AFS Logistics

Why AFS Logistics IS A MOST LOVED WORKPLACE®

Systemic Collaboration

EMPLOYEES COLLABORATE THROUGHOUT OUR COMPANY BY …

At AFS, the atmosphere is highly collaborative. Our team members foster relationships with each other, which enables them to work seamlessly, communicate across departments, and tackle any challenges together. To enhance our productivity and collaboration, we utilize diverse project planning and collaboration tools.

Positive Vision of the Future

EMPLOYEES AT OUR COMPANY HAVE A POSITIVE VISION FOR THE FUTURE BECAUSE …

At AFS, we place a high value on ethics, which includes transparency and open communication. Our CEO, Tom Nightingale, regularly shares personal video messages with all team members every quarter. In these updates, he provides information about how AFS has performed throughout the year and according to our plans. This open communication helps our team members maintain a realistic and positive outlook on the future of our company.

Company Respect

WE SHOW RESPECT AND ENSURE THAT ALL VOICES ARE HEARD AND IDEAS ARE VALUED THROUGHOUT THE COMPANY BY …

Creating a respectful culture within an organization is key, and it starts with its leadership team. Our CEO is an exemplary leader who values and empathizes with his team. He personally reaches out to each team member on their birthday and work anniversary to show gratitude for their contributions to AFS, setting him apart from others. He is also highly accessible, creating an environment where anyone can schedule a meeting with him, and he always honors the request. He expects all executives to be just as available for their team members. At AFS, all executive and senior leaders are committed to helping each person succeed. We value every team member’s input and encourage them to share innovative ideas. AFS values the input of every individual and encourages them to play an active role in maintaining a positive work environment. We recognize that a workplace culture that promotes respect and support is just as important as providing a competitive compensation package.

Company Support / Killer Outcomes

WE SUPPORT OUR EMPLOYEES IN ACHIEVING THEIR PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL GOALS BY …

At AFS, we demonstrate our care for teammates by investing in their development and career growth through internal promotions. In the last two years, we have promoted around 15% of our teammates annually, almost twice the national average for our company size and industry. To ensure a smooth transition into their new role, we assign new managers a mentor to assist with their developmental needs. Furthermore, each promoted person receives a personalized letter from our CEO, and a phone call to discuss their new role and what they can contribute. In addition, we give them a leadership book to encourage high-level thinking, as well as a gift basket sent to their home. As a cute gesture, we also send signed boomerangs from our CEO to all teammates who return to AFS after leaving.

Alignment of Values

OUR COMPANY’S VALUES ARE ALIGNED WITH OUR EMPLOYEES BECAUSE …

At AFS, our core values are Ethics, Engagement, and Excellence. We don’t just put these values on a plaque, but we integrate them in everything we do. Our hiring process is intentional, ensuring that every member of the AFS family naturally embodies these values. We hold each other accountable and trust our leaders. We celebrate each other’s successes and build relationships through intentional bonding time. Our perspective on Excellence is unique – we strive to do our best and give our best, rather than aiming for perfection.

Company Practices / Love

PROGRAMS AND PRACTICES WE GIVE TO OUR EMPLOYEES THAT CREATE A LOVED WORKPLACE ARE …

Our company has implemented several programs to show appreciation and support for our teammates. One such program is GrAttitude, which stands for Gratitude and Attitude. Every month, each teammate is rewarded with a bank of points to recognize and appreciate their colleagues who demonstrate our Core Values. Points can be given to teammates on their birthdays, milestone anniversaries, or to recognize them for going above and beyond.
In addition to GrAttitude, we have established a Culture Council Board which comprises of teammates from all locations and departments. The council was created to foster a sense of unity and collaboration across the organization. These individuals are positive, engaging, fun, confidential, and always willing to go the extra mile for their colleagues. They ensure that we have events planned in different locations and work on ways to improve team engagement. The Culture Council also supports new hires in integrating into the company.

CEO Strengths

OUR CEO SERVES AS A MODEL OF OUR COMPANY VALUES BY …

Effective leadership is crucial to the success of any organization. At AFS, our CEO Tom Nightingale is a great example of a servant-leader who models the behaviors he expects from his team. Tom plays a key role in creating and maintaining a positive and healthy work culture at AFS. He expects all team members to give their best and do their best, no matter what. Our executives share the same level of leadership and commitment to our team, and they model our core values of ethics, engagement, and excellence.
We place a significant emphasis on ensuring the success of our new team members. Every executive and senior leader at AFS is committed to doing whatever we can to help each person succeed. After all, when our team members succeed, our executives, company, and clients succeed as well.

Benefits

EXAMPLES OF UNIQUE BENEFITS, BONUS, OR COMPENSATION WE PROVIDE ARE …

Our company provides an exciting opportunity known as the AFS’ Career Accelerator Scholarship Program. This program is designed to help aspiring high school students pursue a career in logistics by offering them tuition assistance, full-time work experience, and mentorship. The scholarship recipient receives financial aid for two courses per semester, including tuition, book, and lab payments, covered by AFS. They also gain valuable experience working as an entry-level account coordinator with AFS Logistics and learning from experienced professionals.
This program invests in the success of our future logistics professionals and our business’s success. The logistics industry and our company are poised for significant growth, and it is essential to create awareness of the opportunities that logistics can offer and foster the next generation of business professionals.

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About the Company

Founded in 1982 on the values of ethics, engagement and excellence, AFS is one of the most experienced supply chain consultants in the industry. Employing a team of more than 380 logistics professionals in eight major locations across the U.S. and Canada, we bring a lifetime of experience that enables over 1,800 clients across more than 35 countries to drive sustained savings and operational improvements in increasingly competitive and connected markets. As a non-asset based and non-asset biased third-party-logistics provider, AFS offers a range of logistics services, featuring freight and parcel audit, parcel cost management, LTL cost management and transportation management, which includes freight brokerage and freight forwarding. AFS is regularly part of the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies and has been named a Top Company for Women to Work for in Transportation by Women in Trucking. To learn more, visit www.afs.net.

Company Headquarters

Headquarters location:

AFS Logistics, LLC
670 Emberwood Dr.
Shreveport, LA 71106

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Industry:

Transportation/Trucking/Railroad


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Company CEO's name:

Tom Nightingale

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Number of employees:

0 - 1000