Jim is a 35-year veteran of the transportation industry. He began his career as a dock worker and eventually became a driver, dispatcher, safety director, General Manager, and is now President of Fore Transportation. Jim vision and drive resulted in what now is Fore Transportation. It all started with a 1 truck operation over 20 years ago to the 150 truck operation it is today. Jim and his team pride themselves on Fore’s commitment to customer service and Safety. Jim is always available to all of Fore’s customers at any time. Jim is actively involved in the following trade organizations:
- Previous Vice President of the Illinois Truckers Association
- Member of the Chicago Traffic Club
- Member of the Intermodal Association of Chicago
- Member of the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA)
- Co-Chairman of the Intermodal Freight Technology Working Group (IFTWG), a division of IANA
Jean joined the Fore team in 2004 as Corporate Controller. Her education includes a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana Institute of Technology and Masters in Accountancy from the University of South Carolina. Her professional experience has ranged from the Department of Defense to transportation.
Chicago Terminal Manager
Jeff Weber joined the Fore dispatch team in 2004. He had previously spent over 6 years as an independent commercial driver, during which time he developed a feel for what the needs of the customers are.When the opportunity to run the dispatch in the Chicago terminal arose, Jeff jumped at the chance and proved himself to be a natural at the position. Jeff keeps his knowledge from his “days behind the wheel” and applies it when working with the high volume of moves that happen on any given day. As CEO Jim Apa said: “Jeff runs the dispatch board like a symphony. He knows where every driver and every container is at all times and never misses a beat.”
Jeff is instrumental in ensuring that Fore’s drivers always deliver on time.
Darlene is a veteran of the trucking industry and has been with Fore Transportation since 2008. Her vast experience covers practically every facet of trucking – from local moves and LTL to international freight. Darlene brings a vast array of knowledge to the dispatch office. Her main duties involve her team in processing all the dispatch orders, customer service, and processing billing.