A large part of our entrepreneurial culture includes motivating our freight agents to push themselves to new heights of success. That’s why we love a friendly competition! We already have our performance-based incentive group, Club 200. More recently, we had some fun — and saw big results — during our March Madness Sales Contest!
Our March Madness premise was simple: the agents with the highest month-over-month growth, in addition to our overall top producers, took home a Microsoft Surface Pro 6. A big congratulations to our six winners!
The contest came on the heels of our January Super Bowl Sales Contest, during which we gave away several 65” HD smart TVs. Talk about a popular prize! As our VP of Growth and Development, Trent Flanary, says, “people can never have too many TVs!’
Speaking of Trent, he’s the brains behind these sales contests, which we’ll hold throughout the year on a regular basis. His strategic approach includes working with each of our freight agents to set professional goals, including sales metrics. Fun company-wide events like these contests are an effective way to add a little extra motivation to the picture. Of course, cool prizes don’t hurt!
The contests are designed as a tool to motivate, but it’s equally important to the Tallgrass Freight leadership that freight agents are recognized and rewarded, too. It’s so powerful to let someone know what a great job they’re doing, but it’s something that’s too-often overlooked at larger logistics companies.
“You shouldn’t underestimate the importance of simple, genuine recognition,” Trent says. “It costs nothing to give and is extremely meaningful to those receiving it.”
Friendly competition, work-life balance, making great money — these are all key components of our company culture. If you have freight experience and are interested in joining one of the fastest-growing companies in the industry, please call 913.721.0079, ext. 610, or get more info about our freight agent network. Act fast and you could be part of the Tallgrass family in time for our summer sales contest!