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Sweeping the Awards in 2021

Back in a Kansas farmhouse in 2012, we set out to become the best freight brokerage. Today, we’re proud to say we’ve arrived! And we have the awards to back it up. Yet again, we’ve earned key national and local awards celebrating both our outstanding growth and culture.

Our values are at the core of everything we do. We’ve worked hard to establish an industry-leading freight agent program and unparalleled company culture that can’t be found anywhere else. Our dedicated team members and driven freight brokers have led Tallgrass to be one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. 

Take a look at the awards that come from being the best: 


Tallgrass Freight Awards 2021

Inc. 5000 Series: America’s Top Businesses in the Midwest

Inc 5000

Inc. 5000

Tallgrass Freight Awards 2021

Ingram’s Top 100

  • #7 of 100
  • Fourth year on the list
  • Growth: 562.54%
  • Average annual growth rate of 157.51%

Tallgrass Freight AwardsKansas City Business Journal Best Places to Work


Kansas City Business Journal Fast 50


Locally, Tallgrass Freight is incredibly honored to be among a group of Kansas City businesses that are delivering meaningful change and contributing to the economic success of our community. And nationally, we’re also humbled to be included on the Inc. 5000 list with some of the most successful, highly-regarded corporations across the country. 

These 2021 awards come on the heels of some exciting announcements, especially the implementation of our new CRM, a 2.5 year long and $1 million investment for our freight agents. This first-to-market innovation represents truly the best of the best in logistics technology. Around here, we call our CRM “the Cash Register,” because of how much more it helps our agents take home! 

Along with our Tallgrass Freight CRM, we’ve created programs unlike any other brokerage that give our agents a voice. Both our Steering Committee and What If? Program allows for continuous growth and overall agent satisfaction.

Innovation and progress continue to fuel our ambitions, but our community and team-based atmosphere will always reside at the center of our success. “Here at Tallgrass, we’ve built the best freight brokerage in the country,” says COO and co-owner David Barnes. “And it all started with our independent freight agents. We really have the best of the best here, and we couldn’t be prouder of our people.”

These awards and recognitions are the embodiment of our mission and vision as an organization. There is nothing we love more than celebrating our great success with the people who allow Tallgrass Freight to thrive — and we are thrilled about the addition of a few more polished plaques in the trophy case this year. 

Do we dig the spotlight? Sure. Do we love adding shiny new awards to our office walls? You bet! But here at Tallgrass, these awards celebrate what we already know: we’ve built the best freight brokerage. These awards mean what we’re doing is working.

“We give our agents a culture that’s a stark contrast to any other company or program,” says Damon Anderson, Founder and CEO. “This agent program that Tallgrass prides itself on is now used as an industry-wide standard, though none pull it off quite like Tallgrass.”


Join a team of award-winning agents that are transforming the future of the freight industry. Build your own business, be your own boss and celebrate being part of a supportive community at Tallgrass. Become part of our freight agent program today.