Employee Recognition

Our employees help us succeed in our mission to provide a customer-focused, end-to-end experience that drives results. It’s why we are proud to recognize those within our organization who go above and beyond in their day-to-day duties, as well as those who have shown a dedication to stewardship.

Extra Mile Awards

This award is given to individuals who demonstrate a daily commitment to our values and have gone above and beyond their job duties. The winners are nominated by their fellow employees and selected by a committee.

The Fred R. Sasser Stewardship Award

In honor of Fred’s legacy, this award recognizes a specific action or impact by an employee or team that has or is expected to have lasting results that will help to preserve, protect, or enhance our culture, organization, customers, or communities. Like our Extra Mile Awards, winners are nominated by their fellow employees and selected by a committee.

Industry Recognition

Awards alone do not define us as an organization; however, we believe they are the result of the values we bring to work every day.  

Equipment Leasing & Finance Association’s (ELFA’s) Operations & Technology Excellence Award

Chicago Freight Car Leasing and Sasser IT received this award in 2021 for developing and implementing Rail360, a web-based application to provide a 360-degree view of a railcar.  

MARTS Railcar Safety Innovation of the Year Award

CF Rail Services received this award in 2018 for its approach to quality, safety, and the environment.

Private Company Board Award

Sasser Family Holdings’ board of directors was recognized in 2018 by Private Company Director, Directors and Boards and Family Business, an organization focused on promoting good governance of family and privately held organizations.

Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

Fred R. Sasser, our past CEO, was selected as a 2018 finalist to receive the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award, the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs.

Loyola Family Business of the Year Award

Sasser Family Companies received this award in 2014 for our positive family business linkage, contributions to industry and community, and innovative business practices and strategies.