Employee Spotlight - Trevor

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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 Trevor to the Salt Lake City team in October 2015 as the first dedicated Parcel LTL account manager. He now serves as a Senior Account Manager (SAM) for the division. Learn more about Trevor and his experience at England Logistics!

 

What brought you to England Logistics?

Truthfully, it’s a crazy story. I found out my boss at my previous job was quitting and going to England Logistics. I had heard good things about C.R. England, so I asked him more about it. He asked what I’m looking to do with my career and said he would put in a good word for me at EL. Now I’m here. It was just destiny I guess.

 

How is England Logistics different than other companies you’ve worked for?

The culture here is definitely stronger. You get a very friendly and pro-employee vibe from upper management. They celebrate and appreciate their employees. I came from the hotel industry and the relationships there are very dry, whereas at EL everyone’s open and willing to help.

 

What has been your most memorable moment at England Logistics?

My most memorable moment was probably hitting SAM and landing my biggest account. I was able to start working with a customer when they were first starting out, and now they’re celebrating reaching their highest volume yet. Getting SAM was also memorable because I proved that it can be done in the Parcel division. I feel like this achievement paved the road for future account managers.

 

ThailandWhich EL core value in COACH Team (Career, Open communication, Accountability, Celebration, Hard work, Team) means the most to you and why?

Team is probably my favorite core value because I’ve gotten so much support from account managers throughout the company. It’s a very friendly group. I like that I work with my friends every day.

 

How does the 2019 theme “Team Up” match your own passions?

When thinking about team in regards to my personal life, working on cars with my father and grandfather is where it shows through best. My grandfather is 79 years old, so working is a lot harder for him than it once was. As my father and I help him, we also contribute our own strengths and weaknesses to the project. Just like any team, you are only as good as those around you. As long as you have a supporting team, you can lean on them for support and succeed.

 

Do you have any advice for new or potential EL employees?

Don’t get down on yourself and don’t get frustrated if you’re not seeing instant success. That’s a tough one. I see a lot of account managers and business development managers come in and get frustrated because they’re seeing their co-workers’ numbers. Find your own way to be successful and focus on something that you’re passionate about. I decided to switch my business into something that I can have a conversation around. Find an industry that excites you and that you can have a conversation about with the customer. Those customers stay with you if you build that relationship with them.

 

What’s your favorite work snack?

Yogurt and granola.

Utah skiing

What do you do for fun? 

I love being outdoors, especially to ski. I also love to travel and I’m a major grease monkey. Between my dad and I, we have about 12 cars. I have a ‘71 Porsche 914 that I worked on with my grandpa. Right now, my dad and I are working on an ‘87 Volkswagen camper van.

 

What’s your favorite show to binge watch?

As terrible as it sounds, my girlfriend and I really like murder mystery shows like “Disappeared.” I also like anything car related like Hot Rod TV’s “Roadkill.”

 

What’s your favorite/dream vacation spot?

My girlfriend and I are really hoping to go to Spain next year.

Portland, Oregon

 

What inspires you?

Both of my grandfathers and their stories continually inspire me. I won’t go into detail, but each story is very unique and humbling. All of the cards were stacked against them, both in very different ways, but they refused to let that define them. Ultimately, they both became successful in their own rights.

 

What is your greatest achievement?

My greatest achievement was probably getting my bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah. I worked full-time and went to school full-time to become the second person since one of my grandfathers to get a degree.

 

What keyword or motto do you live by?

Take care of the little things and the big things will take care of themselves. My high school football coach preached that idea over and over, and it really stuck with me.

 

What’s your favorite training program?

I really appreciate my one-on-one meetings with my managers. They’re very helpful in outlining my goals and sales strategies.

 

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Interested in working with Trevor and the rest of our amazing team? Visit the careers page for current opportunities at England Logistics!