TAMPA, May 5, 2015 –Total Quality Logistics (TQL) today announced it will open a new carrier services division in Florida – the company’s first non-sales division to open outside of corporate headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Carrier Services provides critical after-hours support for the freight brokerage firm. Job growth from the new division, in addition to growth in the company’s sales operations, is expected to create up to nearly 200 new jobs in Tampa over the next two years. Florida Governor Rick Scott joined TQL in making the announcement in a statement released today from his office.
TQL company leaders from across the state, along with other local leaders, will help celebrate the announcement of the division and the company’s new 36,000 sq. ft. office on Harbour Island during an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony this from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. today, 601 S. Harbour Island Blvd, Suite 230, Tampa, Florida 33602.
“We’re committed to growing our presence in Florida,” TQL President Kerry Byrne said. “This new office on Harbour Island shows that. We have room to grow our sales force here in the next few years, in addition to housing our new carrier services division. “This location is a huge plus. We’re right in the middle of everything as Tampa reinvents its downtown area. The diversity of the hiring pool is another advantage. We’re excited to be here and to bring quality jobs to the area. We would like to thank Governor Scott for his work to make Florida more business-friendly and for helping us announce our expansion in Florida.”
TQL Tampa was the company’s second national office. It began operations in 2010 with five founding members and has grown to 150 employees. In addition to its growing Tampa office, TQL operates three additional offices in Florida – Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, and Orlando – employing more than 300 people all together. By the end of 2017, TQL anticipates its state-wide employment will grow to nearly 700.
TQL has been recognized numerous times as a top employer in the state. The company’s Tampa office recently took fourth place in the 2015 Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Best Places to Work competition and was named a 2015 Top Workplace by the Tampa Bay Times. TQL’s Fort Lauderdale office was recently named to the Sun Sentinel’s 2015 list of Top Workplaces in South Florida.
The new carrier services division is slated to open in July 2015 and the company is hiring for the logistics sales support specialist position, as well as sales representatives. To learn more about job opportunities at the TQL Tampa office and search posted job opportunities, visit www.tqljobs.com.
About Total Quality Logistics
Total Quality Logistics is one of the largest freight brokerage firms in the nation with 32 offices in 18 states. TQL connects customers needing to move truckload freight shipments with carriers having capacity to move them. TQL is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Its 2014 sales topped $2 billion and it employs more than 3,200 people nationwide. Connect with TQL on the web at TQL.com, on Facebook at Total Quality Logistics or on Twitter @TQLogistics