Choptank Transport recognized as a top employer in the U.S.

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jan 8, 2018 12:00:00 AM

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Choptank Transport is proud to announce it has been selected by two prestigious award organizations for recognition relating to its company culture, training, employee engagement, development, and growth opportunities.  

The 7th Annual Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation® announced Choptank as one of their 101 highest scoring winners, making them part of their elite winner’s circle.  The program selected a total of 437 winning organizations across the country, with 2,000 nominations submitted.  The process is audited, designed, and scored by a third-party research firm, Inquisium.

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“Our team is honored to be recognized as one of the best and brightest companies to work for in the country,” said Pam Hutchinson, vice president of human resources. “We work in an extremely competitive field on a national scale, and the work comes with interesting challenges every day.  Our people rise to the occasion and are the key to our success.  This award is really about them — the dedicated individuals who make up our team and deliver outstanding service to our customers and carriers.” 

LEAD2018 announced Choptank as the winner of their Training and Development Success Plan in the category of Best Customer Service Leadership Training Program. The Lead Awards 36th annual event will be held February 7-8, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah, at which time, each company’s ranking will be revealed.  LEAD Award is a division of HR.com.

This award comes on the heels of a major investment in an extraordinary and specialized training and development program at Choptank. The company has provided employee training for years, but recently, it has it taken the process to a whole new level. A new department was created, solely devoted to the success and growth of the company’s employees, from accounting to sales to administration to operations. Everyone is included in continual learning.    

“High level training for employees is necessary to provide excellent customer service to both our shippers and carriers,” said Christina Parent, people development manager at Choptank. “Whether the employee is brand new or a seasoned expert in the industry, continual learning is key. Our investment in a learning management system (LMS) has made trainings faster and easier with the rapid growth of our company and changes within the transportation industry.”

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