OAKLAND…FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE

Click on the video above for a quick review of the Port of Oakland’s strategic plan.  It is a good review of where they have been and how they are positioning themselves for a positive future. Even more information on growth here.

Pictured above are members of the Port Efficiency Task Force taken at last week’s meeting. Get out your magnifying glass to see if you can spot Richard Coyle and Karen Vellutini.

We have mentioned the Port Efficiency Task Force in past newsletters.  As a reminder, it is a group of stakeholders…cargo owners, motor carriers, ocean carriers, terminal operators, freight forwarders/customs brokers, labor, trade associations, railroads, etc…brought together to tackle and resolve issues hampering port productivity.  It is an active group and has been lauded for implementing many initiatives. Devine proudly participates.

 

A FUTURE IN TRUCKING

There is a campaign to lower the age in which a person can obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) from 21 to 18.  With the nationwide driver shortage continuing to mount, getting recent high school graduates into the trucking trade before they are lost to other industries is a good thing.  

 

In Northern California, Patterson High School recognizes the value of logistics. They not only have a logistics program at the school they are also offering a truck driving course.