Hight Logistics, Inc is a small family owned business located in Long Beach, CA that has grown over the last decade to include 50 trucks and warehousing. We specialize in port drayage services from the ports of Long Beach/Los Angeles throughout California.
In addition, we provide drayage service to Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. We also serve the Union Pacific and the BNSF rail yards.
Other services include: Warehousing, Transloads, Cross Dock, Tri-axle Fleet, Over the Road and Container Storage.
To provide exceptional service to all of our clients. To use good judgement when handling the valuable merchandise of our customers, in order to avoid interruptions to their supply chain and business goals. Most importantly, to be honest, to use integrity, to be trustworthy, to be flexible with changing needs and to demonstrate commitment.
No container will be left behind!
The Story Behind Hight Logistics
“I’ve been expecting you.” These were some of the first words spoken to me by Mr. James ‘Jay’ Hight upon my arrival to Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, Virginia. I still remember the day like it was yesterday. It was a warm and rainy summer day filled with green lawns, trees and brick buildings, which all were stark differences from the inner city of south Los Angeles, CA.
During my time at Virginia Episcopal School, Mr. Hight was my freshman year English teacher, an advisor, a proofreader for my English papers, a person I could joke with, but most importantly, he was a sincere friend. He taught me the importance of writing ‘Thank you’ cards to parents who hosted me at their homes or to people who did something kind like take me out to dinner. It seemed like such a simple thing to do back then, but now I realize the importance of that simple act and the power to thank someone for their time, energy, and generosity through a written note.
It was because of Mr. Hight that I was able to attend my first Broadway show in New York City and see Phantom of the Opera in person. I also got to visit Princeton University because he felt that it was important that I visit a friend who had attended the same high school and see such an iconic educational institution in the USA. Little did I know, but Mr. Hight was expanding my awareness of the arts, culture, and exposing me to other parts of the country. Even after I left high school, he continued his cultural education by taking me to his hometown of Lexington, Virginia to learn of Confederate leaders such as Robert E. Lee, his horse Traveller and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. He opened my understanding and awareness to the American Civil War that took place in many parts of Virginia, which is an event that I knew nothing or maybe very little about having been raised in Los Angeles.
Mr. Hight and I stayed connected, for the most part, by writing letters or emails throughout my summer breaks in high school, my college years, my first years back in California, and through a few short visits to Virginia. Mr. Hight developed cancer and died on April 26, 2013. He was laid to rest in his hometown of Lexington, Virginia on May 2, 2013. He is truly missed by many. I miss his humor, our talks, and our friendship, but his legacy lives on and he is very much alive in my heart. It is for this reason that Hight Logistics Inc. was established as a business name. This was one of the ways that a man of grace, compassion and love could be remembered in history.
Thank you for taking the time to read about Mr. James Hight and learning how his impact on my life led to the name of our company, Hight Logistics Inc. I am honored to know him, and it gives me joy that Hight Logistics and its team of staff can be of service to you, just as Mr. Hight was of service to others in his lifetime here on earth.