TQL Opens Little Rock Site at Arkansas Intermodal Hub

New Office to Span More Than 5,000 Square Feet, Create 80 Jobs
Total Quality Logistics employees
Total Quality Logistics employees. The location is less than half a mile from Interstate 430, a mile from I-630, within 3 miles of Arkansas highways 5 and 10 and less than 5 miles from the Port of Little Rock. (Total Quality Logistics via Facebook)

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Total Quality Logistics executives gathered recently with Arkansas state and local leaders to celebrate the company opening a new office near the Port of Little Rock, a designated Foreign Trade Zone and U.S. Customs Point of Entry.

TQL ranks No. 8 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest logistics companies in North America.

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders proclaimed, “Arkansas sits at the crossroads of America and is proud to host some of the world’s largest logistics companies, including TQL. I’m proud they’ve decided to double down on their investment in our state and expand to Little Rock. My administration will keep cutting taxes, investing in our workforce and growing our economy to help companies like TQL thrive.”

Jay Chesshir, president and CEO of the Little Rock Regional Chamber, welcomed the company.

“From the Port of Little Rock to Galloway, Maumelle and across the metro, the Little Rock region has emerged as a logistics hub for several of the world’s largest companies,” Chesshir said.

Founded in 1997 in Cincinnati, TQL plans to create 80 jobs at the Little Rock site, where it has leased more than 5,000 square feet at 1701 Centerview Drive, according to the chamber.

Kerry Byrne


That location provides ready transportation access: less than half a mile from Interstate 430, a mile from I-630, within 3 miles of Arkansas highways 5 and 10 and less than 5 miles from the Port of Little Rock.

“We’ve been in Arkansas for over a decade and are proud to expand our footprint and deepen our commitment to the state with an office in the Little Rock community,” TQL President Kerry Byrne said. “We chose Little Rock for many reasons, including its thriving local economy and great pool of talent. We’re excited to be part of the state’s largest municipality.”

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According to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, TQL recognized the strategic importance in having a location near the Port of Little Rock, with its attributes as a Foreign Trade Zone and Customs Point of Entry.

Clint O’Neal, executive director of the state Economic Development Commission, noted, “TQL is a major freight and logistics firm with an established track record in Arkansas, and the new Little Rock office demonstrates that companies like TQL are finding success here in the Natural State.”

TQL employs more than 100 team members at its Fayetteville office and aims to grow its new Little Rock office to be of similar size. The company, among North America’s largest logistics firms, has over 9,000 employees in 60 offices across the U.S.

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. said, “Because of the geographic and infrastructure advantages that make Little Rock an important logistical and transportation hub, there’s no better fit than Arkansas’ capital city for one of the world’s largest logistics firms. We welcome TQL and its investment in our community, and we appreciate its commitment to expansion within our region.”

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