Choptank expanding HQ, plans to add employees

Third-party logistics company Choptank Transport has started construction on a new 10,000-square-foot expansion of its headquarters in Preston MD that will allow the firm to hire an additional 130 people in the next two years.

This is its third expansion at this location within the past decade. The new space will mirror the existing facility, with large open spaces to preserve the collaborative environment that is part of the company culture.

Choptank also has acquired 4,000 square feet of additional office space by purchasing another pre-existing building on Main Street in Preston within a few miles of the main offices. This location will further accommodate the increase in employees needed to service a growing customer base.

“We have been blessed with outstanding growth,” said Steve Covey, executive vice-president at Choptank. “Our strategy has been and will continue to be our results-driven culture. Our employee’s dedication and focus on exceeding customer expectations has allowed this growth. The new addition will allow for further investment into our culture through business intelligence and staff additions. Those additions will foster collaborative technologies that will allow us to successfully manage and grow in a logistics world that faces unprecedented legislation for over-the-road safety and cargo security.”

Specializing in truckload freight, Choptank’s expertise includes refrigerated and frozen transport, dry van, and flatbed services. The firm also has dedicated divisions for refrigerated LTL and intermodal shipping. Office locations include Maryland, Denver CO, Dallas TX, Tampa FL, Atlanta GA, and Nashville TN.

Interested candidates can apply at any of these locations through www.choptanktransport.com/careers. New classes begin in January and will continue throughout 2016.

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