A Unique Employee Experience: Shipping Container Tailgate Zone

Posted August 31, 2016

Green Bay, Wis., August 29, 2016– Contract Transport Services (CTS), LLC, a trucking company headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin has introduced a new level of employee recognition. CTS believes strongly in recognizing their employees for their contributions to the company and CTS President, Curt Reitz, wanted to go the extra mile to show appreciation.  The result is a shipping container repurposed into a portable CTS Tailgate zone.

“This will offer more of our drivers an opportunity to be involved in the Packers Game Day experience with us. We currently have a suite for all of our drivers and we were looking for a way to involve more of them on game days.  This will allow us all to be able to interact on a more personal level with our employees, and whenever we can do that,  we make our company that much stronger.  Bottom line, we are a unique company in what we do and what we offer our drivers.  We are focused on providing our drivers a different experience than what is common in the industry.  Our drivers are home daily and we are providing our employees a unique experience. I believe this container falls right in line with that belief and direction of the company,” says Reitz.

The shipping container was built over a 6-month period from idea to completion and is the first of its kind to be permanently mounted on a 36-foot trailer, making it completely portable.  “We wanted to be able to interact more with our offsite drivers in Wausau and Milwaukee where we have seen an incredible amount of growth over the past year. We do a variety of driver recognition events locally and with this container, we can take these functions to our drivers at these offsite locations as well,” says Reitz.

The container includes a 112 square foot fold down deck with custom CTS pub tables and Kenworth and Peterbilt bar stools.  The upper deck has a putting green with logoed safety glass around the perimeter. The interior of the container holds a 7 foot long bar with tap handles made from gear shifters and has two TV’s including a 60” TV behind the bar with complete audio surround sound. The ceiling above the bar has a Freightliner semi grille rebuilt into a light fixture with LED lighting.

“We wanted to add as much trucking industry customization as possible to the unit.  That way, when our drivers are using it, they feel the connection between their hours in the truck cab and being provided unique opportunities like this.  The trucking industry needs more drivers and we are doing everything we can to make sure our drivers know we appreciate them,” adds Reitz. The decor of the unit is made from pallet wood and diamond plate metal as these two materials are often found on the loading docks of CTS customers.  Logos and materials from industry brands, such as Kenworth, Peterbilt and Cummins can be found throughout the unit and the exterior is painted in CTS Green and brandishes the CTS Strong stamp.

The CTS Tailgate Zone will be parked outside Green Bay Distillery before every Packers home game through October and at other select CTS functions.  To schedule a tour of the unit, contact Curt Reitz 920-436-7910 Ext. 116 or email at creitz@ctsgb.com.

About CTS:

Contract Transport Services, established in 1985 and headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., is a leader in providing dedicated and Midwest regional transportation services to many Midwest Fortune 500 companies. In addition to our strong customer base, CTS is a local career partner for over 175 CDL Class-A trucking professionals.

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