( Courtesy Choptank Transport )

Third-party logistics company Choptank Transport, Preston, Md., has promoted Jason Howard to data scientist on its business intelligence team.

He joined Choptank in April as a data scientist.

“At Choptank, there is an emphasis on keeping up with the latest industry technology while creating new and better products for data analysis and fast dissemination,” according to the release. “As a result, the company created a data scientist position to assist the business intelligence team with meeting these goals.”

As a trained scientist, Howard has a background in research, experimental design, data mining and statistics.

“We’re collecting tons and tons of data, but maybe not leveraging all of it to its fullest potential,” he said in the release. “There is a lot of information that could help us build better customer and carrier relationships, as well as helping internal communication. To take advantage of that data, we first must fully understand it.”

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