Choptank Transport wins two national awards

Choptank Transport staff gathers in front of the headquarters in Preston in late 2019.

PRESTON — Choptank Transport has reason to celebrate again. Not only is the logistics company celebrating its 20th anniversary this summer and opening a new location in Easton soon, but it also has received two prestigious national awards this month.

This is the fourth consecutive year Choptank has been recognized as a “Best and Brightest Company to Work For” and the third year it has been ranked on the “50 Best Companies to Sell For.”

“Particularly in today’s environment, we are thankful to be in an industry that is deemed essential and continues to grow despite sometimes uncertain economic conditions,” said Human Resources Vice President Pam Hutchinson. “It is an honor to see our successes recognized by both organizations. In our industry (logistics), a sales career offers so much potential for professional and personal growth. Job seekers want to be a part of companies that are expanding while ranking high on culture. Awards such as these put a spotlight on such sought-after attributes.”

Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

The National Association for Business Resources has released its Spring 2020 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation. The 2020 Spring National winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm which reviewed several key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners.

Choptank Transport was one of 183 honored organizations from across the country out of 1,700 nominations. With more than 20 years of experience conducting the Best and Brightest competitions, the National Association for Business Resources have identified numerous best human resource practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.

“Through the first half of 2020, the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For have demonstrated leadership and forward thinking as they pivoted their business and workforce through COVID-19. It is in these unique times, the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For excel and share their knowledge with others,” said Jennifer Kluge, president and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs.

This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building stronger communities.

50 Best Companies to Sell For

Choptank Transport is also pleased to announce it has ranked on Selling Power magazine’s “50 Best Companies to Sell For 2020” list. This is the 20th consecutive year the list has appeared in the magazine, which has been in publication since 1981.

The list encompasses companies of all sizes, with sales forces ranging from fewer than 100 salespeople to companies with sales-force numbers in the thousands. To gather data, the publication’s research team issued a comprehensive application with detailed sections covering these categories: compensation, benefits, hiring, sales training, sales enablement and customer retention.

Selling Power magazine founder and publisher Gerhard Gschwandtner said the list is a critical tool for sales professionals to evaluate their options in an era of extreme change.

“Recent shakeups around the globe mean more top sales talent is available to hire, and potential candidates need tools to help weigh options and guide their career choices,” he said. “Each company on this list has created a winning sales culture in its own unique way, with the right tools in place to support a growth-oriented sales career over the long haul.”

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