Transportation Solutions Group

www.redwoodlogistics.com
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Transportation Solutions Group – Why Work For Us?

Transportation Solutions Group (TSG) is a top 150 third-party logistics brokerage headquartered in Chicago. Our sales teams arrange transportation and negotiate pricing between companies that need to ship products and the transportation providers who actually move those products.

Our sales force is divided into two parts – Customer Sales and Carrier Sales:

  • Customer Sales Representatives are constantly searching for new business opportunities while continuing to develop existing relationships.
  • Carrier Sales Representatives build relationships with hundreds of motor carriers to negotiate shipping prices, pick-up and delivery times, and work to resolve issues before they arise.

These two sales units are the yin and yang that keep the products you love on store shelves.

 

We succeed because we are:

  • Energetic
  • Competitive
  • Innovative
  • Outgoing
  • Fearless
  • Results-driven
  • Confident
  • Flexible
  • Proactive
  • Friendly
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Resilient


Compensation and benefits:

  • Full-time, salaried positions with opportunities for commission/bonus
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Long-term and short-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • 401k plans (with match)
  • Discounted gym membership
  • CTA benefit
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The cliché, but very true, reasons why employees love working at TSG:

  • The sky is the limit: With our generous commission/bonus incentives, there is no limit to how much you can earn or to your levels of success.
  • Work hard, play hard: Daily, impromptu dance parties are followed by creative and collaborative meetings. We strike a balance that keeps you having fun while working hard!
  • All for one and one for all: Yes, we encourage healthy competition among employees, but at the end of the day, our goal is to work together as a team to get the job done right. Friends don’t let friends fail at TSG.
  • Too legit to quit: We have a very high employee retention rate because we take time to train and mentor our employees. We believe in fostering strong leadership skills so our sales force is knowledgeable, confident and successful.
  • Music to our ears: We have a great sound system that pumps satellite radio across the entire office. Whether it’s 90s, alternative, techno or top 40, the party is bumpin’ all day long.
  • The proof is in the pudding: Our customers and carriers turn to us time after time because we don’t just talk big game, we deliver real results. As a top 150 logistics brokerage in the U.S., we know what it takes to be successful and we are, every day.

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Why choose Chicago:

  • US News named Chicago the #4 best nightlife scene in America.
  • Esquire ranked Chicago the #1 best city for beer drinking.
  • The Chicago Cubs, White Sox, Bulls and Bears all made the Forbes list for most valuable sports teams.
  • Travel and Leisure ranks Chicago the #1 best city for architecture/cool buildings and #1 for best pizza.
  • Chicago sits on 26 miles of public shoreline, has 33 beachesand 19 miles of lakefront bike path.
  • It’s impossible to become bored here with over 7,300 restaurants, 200 theaters, 200 art galleries, 36 annual parades, 552 parks, Navy Pier and endless shopping.
  • Public transportation (bus, “L”, Metra, taxi) makes getting from point A to point B fast and cost effective.
  • Sports leagues that provide year-round opportunities to  stay fit and active through a wide variety of options including dodgeball, volleyball, basketball, softball, soccer, flag football, tennis, kickball, boot camp fitness, bowling, etc.
  • More than 75 neighborhoods offer their own distinct appeal, so no matter what your style is, there is a home here for you.

TSG at a Glance:

SERVICES:

  • Truckload
  • LTL
  • Dry van
  • Flatbed
  • Refrigerated and climate controlled
  • Expedited
  • Intermodal
  • Warehousing

SUPPORT:

  • Single point of contact
  • Immediate quoting
  • Full EDI capabilities
  • 24-hour operational support
  • Web-based tracking portals
  • Automated arrival/departure notices
  • Real-time insurance monitoring and safety updates

INDUSTRIES SERVED:

  • Consumer Products
  • Food and Beverage
  • Retail and Wholesale
  • Technology
  • Health Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Government
  • Manufacturing

Our Carrier Network:


Utilizing our vast network of more than 18,000 carriers and the fleet of our affiliate company, F/X, we find truck capacity upon request anytime, anywhere. We initially specialized in over-the-road freight, but have since expanded our service offerings to cater to a wider variety of customer needs. Our contracts with carriers specializing in flatbed, LTL, intermodal, air freight, and more are unmatched. No matter the load, securing reliable equipment and achieving savings for our customers is our greatest priority.

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    Pros

    TSG is a great place to call home. This company knows how to bring the best out of their employees and reward them for their hard work. TSG knows how to make the work environment fun but can also kick it into work mode and get tasks done. The sky is the limit at TSG and if you prove that you are a hard-working employee you will be able to rise the ranks.

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    The hours and stress sometimes can be rough but that is every job. I cannot think of a con for TSG. If you show up to work and do your job there is nothing to complain about.

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    My advice to management is to just keep things the same and not change the way TSG functions. I would hate to see the company lose its fun energetic environment because that is what makes coming into work enjoyable.

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    Interview was really laid back. They make you feel very comfortable and calm your nerves very easily. They give you a look at the day to day process of the job you are applying for by allowing you to sit in with a current employee. Great interview.

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Transportation Solutions Group Awards & Accolades

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Top 25 Freight Brokerage Firms, Transport Topics, 2013
Best Places to Work in Chicago, Chicago Business Journal, 2013
Entrepreneur of the Year® Finalists, Ernst & Young, 2013
Entrepreneurial Excellence Award, The Daily Herald, 2013
Best Places to Work in Illinois (Large), HRMAC, 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.redwoodlogistics.com
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2001
Type Company - Private
Industry Transportation & Logistics
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year

Transportation Solutions Group ("TSG") is a top 25 third-party logistics brokerage headquartered in Chicago. We arrange transportation (via multiple modes) and negotiate pricing between companies that need to ship products and the service providers who actually move those products. In our 13th year of business, we will facilitate nearly 100,000 loads, contract with more than 600 customers, and work with more than 18,000 carriers throughout the continental U.S., Mexico and Canada.

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