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Choptank expands training opportunities

Choptank Transport plans to offer continuing education and personal development classes through a new Learning Management System (LMS). These classes will be available to ambitious employees working toward advancement or those looking for a refresher course.

In addition, the firm announced the promotions of Christina Parent and Kaitlyn Mister, both taking on new training and development roles within the national logistics company.

Parent, a Salisbury University graduate, has been promoted to people development manager. This position oversees companywide training and education programs. Choptank employees go through a comprehensive seven-week onboarding process. The program covers basic information about the industry as well as detailed protocols, processes and software training. Keeping up with the latest government regulatory changes is an important part of the curriculum as well.

“I look forward to this new opportunity and plan on making Choptank’s training program the gold standard for learning, advancement and growth potential for all employees,” said Parent.

She joined Choptank in 2015 with little knowledge of logistics or freight management. Parent began her career in sales, and after several successful years as an experienced logistics professional, she was offered a corporate trainer position. That role led to her recent promotion.

Mister has been a logistics coordinator with Choptank since 2016, a position that requires finding qualified carriers to move freight for customers.

“I liked working on the carrier side of the business, but I also love teaching and mentoring people,” said Mister. “Experiencing a promotion within a year of starting at Choptank has been really exciting. All my hard work quickly paid off.”

Choptank continues to hire aggressively at its headquarters in Preston MD, as well as its regional offices in Tampa FL, Dallas TX, Atlanta GA and Denver CO.

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