Freightquote.com receives “Community Stewardship Award” from KC Business Magazine

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Freightquote.com, the Nation’s 7th largest freight broker and leading provider of web-based freight logistic services, has received a Community Stewardship Award by KC Business magazine.

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Because we live in this community, both our company and our employees feel it’s important to be involved

Freightquote.com, the Nation’s 7th largest freight broker and leading provider of web-based freight logistic services, has received a Community Stewardship Award by KC Business magazine. Freightquote.com was picked out of 39 nominees and honored in a listing of 10 area companies that have weathered the recent recession by encouraging and developing qualities that allowed their business, their employees, and their communities to flourish during a period of economic downturn.

According to the August 2010 issue of KC Business magazine, the awards list included businesses that have “taken the very best of what they offer and focused on developing qualities such as innovation, customer care and community stewardship.”

In regard to Freightquote.com, the article mentioned the atmosphere of community activism founded by the employees and listed some of the many organizations that employees work with to improve the quality of life for hundreds of individuals in the Kansas City area. The list of beneficiaries of these activities included KVC Behavioral Healthcare, Heart to Heart, Harvesters, Hope House, Feeding America, Special Olympics and Cells for Cells.

The KC Business magazine also singled out Freightquote.com’s 10-year relationship with KVC Behavioral Healthcare for particular praise. In 2009, Freightquote.com helped KVC provide nearly 500 gifts for more than 200 children during the holiday season.

“Because we live in this community – we have 770 employees who live here in Lenexa – both our company and our employees feel it’s important to be involved,” says Luanne Eskew, Vice President of Human Resources.

Most recently, Freightquote.com has also been a supporter of KCK RBI, a local organization started by Freightquote.com employee Cle Ross. At KCK RBI, the stated goal is to bring baseball back into the inner city. Freightquote.com has donated time and money to the organization and asked Cle Ross to accept the Community Stewardship Award on behalf of the company.

Freightquote.com accepts the award from KC Business magazine and remains proud that so many of their employees believe in giving back to the community.

About Freightquote.com:

Based outside Kansas City, Freightquote.com and its subsidiaries serve customers across North America. The company has over 850 employees and annualized revenues exceeding $400 million. Founded in August of 1998 by Tim Barton, Freightquote.com delivers a vast array of services for a large and diverse customer base. These services enable customers to instantly quote and compare freight rates of hundreds of national and regional freight carriers. Freightquote.com specializes in creating customized freight solutions to meet their customer’s needs, including LTL, truckload, intermodal, air and international freight options.

The KC Business magazine archive has the August 2010 issue available for reading or download. Visit http://www.freightquote.com for more information or call (800) 323-5441 to reach Freightquote.com directly.

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