at Agent Roundtable events. Yes, here’s where that financial dream of yours becomes a reality. 


Encouraging Work-From-Anywhere Lifestyles

Imagine your dream job. Does it offer the flexibility to spend more time with family and friends? Does it enable you to experience out-of-this-world travel? When you work with TGF, you get to define and thrive in your dream lifestyle wherever you want to work.

We believe freight agents should be able to dictate their own work schedule and location, not the other way around. When you build your own independent freight agency, you get all the benefits, including work-from-anywhere flexibility!

Our TGF team runs from coast to coast. We’ll be the first to say that geography never stopped us from taking in top talent. Whether you’re near an office or remote, you’ll see how much we value integrity, partnership, commitment, tenacity and ambition. We’ll be behind you 100%, no matter where you call home. 


Engaging Family Fun Events

A family-oriented culture is more than just a nice idea. It’s a way of life. We experience that incredible life together with family fun like you’ve never seen it before.

Enter the Bounce House Bash. This knock-your-socks-off annual event is another thing that makes our team one big family. Held in the 325-acre Wyandotte County Park just north of our flagship freight agent office outside Kansas City, you’ll experience a company party like never before.

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, agents and their families come together for grilled burgers and hot dogs, games, cornhole, great conversation and, of course, crowd-pleasing bounce houses!

The Bounce House Bash is one of the many memorable events we host throughout the year to show our agents just how much they mean to us. (We have been known to throw an epic Christmas party too.) After all, our motto is: work hard, play hard. Even though they’re independent, our agents get in on all the fun too.


So you can see, we’re not just talk. Innovating a family-oriented culture is more than a few small perks. Our culture is at the core of everything we do and we’ve intentionally created the best around. How else could we create the best freight brokerage in the world?

Want to join the family? Learn more about becoming a TGF Agent here.