Chop­tank Trans­port rec­og­nized as a top em­ployer

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PRE­STON — Chop­tank Trans­port was re­cently se­lected by two award or­ga­ni­za­tions for recog­ni­tion re­lat­ing to its com­pany culture, train­ing, em­ployee en­gage­ment, de­vel­op­ment and growth op­por­tu­ni­ties.

The sev­enth an­nual Best and Bright­est Com­pa­nies to Work For in the Na­tion an­nounced Chop­tank as one of its 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.

“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 its Train­ing and De­vel­op­ment Suc­cess Plan in the cat­e­gory of Best Cus­tomer Ser­vice Lead­er­ship Train­ing Pro­gram. The Lead Awards’ 36th an­nual event was held in Fe­bru­ary in Salt Lake City, Utah. 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 has 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.”

Chop­tank Trans­port is an award-win­ning, third-party lo­gis­tics com­pany spe­cial­iz­ing in truck­load and LTL ser­vices for re­frig­er­ated and dry freight, as well as flatbed ship­ping and in­ter­modal trans­port. The com­pany’s com­mit­ment to cus­tomer ser­vice, quick adop­tion of new tech­nolo­gies, and ready ac­cess to over 13,000 ap­proved car­ri­ers, has al­lowed it to grow into five na­tion­wide lo­ca­tions with more than 300 em­ploy­ees.

FILE PHOTOS

Chop­tank Trans­port, with the help of its em­ploy­ees and ship­pers, made it pos­si­ble for 250 lo­cal fam­i­lies in need to have a tra­di­tional Thanks­giv­ing din­ner. Kristi Mer­taugh, left, Katie Welcher, Carmeshia Wil­liams, Rox­anne Klep­pinger, Brian Fox,...

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