5 interview questions sales candidates should be prepared for

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jun 2, 2016 9:15:23 AM

The interview, that moment that can make or break a candidates likelihood of gaining employment. Chances are, if you've made it this far in the hiring process, you're resume and experience are up to par for the job. Interviews are a pivotal step in the hiring process, especially in sales – the position that involves the most patience, cold calling, and rejection. I know what you're thinking, that's a lot of pressure! Well have no fear, to ease the tension we came up with five questions you should be prepared to answer in a sales interview.

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Tags: candidate, Career Cafe, employment, interview, sales

Supply Chain Visibility – A must in today’s logistics

Posted by Harriet Mills on May 27, 2016 2:45:56 PM

What is supply chain visibility (SCV) and why is it important? SVC is the ability to track a product’s location, temperature and condition while in transit from the manufacturer to its final destination.

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Choptank Transport "Results University" Classes Commence

Posted by Harriet Mills on May 19, 2016 11:43:37 AM

Choptank Transport is pleased to announce the launch of its Results University professional development and continuing education classes. “Results-U.,” as it is affectionately called inside the company, represents the commitment of Choptank’s leadership team to the investment in its people and their development.

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Tags: Book Club, Press Releases, Professional Development, Results University

3 reasons you should consider a career in logistics

Posted by Harriet Mills on May 11, 2016 1:45:30 PM

Hmmm .... I haven't really considered logistics as a career.

Myth: I want a job that matters, where I can really make a difference - logistics doesn't seem to fit that profile.

Truth: A career in logistics HUGELY matters.

Making your career choice is a big deal. You want to work with great people like yourself who want to make a difference in the world, community, and in life. A career in logistics probably isn't even on your radar, but surprisingly, more and more millennials are finding that working for a 3PL is just that - a job that matters. Food, for example, is an essential part of life (who doesn't love food?), and somehow needs to get to market. Farmers rely on shippers to distribute their fresh produce while distribution centers count on logistics to deliver these goods to your grocery stores and ultimately to your kitchen table. 3PLs arrange the movement of this, and many other kinds of freight. Without logistics, getting food to table isn't possible.

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Tags: Career Cafe

Can our roads handle heavier loads?

Posted by Harriet Mills on May 5, 2016 2:45:20 PM

Regulation changes to allow heavier trucks on the interstate system failed to make it past Congress last fall. Within the trucking industry, a vigorous debate emerged as to who would win and lose, and raised some important questions about the consequences to highway conditions should bigger loads be allowed.

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Avoiding price fluctuations during produce season

Posted by Harriet Mills on Apr 15, 2016 11:30:58 AM

For produce suppliers, the change in season brings a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables to market. However, it also brings a big change in shipping rates and availability. When you have perishable goods, there's no time to waste. You need to ship those items to distributors safely so they can be sold before profits spoil — literally.

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Choptank Transport hosts scholarship winners from Salisbury University

Posted by Harriet Mills on Apr 1, 2016 2:37:35 PM
(L-R) Jamie Drown, scholarship recipient, Amit Poddar, MASMI Director, Christy Weer, Dean of Salisbury University's School of Business, Pam Hutchinson, Vice President of Human Resources, Choptank Transport
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Shipping Seasonal Freight - the problems, the solutions

Posted by Harriet Mills on Mar 30, 2016 2:39:12 PM

How to overcome the challenges of shipping refrigerated produce and nursery freight

Produce and nursery items appear in our stores every single day, and it’s easy to take them for granted. Successfully bringing these items to market, however, is dependent on refrigerated transportation, making it one of the industry's larger challenges.

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FMCSA extends response period for safety fitness proposal into the spring

Posted by Harriet Mills on Mar 18, 2016 10:49:19 AM

As a whole, the logistics and distribution industry is eagerly awaiting the final form of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Safety Fitness Determination rule. And the latest news is that you’re going to have to wait a little while longer before any final decision is reached. The original notice of proposed rulemaking was issued January 21 and, at the time, called for a 60-comment period. That would have brought the comment period to a close at the end of this month.

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The coercion ruling: Why working with the right 3PL is more important than ever

Posted by Harriet Mills on Feb 24, 2016 2:42:28 PM

Ever heard of the coercion ruling? If you are a 3PL, the answer is an emphatic yes. Created by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the coercion ruling holds accountable brokers, carriers, receivers, shippers and anyone else who may attempt to push drivers into violating existing transportation legislation in order to deliver a shipment more quickly.

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What Shippers Need to Know About the ELD Mandate

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Everyone’s been talking about the upcoming ELD mandate’s December deadline and how it is going to affect carriers. Shippers are equally interested in how, and when, it’s going to affect their bottom line.

 

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