Total Quality Logistics, one of the largest freight brokerage firms in the nation, selected St. Louis, Missouri
, as the site of its new operations complex. The company’s expansion plan includes a $1.2 million capital investment and is expected to create 95 jobs within the next five years.
“St. Louis gives us access to outstanding professional talent. Finding the right talent is key to our ability to grow market share within the third party logistics industry,” TQL Executive Vice President, Kerry Byrne said.
Total Quality Logistics connects customers moving truckload freight with carriers who can haul it. TQL works with more than 50,000 carriers across North America, giving it access to millions of trucks to help its customers move freight. The company identifies the right trucks for particular freight loads, negotiates rates, and satisfies its customers’ delivery requirements. Founded in 1997 in Cincinnati, the company moves more than 20,000 loads of truckload freight a week throughout the continent.
“Missouri’s skilled workforce
and access to rivers, rails and roads make the Show-Me State a great location for transportation companies like Total Quality Logistics to invest and hire,” Governor Jay Nixon said. “We look forward to welcoming this industry leader to Missouri, and to continuing our economic growth.”
To assist Total Quality Logistics with its expansion, the Missouri Department of Economic Development
has offered a strategic economic incentive package
that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation and investment criteria.