The England Logistics team is made up of focused, committed and downright delightful individuals. As one of the nation’s top freight brokerage firms, our success and reputation are due to the unique skills and personalities that each member of our team contributes. To help you get to know the people behind England Logistics, we are highlighting an employee each month and sharing their story.
England Logistics welcomed Marshall to the Dry LTL team as an account manager in August of 2016. He currently serves as a Logistics Coach on the team. Learn more about Marshall and his experience at England Logistics!
What brought you to England Logistics?
I had a family friend that had heard of it and told me to apply. So, I reached out to Adam as soon as I graduated college.
How is England Logistics different than other companies you’ve worked for?
The focus on culture has definitely set England Logistics apart from other companies I’ve worked for. I’ve never worked for a company that stresses the core values to make sure every employee knows them. As a result, that really drives production and gets everyone on the same page.
What has been your most memorable moment at England Logistics?
The most memorable moment for me so far was when I finally reached senior account manager in the Dry LTL division. It took me multiple efforts to achieve it. It was a great moment for me when it finally happened.
Which EL core value in COACH Team (Career, Open communication, Accountability, Celebration, Hard work, Team) means the most to you and why?
All of the values mean a lot to me, and I could go on about any one of them, but the one that stands out the most to me is open communication. To open the door to the rest of the COACH Team values, it’s important to be able to talk to managers and other employees openly. Using open communication has helped me to build the relationships that have helped me succeed at England Logistics.
How does the 2019 theme “Team Up” match your own passions?
I’ve always been a big sports person and part of a team in some way. “Team Up” matches directly with who I am and what I care about. I love being part of a culture that rallies around each other and allows me to help others while learning what I can do to become better.
You took it upon yourself to raise donations for those affected by the cyclone that hit Mozambique in March 2019. Why did this cause stand out to you?
I lived in Mozambique for two years of my life from 19-21 years of age. Beira, the city that was directly hit by the cyclone, was a city that I lived in for eight months or so. I built many friendships and have long-lasting relationships with many of the people that have now been left without homes. I worked closely with an organization while I was there that was based out of Beira. Friends and colleagues helped me to raise money for that organization by purchasing amazing cookies that my wife baked. Their donations went directly towards starting the rebuild process and getting as much food and water as possible to those impacted. It was a terribly sad situation. I have yet to hear from many of the people I know over there to find out if their homes were destroyed, if they have any food or water, or if they are even alive.
Do you have any advice for new or potential EL employees?
My biggest advice I could give is that your attitude and effort are the two things that will drive your success. If you are able to roll with the punches and come in every morning with the drive to succeed, you will have success. Take ownership for the tasks you need to complete and be happy about it! Success will follow.
What’s your favorite work snack?
That’s a tough one. I like jerky and get it as often as I can. If not, trail mix is my next favorite.
What do you do for fun?
Ride horses. I’ve been training horses for a few years now. One of my favorite places in the world is on the back of a horse. I have some friends that run cows and own ranches, so using my horses for cow work is my all-time favorite thing to do.
What’s your favorite show to binge watch?
I’m a sucker for short episode comedies. I can’t limit it to just one. I’ve always liked watching “Friends,” and “Rules of Engagement” makes me laugh. For serious shows, “Longmire” is probably my favorite.
What’s your favorite/dream vacation spot?
Once again, it’s hard to limit it to one. I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii, so that would be fun. Out of the places I’ve been, Lake Powell is always awesome and someplace that I love to visit with the family. There’s a place in Wyoming called Thorofare up near Jackson Hole that we take our horses to, which is definitely my other favorite.
What inspires you?
This is probably the toughest question to answer. There are several things that inspire me, but if I were to limit it to just one, it’s my amazing family. They are the ones that make me want to be the best person I can be.
What is your greatest achievement?
It’s kind of a cheesy answer, but so far my greatest achievement has been being a husband to my amazing wife and a father to our two kids. If they are proud of me, that’s the best achievement I can attain.
What keyword or motto do you live by?
WIN: What’s Important Now.
What’s your favorite training program at EL?
Interested in working with Marshall and the rest of our amazing team? Visit the careers page for current opportunities at England Logistics!