Freightquote takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Challenge accepted! Fellow Kansas City based company Perceptive Software challenged Freightquote to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last week. Our first-place Corporate Challenge team stepped up and accepted. Along with the ice-cold bath, a donation was made to ALS from Freightquote. We challenged Burns & McDonnell, AMC Theatres and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City to take the challenge as well. Check out the video below!

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a social media fundraising campaign where participants are challenged to record themselves dumping a bucket of ice water on their head and post it to social media and make a donation to ALS research. At Freightquote, we believe that Community Matters and are active in supporting various charities and giving back in the Kansas City area.


Freightquote Promotes Long-time associate to Culture and Community Relations Manager

Freightquote has promoted Cle Ross to culture and community relations manager. Ross, who has been with the company for 10 years, is very active in the community and leads organizations including Kansas City Kansas Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (KCK RBI), whose opening day is May 16 and is sponsored by Freightquote.

The creation of this position is part of Freightquote’s new strategic vision for the company. One of its strategic pillars, “People Matter,” focuses on encouraging company and civic involvement among associates as well as increasing engagement in the community.

“Our goal is to be the best employer in Kansas City. Part of that obligation is to impact our community in positive ways,” said Tyler Ellison, Freightquote chief executive officer. “Cle has been a model for what we continually aspire to be as a corporate citizen and this appointment will accelerate our commitment to our community.”

In his new role, Ross will ensure Freightquote associates not only have a plethora of internal activities to participate in, but also can easily give back to the multitude of charitable organizations around Kansas City.

Besides the new title, Ross is the first recipient and namesake on Freightquote’s inaugural Cle Ross Community Impact Award. The annual award, which will be given out at the President’s Club meeting in March, honors a Freightquote associate who lives and promotes Freightquote’s “People Matter” mindset.

“It’s hard not to be inspired by Cle’s story and his ambition to make our community better,” said Julie Schaller, Freightquote’s vice president of human resources. “We are proud to have him on our team and know he will turn Freightquote into one of the best places to work in Kansas City with the activities he initiates here and in the community.”

Since 2007, Ross has founded Success Achieved in Future Environments (S.A.F.E.) a nonprofit organization that offers programs which include S.T.I.C.K.S. (Support Towards Inner City Kids Sports), KCK RBI and Dirt Dandies Elite Showcase, all aimed at improving the lives of area youth.

Freightquote has been a long-time supporter of Ross’ work with KCK RBI, which uses baseball as a vehicle to teach Kansas City youth about the importance of education. Under Ross’ leadership, the program has swelled to nearly 1,000 kids. This organization is a natural fit for Freightquote, which regularly sponsors and contributes to organizations focused on education and improving the lives of children.


Freightquote looks to fill 400 sales positions in 2014

Freightquote announced plans to hire up to 400 freight brokers during 2014. This comes as a response to the company’s continual growth and will help Freightquote maintain its position atop the freight industry.

“Freightquote is growing at a great pace and we are looking for good people to help us maintain and elevate this growth,” said Tyler Ellison, Freightquote’s chief executive officer. “We are not looking for just anyone to fill all these spots. We are looking for people who are tenacious, hardworking, competitive and like to sell.”

The freight broker position is responsible for ensuring all aspects of Freightquote’s freight processes are operating at maximum potential. This role is responsible for managing and developing customer and carrier relationships, service and product planning, implementation, and delivery. In addition, freight brokers function as account managers handling truckload coverage, price negotiation, troubleshooting and dispatch capacities.

Freightquote offers a competitive base salary with uncapped commissions. In addition, full-time employees receive competitive benefits packages and have the option to set their own work schedules. Beyond the monetary benefits, Freightquote employees are encouraged to partake in the company’s philanthropic initiatives, which revolve around improving education for children here and across the country.

Freightquote moved into its new state-of-the-art, 200,000-square-foot headquarters off State Line Road last July. The building, which currently houses 1,000 employees, was built for growth and can accommodate up to 900 more employees.

Interested applicants should apply at As part of the application process, all candidates are asked to take a 25-minute online test. This test helps Freightquote determine if the applicants have the drive and personality to produce and grow the company’s bottom line.


KVC Adopt an Angel Program

Adopt and AngelThank you to the generous Freightquote employees who donated hundreds of toys, clothes and other “wish list” items to the 2012 KVC Adopt an Angel program. Through the kindness of these employees, 200 foster children in the Kansas City area will now have a brighter Christmas!

KVC is a private, not-for-profit organization providing medical and behavioral healthcare, social services and education to children and families in the Kansas City area.


Freightquote Job Openings

We’re currently seeking applicants for the following positions at our company headquarters in Lenexa, KS:

To learn more about one of these exciting positions, check out our Careers page at


Get to know Scott Pelan, Freight Broker.

I work to cultivate relationships with customers who appreciate the value of a fair shipping rate and second-to-none service to back it up. For my customers, I source carriers that will not only haul their product from point A to B, but also meet the service expectations my customers should expect in the process. A rate is only as good as the service that backs it!

I’m a big believer in Freightquote and what it has to offer. When I work with a customer or carrier, I’m representing the entire company and I’m motivated by ensuring every interaction I have puts our company in a good light. Also, my work benefits companies by cutting shipping expenses and getting their product to their customers in a fashion that reflects well both on me AND my customers. I enjoy knowing my work actually benefits my customers and this, in turn, continues to motivate me. I like feeling the satisfaction I get when I come through for my customers.

I’ve been with Freightquote for almost two years now. When I started, I got a great chance to learn the customer service side of the industry by working as a Logistics Representative for some of our top customers. Working behind the scenes for those accounts taught me what it takes to earn and maintain a great business relationship and also taught me potential problem areas that require extra attention to ensure our customers have a great experience with Freightquote. I also got a chance to join the training team at Freightquote for one year. This, combined with the natural opportunities that the role offers, has had the most positive impact, hands-down, on my career that I could ever have asked for.

My favorite thing about working at Freightquote is definitely my co-workers. There’s a ton of camaraderie within the group of Freight Brokers I interact with but also in our company in general. “Off” days at work happen no matter where you work, but having people surrounding you that have a good attitude and are fun to be around makes Freightquote different from other places I have worked.


Freightquote New Job Openings

We’re currently seeking applicants for the following positions at our company headquarters in Lenexa, KS:

To learn more about one of these exciting positions, check out our Careers page at


Freightquote Employees Help Habitat for Humanity

Freightquote executives and employees from many different departments along with their family members came out this past Saturday to support Habitat for Humanity. Together, they braved the cold, worked hard, had fun and, most importantly, helped on a house for a Kansas City, Kansas family in need.

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with people everywhere, from all walks of life, to eliminate substandard housing by building simple, decent, affordable homes to sell to low-income families in need. Habitat’s philosophy is: “Encourage a hand-up – not a hand out!”

Byron Clymer, CIO, said,

“Habitat for Humanity is a great program for our community, and over the years I have participated in a number of projects around the KC metro area. I enjoy volunteering my time to Habitat because you immediately see the results of your work. The families receiving the house really appreciate the help of all of the volunteers, and it gives them a home and a place to make memories.”

“I have to tell you this weekend was great! Being relatively new to Freightquote, I got to meet new people, as we had volunteers from a lot of different departments. We accomplished a lot and made more progress than Habitat thought we would . . . but that is how the folks at Freightquote roll!”


Freightquote Openings and Events

We’re currently seeking applicants for the following positions at our company headquarters in Lenexa, KS:

  • Freight Broker Trainee
  • Sr. Business Intelligence Developer
  • Sr. Application Developer

To learn more about one of these exciting positions, check out our Careers page at or visit us at one of these upcoming Career Fairs:

KU School of Business Career Fair

  • Thursday, September 20th
  • 10am – 3pm
  • Kansas Union, 5th Floor
  • Lawrence, KS
  • More Details

Missouri Southern State University Fall Career & Majors Fair

  • Wednesday, September 26th
  • 10am – 2pm
  • Leggett & Platt Athletic Center
  • Joplin, MO
  • More Details

Congressman Kevin Yoder Jobs Fair

  • Thursday, September 27th
  • 9am – 1pm
  • Holiday Inn
  • Overland Park, KS
  • More Details

University of Central Missouri Fall Career Expo

  • Wednesday, October 3rd
  • 1pm – 4pm
  • UCM Multipurpose Building Arena
  • Warrensburg, MO
  • More Details

Cumulus Radio Employment and Education Expo

  • Thursday October 4th
  • 10am – 4pm
  • Overland Park Convention Center
  • Overland Park, KS

Columbia College Virtual Job Fair

Hope to see you soon!


Freightquote: Come grow with the best!

Freightquote has been listed as one of America’s fastest-growing companies by Inc. 5000 and named one of the best companies to work for in the Kansas City area.

Check out our current job openings at

Visit us regularly as we’re always posting new opportunities!