Preston, MD – Choptank Transport has just announced its plan to hire as many as 50 new sales associates by the end of 2014. In terms of local and regional employment, this marks a promising development for Caroline County as well as the state of Maryland. The Preston,Maryland headquarters has traditionally attracted employees from as far away as Annapolis and Ocean City.
Choptank’s aggressive hiring initiative is part of President/CEO Geoff Turner’s overall growth strategy. The building that currently houses Choptank Transport saw its first expansion in 2004, adding office space for more than 50 new employees. In 2010, Choptank added on an addition 9,000 square feet of office space to include 110 more employee seats, a new lunch room, an exercise room and a larger conference area and training center.
Since the new expansion, Choptank has brought on board a corporate trainer and a corporate recruiter to facilitate the growth process. The 50 new personnel slated to come aboard in 2014 will fill sales roles in a number of different positions.
“Logistics is an industry that is unfamiliar to many people and so we have made investments in education and technology that optimize our training process for new employees.” says Pam Hutchinson, Director of Human Resources at Choptank Transport. “Our most successful recruits have been those who are competitive in nature and have a very good grasp of all aspects of business either through their education or their work history.”
The number of employees is not the only thing that is growing at Choptank. In response to customer demand, the company added a new refrigerated less-than-truckload (LTL) division to its lineup of services. This new division, launched just last year, offers shipping of temperature-sensitive freight that does not meet the standard truckload shipment weight and dimension requirements.
Since 2010, the company has opened 5 new locations. There are now outside offices in Denver, Dallas,Tampa, Nashville, and Atlanta.
Choptank Transport is one of the fastest growing third-party logistics companies in the United States. The nationwide company specializes in truckload shipping for both refrigerated and frozen freight as well as dry van, less-than-truckload, and flatbed transportation. Choptank also offers intermodal capabilities and warehousing. For more information, go to www.choptanktransport.com or call 800.568.2240.