Choptank Transport recognized by Workforce magazine for new training program

Posted by Harriet Mills on Nov 1, 2017 11:28:19 AM

Preston, MD – Oct 31, 2017 Choptank Transport, a third-party logistics provider headquartered in Preston, Maryland, is the recipient of the Optimas Silver Training Award announced yesterday by Workforce magazine, a leading publication for business, strategy and management of today’s labor force.


“For over the 27 years we’ve seen companies place increasing importance on human resources initiatives, realizing the potential a strong HR department can have on business growth,” said Rick Bell, editorial director of Workforce magazine.


“We are excited to be recognized for such an essential part of our business. We’ve put a lot of effort into creating an optimum training program over the last several years,” said Paul Wood, director of process improvement. “The company has moved from a one-size-fits-all mentality to a more customized, Choptank-specific platform.  Not only has this change been helpful to our newcomers, it has offered continual learning opportunities for seasoned employees as well.”


“We’ve added hundreds of jobs to the area,” continued Wood, “which meant making a lot of changes to accommodate the growth. These changes have been especially important in an industry with so many emerging technologies. The additional training was just the next logical step.”


Choptank’s mission for their training initiative is to offer continual learning programs so that employees feel confident in their positions, and eventually, become mentors for new staff. The vision for the program is to become a top training facility within the transportation industry for its employees.  


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About Choptank Transport

Choptank Transport is an award-winning 3PL with over 25 years of experience in the field of shipping and logistics. Specializing in truckload freight, Choptank's expertise includes refrigerated and frozen transport, dry van and flatbed services. For those requiring LTL services, Choptank has dedicated divisions for its refrigerated and dry LTL services and for its intermodal customers. The company is headquartered in Preston, Maryland with additional offices in Tampa, Atlanta, Dallas and Denver.


About Workforce Magazine

Workforce is a multimedia publication that covers the intersection of people management and business strategy. Our content helps HR professionals approach their jobs from a more strategic, big-picture, business-results perspective.

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