GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Best and Brightest revealed its list of honorees recognizing West Michigan’s 2023 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®. This award provides distinction to companies that strive for exceptional culture through dedication to their team members. Organizational best practices and employee benefits are all areas in which the companies are assessed. Fifth Wheel Freight was selected for this prestigious award along with 11 other West Michigan companies.
The acquisition of this award is due to FWF’s continued dedication to positioning itself as a top employer in the West Michigan area, along with recent additions to the leadership team. Zach Ramirez was promoted to Chief Revenue Officer, a role where he will closely collaborate with other dedicated members of FWF’s leadership team. “Zach’s dedication to our team is astounding,” says CEO of FWF Reese Van Heck. “He has ample experience leading throughout his years of executive experience and has mastered methods of accountability, catered to each team, which will lead FWF into the next phase of growth and refinement.”
The team sees this accolade as confirmation of their culture and strategy. They plan to continue focusing their efforts on developing an effective company strategy and growing their benefits. FWF has announced that they will take on the Buy/Sell business model, more widely known as the Chicago model, a framework familiar to the logistics and transportation industry. The growth and change are heavily supported by all members of FWF’s executive team. As the company is transitioning to a more effective business model, FWF is confident that its team is ready for high-level growth and development.
“This shift will generate success for our team,” says Ramirez. “FWF will continue to grow in its current values, all while fully supporting future growth through this new model. This rapid growth we have experienced will be fully supported by this model and by leadership. We are excited to retain top talent and open up the doors for more opportunities for future team members.”
FWF is a third-party logistics and transportation provider (3PL) that offers full-service logistics solutions across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. As a 3PL, FWF has the unique ability to deliver less than truckload (LTL) and full truckload (TL) shipping, intermodal, drayage, domestic, and international ground/air freight services. For more information about FWF, visit fwf.com or connect with us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Facebook.