Choptank Transport, Preston, Md., is expanding their network with two new offices in Tampa, Fla. and Dallas, to open before the end of the year.

Choptank plans to open the Tampa location Nov. 1 with Scott Jarrett leading the office. Jarrett has worked at Choptank’s headquarters since 2011 as the corporate recruiter and trainer.

“Growth into the Southeast, and in particular Florida, will allow us to deepen our relationships across all aspects of our logistics operation,” said Jarrett.

The Dallas office is planned to open in December with general manager Grant Lehman. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business from Iowa State University, Lehman was recruited by CH Robinson where he worked in various positions like key account manager, Midwest zone leader and strategic account manager.

“Dallas-Fort Worth is the fourth-largest market in the U.S., while the state of Texas has a GDP similar to the countries of Australia and Spain,” Lehman said. “This makes it an ideal location for Choptank Transport to expand and open up shop.”