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Our 2020 Agent Roundtable: Unparalleled Education and Growth

Support, collaboration and community are deeply woven into the DNA and culture of Tallgrass Freight. Our leadership shares a commitment to empowering our agents and establishing an environment suited for growth. While freight agents are independent and have the autonomy to build their own business, no one here goes it alone. We’re committed to providing the kinds of resources you won’t find anywhere else! And that’s the heart behind our annual Agent Roundtable event, dedicated to investing in our people.

Each year, TGF holds its annual Agent Roundtable event as a way to support agent growth both personally and professionally. On September 19, our top agents flew into Kansas City from across the country for our best Roundtable yet. We rallied the troops safely and strategically, gathering in a socially-distant way that allowed for growth and fun.


TGF Roundtable 2020


“Here at Tallgrass, you’re not just another number. We care about you, and we go the extra mile to ensure our agents are taken care of,” says COO and co-owner David Barnes. “No one else in the freight agent world is doing this, and we’re here to take better care of our agents than anyone in the business.”

We were thrilled to host the event at the new Loews Hotel in downtown Kansas City. The ultra-modern hotel was an ideal setting, with top-tier accommodations and where the team put safety protocols and guidelines in place to ensure a safe gathering. The day kicked off with a delicious breakfast spread early-morning meal together, with everything from bagels and lox to fruit parfaits and pastries.


Agent Roundtable


Our first session of the Roundtable took a deep dive into financial and estate planning, featuring experts from the world-class financial advising firm Creative Planning. While estate planning isn’t the most glamourous topic, it really matters: our agents take home industry-leading compensation, and it’s crucial to manage it well today and make a plan for tomorrow. Topics included trusts, wills, emergency funds, diversifying income streams, investment vehicles like 401ks and Roth IRAs and much, much more. The session concluded with a Q-and-A session, with no topic off-limits!

The day continued with a freight agent panel, covering the ins and outs of expanding a freight business. A panel of agents all at different stages of their career, along with CEO and co-owner Damon Anderson, shared strategies and insights surrounding how hiring an assistant and building a team can help drive more business, stay organized and enhance quality of life. The panel members candidly and authentically revealed what it looked like as they added to their teams. From identifying and recruiting the right assistant to compensation and day-to-day responsibilities, they gave our agents a blueprint for strong, sustainable growth.


TGF Roundtable 2020


Simply put, no one else invests in freight agents like we do here at Tallgrass. Does the Roundtable sound like the kind of support you’re hungry for? Ready to start the most rewarding chapter of your freight career, where you can earn unlimited income and leverage the support of a phenomenal team? At Tallgrass, we’ve built a team that shares qualities like integrity, tenacity and ambition. Discover a whole new dimension of success by joining our team today. Learn more about joining our freight agent network!


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