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2024 Summer Internship | Logistics Sales

Axle Logistics of Knoxville, TN is looking to hire highly motivated individuals for our 2024 Summer Internship Program. Do you have an aptitude for sales and a desire to get into the essential supply chain industry? Are you looking for more than a job? Do you want to work in an energetic, addicting, inspiring, meaningful, rewarding, and fun environment for a growing Inc. 5000 organization where hard work truly pays off? If so, please read on!



We are a non-asset based, third-party logistics (3PL) company with a focus on providing safe and reliable advanced truckload, LTL, intermodal, and warehousing transportation services to a wide variety of customers throughout the continental U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Our company was built with the overall vision of bringing a sense of comfort and convenience to an industry often filled with inefficiencies. We accomplish this by applying a unique overall philosophy to supply chain logistics management that includes providing specialized customer service. Our primary function is to arrange for freight transportation and meet the deadlines given to us by our partners. We expect our trained logistics consultants to deliver this with the highest level of service possible while treating everyone with respect and kindness. We've found that honesty and open communication enables our partners to trust us implicitly, giving all of us the confidence needed to better handle unexpected situations.

Throw out any preconceived notions you may have about working for a logistics company. We have an entrepreneurial work environment in which employees are entrusted with massive responsibility and the ability to control their own success within their personal book of business. We focus heavily on fostering optimism among our people. We maintain a family environment where we work as a team, benefit each other, and embrace the "work hard, play hard" mentality. We care about our employees, and we're not afraid to show it. It's incredibly important to us that our employees are active, healthy, and happy.


What's the opportunity?

Axle Logistics is seeking a highly motivated candidate that thrives in an environment where hard work truly pays off. Based in the brand-new Knoxville, TN headquarters, this highly competitive Summer Internship Program grants exposure to the fast-paced world of Logistics. Responsible for collaborating with its internal Axle team, this internship provides the skills and techniques to be a successful salesperson, account manager, and operations manager in an ever-changing and dynamic industry. In this rotational program, you take on the full scope of our Logistics Consultant role which involves sales, account management, and operations.


What does the position require?

  • Lead generation
  • Qualifying leads
  • Account Management
  • Operations Management
  • Identifying key decision-makers
  • Utilizing our TMS System (McLeod Software)
  • Load Building and Planning
  • Building out an organizational chart of key participants
  • Utilizing internal CRM to capture all corresponding information
  • Making contact with an identified decision-maker
  • Selling Axle Logistics and its portfolio of services
  • Negotiation of contracts and rates
  • Implementation of services


What is Axle looking for?

  • Highly motivated candidates looking to expand industry knowledge
  • Strong email, phone, and face-to-face communication skills
  • Fast learner capable of working independently as well as a team
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Interest in a future career in third party logistics


Axle Logistics provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.