Freep ranks Fifth Wheel Freight among top workplaces

Courtesy Fifth Wheel Freight

Fifth Wheel Freight landed on a list of “innovative, culture-focused” workplaces.

The Kentwood-based logistics service provider Fifth Wheel Freight (FWF) was on the 2021 Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces list published Sunday, Nov. 14.

This was the second straight year FWF received the honor.

“Our goal is to empower and equip our team members with the tools and benefits that allow them to find long-term personal and professional success,” said Nicholas Tazzioli, human resources director at FWF. “We want to promote an environment that helps both our team members and FWF succeed, whether it be the flexibility to work from home, paid time off to recharge and relax, or our strong push to get all team members enrolled in our 401(k) program.”

The Top Workplaces award is centered around employee feedback and recognizes organizations that embody characteristics including confidence in leadership, employee engagement, work flexibility, benefits and more. Top Workplaces requires companies to achieve a minimum response rate to be considered for the award, and winners are grouped based on the size of the organization.

FWF said it believes in making team members feel valued and trusted in the workplace by providing opportunities to engage in meaningful culture initiatives. Throughout the year, FWF holds fundraisers for West Michigan nonprofits that provide its team members with the opportunity to volunteer and give back to their community. FWF also plans events, such as bowling leagues and golf outings, to encourage team bonding and provides its employees with weekly and monthly recognition.

“Growing a top-tier company culture is an evolving mission of ours,” said Josh Brawley, COO of FWF. “This award honors our continued efforts, especially with the challenges over the past year, as our team strives to incorporate programs and initiatives that are people-focused.”

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