Choptank Transport Wins The Gazette of Politics and Business Exceptional 53 Business Award

Choptank Transport Wins The Gazette of Politics and Business Exceptional 53 Business Award

Gaithersburg, Md. – The Gazette of Politics and Business released its list of the 53 top businesses and organizations in the State of Maryland. The program, produced by The Gazette P&B, acknowledges the top 53 businesses and organizations in Maryland based on criteria that included the recipient company’s annual revenue and employee growth as well as noteworthy product or service innovations, community service efforts, how they have steered their way through the economic downturn, and how the companies portrayed themselves as “good places to work.”

Choptank Transport ranked 11 out of over 100 applications. The company was recognized for its exceptional growth, innovation, and community service programs that include Feeding America sponsorships, participation in Caroline County’s Character Counts program, as well as the Maryland Special Olympics’ Polar Bear Plunge. In addition, Choptank has demonstrated remarkable innovation with an advanced new logistics software platform that has significantly improved efficiency and customer visibility.

“To make the 53 list is a great accomplishment,” said Cliff Chiet, publisher of The Gazette P&B. “This year’s list features companies from the State of Maryland that have had success in a wide variety of fields, and each company deserved recognition of their accomplishments.” Choptank Transport will be profiled in a special section as part of the Friday October 21, 2011 edition of The Gazette of Politics and Business.

The Gazette of Politics & Business publishes weekly reaching over 20,000 business owners and politically savvy subscribers. The Newspaper focuses on the business and political news of the State of Maryland and is commonly recognized as the leading newspaper covering political activities at the state capital. The Politics and Business Gazette is the state’s “must read” newspaper for news about the business and political affairs in the State. The Gazette of Politics & Business is owned and published by the well-known Suburban Maryland top-rated Gazette Newspaper that distributes community newspapers in more than 50 communities in Montgomery, Frederick, and Prince George’s counties in Maryland. Boasting a readership as high as 90 percent, The Gazette publications reach about 1.5 million readers. Part of the Community Newspaper Group of Post-Newsweek Media Inc., a division of The Washington Post Company, The Gazette has been publishing weekly newspapers in the Maryland suburbs since 1959.

Choptank Transport was founded in 1984 as a full-service logistics broker specializing in refrigerated and van transportation. Today, with over 10,000 carriers under contract and 24-hour dispatch, Choptank Transport offers flatbed, LTL and intermodal services as well. Choptank is a TIA member, a SmartWay Transportation Partner and a NASTC Best Broker. In addition, Choptank Transport was a Gazette of Politics & Business winner in 2010 and has been recognized with other notable awards, such as “Logistics Partner of the Year – 2010” by Feeding America. For more information, contact Choptank Transport at 800-568-2240 or visit