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Questions You Must Ask Yourself About Your Freight Career

Are you truly thriving in your freight career? 

Hard question, we know. But it’s a question you must ask yourself. 

When you’re bringing in the money you want, living the lifestyle of your dreams and smashing your professional goals, life is good. But that’s not always the case — and a little reflection can go a long way. Are you really happy in your career? Are you getting the support you deserve? Do you have the resources you need to level up?

Ask yourself these questions about your freight career and you may uncover the next big move towards that life you’ve been daydreaming about. 

 

How much do I want to grow my book of business?

Here’s the thing about complacency: You don’t always realize you’ve slipped into it. So here we go: are you satisfied with your book of business? Or do you wish you could snap your fingers and it would instantly double? The freight brokerage behind you can make a huge difference when it comes to your book of business and the compensation you make at the end of the day.

At Tallgrass Freight, we love to offer our agents industry-leading compensation with an incredibly high split and no salary caps. With your hard work, you’ve more than earned it! We’re also thrilled to spoil those that go the extra mile with insane rewards (including an all-expense paid bucket list trip of a lifetime!). 

In addition to the rewards, we’re also majorly into providing the support it takes to build a business. Our agents enjoy the best of the best in development and mentorship to constantly scale up their business. Bonus, our promising agents enjoy our twice-annual Agent Roundtable mastermind weekend full of food, friends and extraordinary freight education.

 

What does my support system look like?

Do you feel like a valued member of a team? Or are you feeling a little lonely these days? Are you a team of one struggling with everything on your plate? Maybe you’re part of a large corporation, but you still feel like a lone wolf? Are you doing every last thing yourself for your business? Do you have anyone in your corner who cares as much about your success as you do? 

Your support system has a dramatic ripple effect across countless aspects of your freight career, from the hours you work in a day to make money to the hours you spend wasting on admin. 

Here at Tallgrass Freight, we are not shy about offering leadership and back office support that is all about you – the AGENT. You won’t find any self-centered, power-hungry management here. Just honest, transparent support excited about helping you achieve your goals.

From the moment you meet us at TGF, you’ll see that everyone is invested in your success. From knowledgeable and been-there, done-that back office support up to the CEO (who’s available to meet with you in a moment’s notice!), you’ll experience support like never before. 

It all starts with recruiting. When we get you on the phone and in person, you’ll see that we care about who you are and what your dreams are. At onboarding, our team will get you up and running faster than you’d ever believe (sometimes that means just 24 hours!). Every part of the process here at TGF is designed to deliver the support you need.

 

What does work-life balance look like for me?

Get honest with yourself: Over the past year, is work-life balance a reality? Or more of a joke? Are you taking actual vacations? And even if you do take vacations, are you working anyway? What about spending time with kiddos or your spouse? 

All too often, freight jobs are known for being demanding and all-consuming. But we like to do things differently at TGF. We believe in treating our agents like family — and that means understanding they have their own family at home. Here, we work hard and play hard, but that’s not just a catchphrase. At TGF, you’ll get the chance to craft your own version of what work-life balance looks like and bring back more of the PLAY into your life. 

Is it really possible to succeed at work and succeed in your family? Here’s what one agent shared about work-life balance at TGF. “I could never figure out how to juggle work and my family and kids. There is real opportunity to make real money here and you’re afforded the benefit of balance. I have time with my kids, whereas before, I didn’t. It was a no-brainer.”

We’re proud to offer ultimate flexibility, and the support to make it happen. You can work at any of our TGF offices, or anywhere in the country. It’s up to you. And when you do work with us, you’ll experience a culture unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. 

When we say we’ve got an out-of-this-world company culture, we mean it. You won’t be another cog in the wheel here. You’ll be valued, treated like family and supported by everyone around you. You might just have to see it to believe it.

 

This time next year, where do you want to be?

A year from now, when you look at your career, you don’t want any regrets. You don’t want the “if only I had” frustrations. So get honest with yourself: Next year at this time, where do you want to be . . . and what do you need to do now to get there?

Think about it through a variety of lenses. What kind of compensation do you want to take home? How do you want your career to look like? What frustrates you the most about your work world today that you hope is a thing of the past this time next year?

Time after time, our ambitious Tallgrass Freight agents say they wish they’d made the move sooner. Their ONLY regret is that they didn’t join Tallgrass earlier! 

 

Join the TGF Family

If you’re asking questions about your freight career and find that your current situation isn’t meeting your expectations, it’s time to turn to Tallgrass Freight Co. 

We don’t just say we’re the best freight brokerage. We’ve put the work in to become it. You’ll find that out for yourself right when you put your foot in the door. The headaches you’re feeling today really can be a thing of the past.

What does it take to join us at TGF? We’re happy to share every step of the process. Take a look at the complete recruiting process here.

Become a freight agent at TGF and you’ll become part of the family. What are you waiting for? It’s time to bet on yourself. And we’re ready to welcome you with open arms.