August 8, 2015 Mark A. Yeager resigned his position as President and Chief Operating Officer of Hub Group. Mark will remain a member of Hub's Board of Directors. Though no reason for Mark's decision was given, it is rumored that he, having recently turned 50, is looking into joining the PGA's Champions Tour (LOL)!!! We wish Mark and his family all the best for whatever the future holds!
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are working on plans to increase the number of terminals requiring truck drivers to make appointments to pick up shipping containers. The nonprofit company, PierPass Inc., is in charge of the program. Its president, John Cushing, said Friday the objective is to smooth truck traffic patterns around Long Beach and San Pedro shipping terminals. If truck drivers have an appointment set to pick up a container, they may be able to make their run before long lines form outside terminal gates.
The terminals that already employ appointment systems are APM Terminals, Eagle Marine Services, West Basin Container Terminal, Seaside Transportation Services and Total Terminals International. The five terminals where PierPass plans to expand the appointment system in 2016 are Trapac, Long Beach Container Terminal, SSA Terminals (Long Beach), International Transportation Services and Pacific Maritime Services.