PRESTON, MD- Choptank Transport is pleased to announce the opening of two new office locations, in Tampa,Florida, and Dallas,Texas.
Our newest branch inTampa will open November 1, 2013, and is headed by Scott Jarrett. Jarrett has worked at Choptank’s Preston headquarters since 2011, filling the managerial position of corporate recruiter & trainer. His leadership skills, managerial experience and enthusiasm for the business have made him the perfect candidate to manage the newTampa location.
“Growth into the Southeast, and in particular Florida, will allow us to deepen our relationships across all aspects of our logistics operation,” explains Jarrett. “We also look forward to creating numerous sales-based career opportunities within the Tampa Metro area by tapping into the wealth of great talent the area can provide.”
The Dallas office will open in December with Grant Lehman in the role of general manager. Lehman is a graduate of Iowa State University and holds a BS in agricultural business. He was recruited out of college by CH Robinson for its Des Moines office. In 2006 he transferred to thePlano,Texas, office where he was promoted to key account manager/Midwest zone leader. In 2009 he was named strategic account manager.
“Dallas-Fort Worth is the fourth-largest market in theUnited States, while the State of Texas has a GDP similar to the countries of Australia and Spain,” comments Lehman. “This makes it an ideal location for Choptank Transport to expand and open up shop… something we are very excited about.”
Choptank Transport’s President and CEO, Geoff Turner, said, “Our expansion toTampa and Dallas is being led by two exceptionally talented general managers. The new offices will help meet the needs of both existing and new customers by expanding both our carrier and employee bases in these regions.”
Choptank Transport was named by Food Logistics Magazine as a Top 100 3PL provider for 2013 and is one of the fastest growing third-party logistics companies in the United States. Choptank specializes in transportation-management services that include truckload, refrigerated and frozen, LTL, van, flatbed, intermodal and warehousing solutions.