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Our Heart Behind the Awards: What Awards Mean for Our Freight Agents

We’ve worked hard to build the best freight brokerage in the country. Accordingly, we’ve been humbled to see our efforts rewarded with top business mentions, fastest-growing company honors and Best Places to Work Awards. Now, we love a good pat on the back and a new plaque on the wall. But it’s about so much more than the recognition! 

In 2021, we’re proud to have taken home top-tier awards once again:

  • Inc. 5000 Midwest, #37
  • Inc. 5000 (Five years in a row!), #678
  • Kansas City Business Journal’s Fast 50, #32
  • Ingram’s Corporate Report 100, #7
  • Kansas City Business Journal’s Best Places to Work

Why do we care about awards at Tallgrass Freight? We care because it means what we’re doing is working!


Why We’re Built to Win

Every aspect of Tallgrass Freight was created with our agents’ freight careers in mind. Take a look for yourself.

  • Industry-leading compensation: With competitive compensation and high split, we take care of our freight agents like no one else in the business. No one. These are the kinds of paychecks most people only dream about.
  • Super-sized sales incentives: Our freight agent program offers iconic rewards for iconic agents. Top performing agents are eligible for the exclusive Club 200 trip to Vegas, as well as the Diamond Club and Elite Circle, offering beyond-compare travel rewards.
  • Outstanding culture: The Tallgrass Freight motto is work hard, play hard. We’re more than just a team, we’re a community. From annual picnics and team Roundtables to an out-of-this-world Christmas party, you’ll experience a broker program like no other.
  • Exceptional support: We may partner with independent agents, but they’re never alone. Our best-in-class operational support, carrier database, extended insurance, agent development and relations support are unparalleled. 
  • Optimal technology: With the right tech on hand, everything is easier. That’s why we at Tallgrass Freight built a first-to-market, custom-built freight CRM. We’re so confident we’ve built the best system for freight agents that we’ll give any off-the-shelf CRM a run for its money. Really.

All this adds up to exponential growth that award organizations can’t help but notice. With each award we receive, we know we’re doing the right things for those independent agents seeking an extraordinary freight career.


What Awards Really Mean to Us

Although we do love to win, our awards are more than just bling for the trophy case. We talk a big game — and our awards back it up. At Tallgrass Freight, everything is about our PEOPLE. Receiving honors and nominations confirms what we already know. We have the best team around! And our heart behind taking home awards is celebrating our team.

In fact, our team has a lot going for them. Why? Because we choose the right people who treat each other the right way. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what our freight team is made up of:

  • Tenacity: With determination and endurance, we get through any obstacle in our way. Setbacks are only an opportunity to bounce back.
  • Partnership: We take the team seriously. Each win is a win for everyone. Each challenge is a time for teamwork. 
  • Integrity: Our people come first. We interact with respect and always keep our word.
  • Ambition: We have big dreams at Tallgrass Freight. Innovating the freight industry is all in a day’s work.
  • Commitment: Community is everything and we’re 100% committed to our team. Every day we’re dedicated to this work and our success as a team.

Sounds pretty great, right? Our freight agents think so! While our freight agent jobs are independent, no one is ever flying solo. Award organizations know the people at Tallgrass Freight have each other’s back.


Join an Award-Winning Team

Being part of an award-winning team can transform a freight career. While many businesses are flashes in the pan, we’ve been winning awards over the long haul. Just take a look at our track record. Tallgrass Freight has made an Inc. 5,000 ranking five times! 

It may be easy to grow exponentially in the short run, but it’s hard to maintain growth over time. The kicker is — we’ve done it! We are a consistently award-winning team and we are proud of it.

Want to be a winner too? There is no better place to find a freight agent job than at the industry-leading, award-winning Tallgrass Freight. Become an agent today.