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Allen Lund Company Announces Corporate Promotions

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By Allen Lund Company

La Cañada Flintridge Calif. –Allen Lund Company has announced the promotion to vice president of three current office managers. These promotions include Bob Rose (in photo), manager ALC San Francisco promoted to vice president produce sales, who will report to ALC President, Eddie Lund; Tracey Lewin, manager ALC Los Angeles now vice president brokerage operations and Lenny Sciarappa, manager ALC Boston also promoted to vice president brokerage operations. Lewin and Sciarappa will both report to Executive Vice President, Jim McGuire.

“The Allen Lund Company has made changes to the organization, elevating current vice presidents to executive vice president status,” stated Eddie Lund, president of the company, adding “this gave us the ability to promote three very successful managers to vice president positions. Both Tracey and Lenny will oversee brokerage operations which will enable them to mentor offices and provide additional leadership. Bob will work with specific ALC produce customers and continue to focus on the development of larger accounts.”

“I look forward to working with even more ALC people along with some of the best customers in the produce industry,” stated Bob Rose, “In my 33 years with the company, I’ve had the good fortune to work with and witness many market changes, technology innovations, and forward thinkers. I thank the leadership team for giving me this opportunity.”

“Joining the Allen Lund Company 23 years ago was one of the best decisions in my career. After meeting Allen, it was clear that this was a high integrity company, and that people that worked within the organization were a true extension of his family,” Lenny Sciarappa stated. “I am honored and thankful to the executive team who gave me this opportunity.”

Tracey Lewin added, “The day I landed at the Allen Lund Company over 30 years ago, was the beginning of some of the most rewarding parts of my life, to date, both personally and professionally. I discovered not only a second family at ALC but a sense of purpose and drive that was consistently met with trust and opportunity.”

About Allen Lund Company:

Specializing as a national third-party transportation broker with nationwide offices and over 500 employees, the Allen Lund Company works with shippers and carriers across the nation to arrange dry, refrigerated (specializing in produce), and flatbed freight; additionally, the Allen Lund Company has a logistics and software division, ALC Logistics, and an International Division licensed by the FMC as an OTI-NVOCC #019872NF. If you are interested in joining the Allen Lund Company team, please click here.  

Established in 1976, the Allen Lund Company was recognized by Logistics Tech Outlook for our software division ALC Logistics as a 2018 Top 10 Freight Management Solution Providers, 2018 Food Logistics’ Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list, 2017 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Top 100, 2017 Food Logistics 100+ Top Software and Tech Provider, a 2016 Top IT Provider by Inbound Logistics, 2015 Coca-Cola Challenger Carrier of the Year, 2015 Top Private Company in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal, 2015 Top 100+ Software and Technology Providers, 2015 Top 100 Logistics IT Provider by Inbound Logistics, a 2014 Great Supply Chain Partner, and was placed in Transport Topics’ “2014 Top 25 Freight Brokerage Firms.” The company manages over 365,000 loads annually, and received the 2013 “Best in Cargo Security Award.” In 2011, the company received the TIA 3PL Samaritan Award, and NASTC (National Association of Small Trucking Companies) named Allen Lund Company the 2010 Best Broker of the Year. More information is available at www.allenlund.com.

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Allen Lund Company Announces Record Produce Donations

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La Cañada Flintridge Calif. – Concluding its 15th year in participation, Allen Lund Company announces record produce donations for the 2018 Navidad en el Barrio event. Navidad en el Barrio, which was established in 1972 by Danny Villanueva, former NFL kicker, continues their mission to provide a healthy Christmas dinner to the most underserved families in Southern California.

“2018 was a remarkable year for Navidad en el Barrio,” states Nora Trueblood, MarCom Director for ALC, “we had growers from Texas, Idaho, Washington, and California participate this year, which translated to four full truckloads of fresh produce. We were able to provide an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables to every family, which does not happen every year.”

“What made this year especially wonderful was the new growers, many of whom we met at PMA Fresh Summit, that were first-time donors to this program,” continued Trueblood. “From potatoes, and carrots to citrus, apples, pumpkins, mixed greens, and avocados, every family had fresh items in their dinner baskets.”  The fresh items are added to a basket which includes staples featuring rice, tortillas, water, pasta, tomato sauce, beans, and fresh chicken.

ALC provided the coordination of donated product as well as the logistical support of moving produce from Texas, Idaho, Washington, and in-state California to the warehouse for distribution on December 15, 2018.  ALC contract carriers, Wanship and Chevez Express stepped in and donated their time and equipment to assist in this year’s Navidad en el Barrio event.

2018 donors included: Rainer Fruit, Bonipak Produce, Wada Farms, Grimmway, Cacique, Inc., Coca-Cola Refreshments, Faribault Foods, Mother’s Nutritional Center, Northgate Supermarkets, Wonderful Citrus, Mission Produce, Garofalo Pasta/Advantage Solutions, El Dorado Growers, Naturipe, J & D Produce, Gem-Pack Berries, Sage Fruit Company, Novamex, and American Fresh Produce.

About Allen Lund Company:

Specializing as a national third-party transportation broker with nationwide offices and over 500 employees, the Allen Lund Company works with shippers and carriers across the nation to arrange dry, refrigerated (specializing in produce), and flatbed freight; additionally, the Allen Lund Company has a logistics and software division, ALC Logistics, and an International Division licensed by the FMC as an OTI-NVOCC #019872NF. If you are interested in joining the Allen Lund Company team, please click here.  

Established in 1976, the Allen Lund Company was recognized by Logistics Tech Outlook for our software division ALC Logistics as a 2018 Top 10 Freight Management Solution Providers, 2018 Food Logistics’ Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list, 2017 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Top 100, 2017 Food Logistics 100+ Top Software and Tech Provider, a 2016 Top IT Provider by Inbound Logistics, 2015 Coca-Cola Challenger Carrier of the Year, 2015 Top Private Company in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal, 2015 Top 100+ Software and Technology Providers, 2015 Top 100 Logistics IT Provider by Inbound Logistics, a 2014 Great Supply Chain Partner, and was placed in Transport Topics’ “2014 Top 25 Freight Brokerage Firms.” The company manages over 365,000 loads annually, and received the 2013 “Best in Cargo Security Award.” In 2011, the company received the TIA 3PL Samaritan Award, and NASTC (National Association of Small Trucking Companies) named Allen Lund Company the 2010 Best Broker of the Year. More information is available at www.allenlund.com.

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Allen Lund Company Welcomes Another Year of Giving with Navidad En El Barrio

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La Cañada Flintridge Calif. – Since 2004, the Allen Lund Company has participated in Navidad en el Barrio. Over 75,000 people are served annually through the efforts of Navidad, which was established in 1972 by Danny Villanueva, former NFL kicker. “It is overwhelming to watch and read about the increasing homelessness in Southern California. The efforts of Navidad en el Barrio makes a small dent in the assistance to the most under-served families,” said Nora Trueblood, Director of Marketing at the Allen Lund Company.

Kenny Lund, Vice President adds, “My mom and dad instilled in us the value and importance of giving back and we as a company completely embrace that concept. Navidad en el Barrio is such an important effort and one that we are able to actually see the impact, by participating in the distribution of the dinners and meeting the grateful families. We plan to continue our commitment to Navidad en el Barrio for years to come.”

Navidad accepts and utilizes donations to assemble food baskets containing chicken, cheese, canned goods and various produce items for a hearty and healthy family holiday meal. ALC provides logistical support as well as produce donated by customers. The process of organizing donations of perishable products or food items from growers/shippers for the annual holiday food baskets has already started.

ALC is reaching out to shippers in the Western U.S. that often ship items which could be used to complete a meal for these families’ Christmas dinner. The logistics and transportation of the donations during the week of December 10-15, 2018 will be provided by the Allen Lund Company with meals being delivered on Saturday, December 15th. Donations are delivered via ALC to a warehouse location in Los Angeles and then delivered to agencies throughout Southern California for distribution to families. All donations must be usable beyond the date of distribution.

About Allen Lund Company:

Specializing as a national third-party transportation broker with nationwide offices and over 500 employees, the Allen Lund Company works with shippers and carriers across the nation to arrange dry, refrigerated (specializing in produce), and flatbed freight; additionally, the Allen Lund Company has a logistics and software division, ALC Logistics, and an International Division licensed by the FMC as an OTI-NVOCC #019872NF. If you are interested in joining the Allen Lund Company team, please click here.

Established in 1976, the Allen Lund Company was recognized by Logistics Tech Outlook for our software division ALC Logistics as a 2018 Top 10 Freight Management Solution Providers, 2018 Food Logistics’ Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list, 2017 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Top 100, 2017 Food Logistics 100+ Top Software and Tech Provider, a 2016 Top IT Provider by Inbound Logistics, 2015 Coca-Cola Challenger Carrier of the Year, 2015 Top Private Company in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal, 2015 Top 100+ Software and Technology Providers, 2015 Top 100 Logistics IT Provider by Inbound Logistics, a 2014 Great Supply Chain Partner, and was placed in Transport Topics’ “2014 Top 25 Freight Brokerage Firms.” The company manages over 365,000 loads annually, and received the 2013 “Best in Cargo Security Award.” In 2011, the company received the TIA 3PL Samaritan Award, and NASTC (National Association of Small Trucking Companies) named Allen Lund Company the 2010 Best Broker of the Year. More information is available at www.allenlund.com.

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ALC Logistics Announces Alchemy Brand

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La Cañada Flintridge Calif.: ALC Logistics, the software and LTL division of the Allen Lund Company has announced the consolidation of it’s full TMS offering, under the Alchemy brand.  It is a software and transportation solution for the shipping industry, with a focus on perishable freight.  ALC has been committed to the development of their TMS solution for years.  Under the guidance of CIO, Chetan Tandon, the product offering is especially geared to the produce and perishable industry, however, it also offers options to shippers of all sizes and commodities. “From the time I began my career with Allen Lund Company, I found that they were always forward thinking with regard to technology. We’ve recognized the need for automation in this industry and I’ve had the privilege to develop our software, Alchemy, to support our customers’ specific needs,” stated Chetan.  “We are consistently working on new features to make our customers business run as smoothly as possible.”

Alchemy incorporates shipper and carrier modules, freight audit and spot pricing options, load tendering, yard management, business intelligence reporting, and the most recent addition to Alchemy, dock scheduling. The evolution of the TMS through ALC Logistics now sets the standard for software solutions.

From Kenny Lund, VP ALC Logistics, “I am so pleased that we have a new name for our mature and stable transportation systems offering.  We have earned our reputation with our customers as a premier provider of software and expertise to help them move billions of dollars’ worth of freight supported by systems that give more visibility and cost controls.  We want the Alchemy brand to represent the standard for high quality, adaptable transportation solutions.”

About ALC Logistics:

ALC Logistics has been providing transportation software solutions to shippers since 1994. Operating under the Allen Lund Company, LLC umbrella, ALC Logistics is a separate business entity located in Charlotte, NC.

About Allen Lund Company:

Specializing as a national third-party transportation broker with nationwide offices and over 470 employees, the Allen Lund Company works with shippers and carriers across the nation to arrange dry, refrigerated (specializing in produce), and flatbed freight; additionally, the Allen Lund Company has a logistics and software division, ALC Logistics, and an International Division licensed by the FMC as an OTI-NVOCC #019872NF.  If you are interested in joining the Allen Lund Company team, please click here.

Established in 1976, the Allen Lund Company was selected as the 2017 Supply & Demand Chain Executive, 2017 Food Logistics 100+ Top Software and Tech Provider, a 2016 Top IT Provider by Inbound Logistics, 2015 Coca-Cola Challenger Carrier of the Year, 2015 Top Private Company in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal, 2015 Top 100+ Software and Technology Providers, 2015 Top 100 Logistics IT Provider by Inbound Logistics, a 2014 Great Supply Chain Partner, and was placed in Transport Topics’ “2014 Top 25 Freight Brokerage Firms.”  The company manages over 365,000 loads annually in 2015, and received the 2013 “Best in Cargo Security Award.”  In 2011 the company received the TIA 3PL Samaritan Award, and the NASTC (National Association of Small Trucking Companies) named Allen Lund Company the 2010 Best Broker of the Year. More information is available at www.allenlund.com.

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Allen Lund Company Announces Passing of President & CEO Allen Lund

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AllenLund1By Allen Lund Company

La Cañada Flintridge Calif. – With very heavy hearts the Allen Lund Company (ALC) announces the passing of their leader for the past 42 years, Mr. D. Allen Lund.

Just recently diagnosed with a very rare and fast moving cancer, Allen was surrounded by family and friends as he said his good byes.  Allen founded his company in 1976 and was able to see the company grow to a nationwide presence and leader in the transportation, logistics and software industries. In 2017, the company became a 500M force, which was one of Allen’s goals.

A true leader within the produce and transportation industries, Allen held multiple positions with important associations. While he was passionate about the produce industry, his true passions were family and faith.  More information about Allen and his many accomplishments will be forthcoming.

The funeral mass for Allen will be Saturday, April 14, 2018, 5:00 p.m., at the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels.

About Allen Lund Company:

Specializing as a national third-party transportation broker with nationwide offices and over 450 employees, the Allen Lund Company works with shippers and carriers across the nation to arrange dry, refrigerated (specializing in produce), and flatbed freight; additionally, the Allen Lund Company has a logistics and software division, ALC Logistics, and an International Division licensed by the FMC as an OTI-NVOCC #019872NF.  If you are interested in joining the Allen Lund Company team, please click here.

Established in 1976, the Allen Lund Company was selected as 2017 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, a 2016 Top IT Provider by Inbound Logistics, 2015 Coca-Cola Challenger Carrier of the Year, 2015 Top Private Company in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal, 2015 Top 100+ Software and Technology Providers, 2015 Top 100 Logistics IT Provider by Inbound Logistics, a 2014 Great Supply Chain Partner, and was placed in Transport Topics’ “2014 Top 25 Freight Brokerage Firms.”  The company managed over 310,000 shipments in 2015, and received the 2013 “Best in Cargo Security Award.”  In 2011 the company received the TIA 3PL Samaritan Award, and the NASTC (National Association of Small Trucking Companies) named Allen Lund Company the 2010 Best Broker of the Year.  More information is available at www.allenlund.com.

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Kenny Lund: “The FMCSA Has Been a Terrible Failure”; The Unintended Consequences of ELD, and More

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DSCN0274Everyone is talking about the ELD mandate that goes into effect this December or potentially delayed to Spring 2018. From my perspective, the discussion centers on who will be compliant and who will not. We should be talking about how this simply enforces the Hours of Service (HOS) and its inane “one size fits all” solution that is bad for the industry.

To determine safety based just on the number of hours a driver is on duty and not take into account miles driven, conditions, places to park, loading/unloading procedures, experience of the driver, cross-country vs local deliveries and a host of other variables leads to a system that is unfair to the small cross country drivers who need some relief from the “system”. Hours of Service needs to be changed and the ELD mandate will only make the faulty HOS that much worse.

The biggest flaw in this  system is drivers and carriers are compensated based on miles traveled, as almost every load booked has the revenue broken down into what the load pays per mile, but the compliance mechanism is based on HOURS in service. This will lead to drivers pushing harder to cover more miles in the allotted hours. This could lead to roads being less safe as drivers will be pushed to their limits.

But the regulators know better right? It turns out they do not. The FMCSA has been a terrible failure. The unintended consequences of their regulations have made the highways less safe. Just this past year highway deaths in crashes involving trucks have gone up 5.4%. This is a huge jump. After the FMCSA enacted their CSA safety program intended to make the highways safer, the steady decline of deaths on the highway per miles driven has reversed and we see a continual increase. CSA made a driver with 5 million miles in the driver seat but with some tickets or log book violations less valuable to a trucking company than a new driver with no violations. No consideration was made for the driver that had 5 million miles without an accident. The regulations made the driver with 5 million safe miles the enemy along with many of our best drivers in the industry.

Now the same situation is happening with ELDs. Experienced and safer drivers will leave the industry as they are displeased with the government regulators trying to control every little thing they do on the road. Less experienced drivers will push harder to “make their miles” based on the hours left on their ELDs. At a minimum, the ELD mandate should be delayed until HOS regulations are improved and more discretion is given to the professionals driving the trucks.

Ken Lund

VP, Support Operations

Allen Lund Company

 ken.lund.@allenlund.com

Kenny Lund  graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Business Administration and managed the refrigerated transportation division in Los Angeles for eight years, before shifting full time into managing the Information and Technology Department in 1997; becoming the Vice President of the department in 2002. In 2014 Kenny started working with the ALC Logistics division to sell the ALC Transportation Management System (TMS) to companies that manage refrigerated and dry transportation.

Reprinted from ALC’s Carrier Connection, October 19, 2007, Issue #164.

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Allen Lund Company’s Bob Rose: Stronger Rates, Truck Shortages and ELDs

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DSCN0280“Name me a city or a state and I will tell you trucks have been tight,” states Bob Rose of the Allen Lund Company LLC.

Rose should know.  He is the manager of the firm’s San Francisco office and has been with the transportation and logistics company 31 years.  Based in LaCanada, CA, Allen Lund Company has 34 offices nationwide, working with 21,000 trucking companies, providing it with a keen pulse of truck availability.

The last three quarters of 2017 rates have been stronger, reflecting increased demand for equipment.

Allen Lund Company moves about 90,000 loads a year with a significant portion of this being perishables.

Rose doesn’t expect truck availability to improve any the rest of the year, and points out holidays such as Thanksgiving (November 23rd) always means increased demand for fresh fruits and vegetables and refrigerated trucks.

The ethnic population in the U.S. also is a factor with higher volume and demand for equipment to deliver product for their holiday observances.

“Not everyone can haul produce,” says Rose, in reference to the extra demands and knowledge required of drivers hauling perishables.

He also expresses concerns over the looming electronic logging device (ELD) requirement mandate, which the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will begin phasing in December 18th unless it is delayed, as many hope.  Plans to start using out-of-service criteria connected with the ELD mandate begins April 1st.

While the large carriers and their trucking associations tend to support ELDs, owner operators and small fleets often view it as limiting their ability to provide superior service, increases their costs of operation, and being another rule limiting their freedom of choice as professional drivers.

“Not a lot of the large carriers are hauling produce,” observes Rose.  “Most of it is transported by owner operators and small trucking companies.”

He believes the tight truck supplies are resulting primarily due to the industry being at or near full capacity.

“We talk a lot about truck shortages, but with ELDs, we will feel it.  But no one yet knows how ELDs will be enforced,” Rose says.

As a result, he notes Allen Lund Company is looking for ways to reduce the costly delays too often found at loading and unloading docks.  They also are seeking improved routes for trucking since customers are maintaining lower inventories and want faster deliveries.

“I want to figure out how to pay drivers more so they can truck less and still support their families,” Rose concludes.

 

 

 

 

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Allen Lund Company Hosts a Christmas in July Toy Drive

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La Cañada Flintridge Calif. –  Allen Lund Company (ALC) is hosting a Christmas in July Toy Drive from July 5-31 in support of Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdPLA) in Downtown, Los Angeles. ALC invites the La Cañada Flintridge community to donate toys to provide a Christmas for the severely under served families of Los Angeles.

The Christmas in July Toy Drive, sponsored by SVdPLA, will benefit a multitude of families. To date only 200 toys have been donated to provide 2,000 recipients with gifts. In December, families will receive a donated food basket as well as toys and shoes for the children.

“This is our fourth year working with SVdPLA and every year we’ve not only accomplished our goals of providing meals and toys for families, but continued to increase participation from donors,” said Nora Trueblood, Director of Marketing at Allen Lund Company. “With the help of the community, we can give families the gift of Christmas this holiday season.”

We are in need of new and unwrapped toys for children between the ages of 3-17. Sports equipment is also recommended, especially for older children.

For more information, please call (818) 949 – 4505

About Allen Lund Company:

Specializing as a national third-party transportation broker with nationwide offices and over 450 employees, the Allen Lund Company works with shippers and carriers across the nation to arrange dry, refrigerated (specializing in produce), and flatbed freight; additionally, the Allen Lund Company has a logistics and software division, ALC Logistics, and an International Division licensed by the FMC as an OTI-NVOCC #019872NF.

Established in 1976, the Allen Lund Company was selected as the 2015 Coca-Cola Challenger Carrier of the Year, 2016 Top IT Provider by Inbound Logistics, 2015 Top Private Company in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal, 2015 Top 100+ Software and Technology Providers, 2015 Top 100 Logistics IT Provider by Inbound Logistics, a 2014 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, a 2014 Great Supply Chain Partner, and was placed in Transport Topics’ “2014 Top 25 Freight Brokerage Firms.”  The company managed over 310,000 shipments in 2015, and received the 2013 “Best in Cargo Security Award.”  In 2011 the company received the TIA 3PL Samaritan Award, and the NASTC (National Association of Small Trucking Companies) named Allen Lund Company the 2010 Best Broker of the Year.  More information is available at www.allenlund.com.

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Allen Lund Company Partners with Santos International

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La Cañada Flintridge Calif.:  Allen Lund Company and Santos International are pleased to announce a new company, TransKool Solutions.

This joint venture represents a pooling of expertise to establish a supply chain process for produce LTL services. Allen Lund Company is a national third-party transportation broker with nationwide offices working with shippers and carriers across the nation to arrange for dry, refrigerated (specializing in produce), and flatbed freight. Santos International is a leading international freight forwarding company specializing in warehousing and U.S. Customs brokerage services to industries across the U.S. and Mexico.

TransKool Solutions will provide premiere warehousing solutions optimized in LTL and FTL services, load consolidations and Customs brokerage. Managing operations will be Kristi Salinas, with support from both Allen Lund Company and Santos International.

Eddie Lund, Vice President of Sales and Branch Operations commented, “We are really excited about the joint venture with Santos International. We knew going in that we could both help our customers if we put together a warehouse solution in the valley. Once we met the Santos family it became an easy decision for us to go forward with the program. We have a similar culture and values and they provide us the expertise and local knowledge in McAllen that is essential. They are great people and we are lucky to be associated with them and we are already looking to expand our services.”

The new firm, TransKool Solution’s central office is located at:

802 Trinity Street, Mission, TX 78572, (956) 432-0000.

About Allen Lund Company:

Specializing as a national third-party transportation broker with nationwide offices and over 450 employees, the Allen Lund Company works with shippers and carriers across the nation to arrange dry, refrigerated (specializing in produce), and flatbed freight; additionally, the Allen Lund Company has a logistics and software division, ALC Logistics, and an International Division licensed by the FMC as an OTI-NVOCC #019872NF.  If you are interested in joining the Allen Lund Company team, please click here.

Established in 1976, the Allen Lund Company was selected as the 2015 Coca-Cola Challenger Carrier of the Year, 2016 Top IT Provider by Inbound Logistics, 2015 Top Private Company in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal, 2015 Top 100+ Software and Technology Providers, 2015 Top 100 Logistics IT Provider by Inbound Logistics, a 2014 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, a 2014 Great Supply Chain Partner, and was placed in Transport Topics’ “2014 Top 25 Freight Brokerage Firms.”  The company managed over 310,000 shipments in 2015, and received the 2013 “Best in Cargo Security Award.”  In 2011 the company received the TIA 3PL Samaritan Award, and the NASTC (National Association of Small Trucking Companies) named Allen Lund Company the 2010 Best Broker of the Year.  More information is available at www.allenlund.com.

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Allen Lund is Supporting Program for Needy Families

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La Cañada Flintridge Calif. – The Allen Lund Company (ALC) partnered with Navidad en el Barrio in its 11th consecutive year with joint efforts of a Toy Drive benefiting the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. This event is an addition to ALC’s ongoing goal of 40 Acts of Kindness in celebration of our 40th year in business. The event held on Saturday, December 17 was well attended with over 700 families in need. Families’ received toys, shoes and Christmas meals provided through Navidad en el Barrio.

“We are so blessed to be able to give back. To be at St. Vincent de Paul and meet with the families who are benefiting from the gifts provided by such a great team of caring people, leaves me at a loss for words.” stated Kenny Lund, VP Support Services, continuing “This is the third year ALC has partnered with SVDP, and I am confident this will continue to be an annual day of giving for ALC.”

ALC Denver, San Francisco, Portland, Los Angeles Dry/Reefer and Orlando offices were able to secure fresh produce and dry goods to be donated for the Christmas meals. Transportation was offered by ALC All Star carrier Wanship Enterprises.  A special thanks to Wada Farms, Grimmway Farms, Rainier Fruit Company, Garofalo Pasta, Dayka & Hackett, Wonderful Citrus, Mission Produce, Kagome USA, Penguin Foods and Taylor Farms. This year’s food donations included: carrots, potatoes, grapes, avocados, oranges, apples, mixed salad, spaghetti, chicken glaze, couscous, pancake mix and cornbread mix.

About Allen Lund Company:

Specializing as a national third-party transportation broker with nationwide offices and over 400 employees, the Allen Lund Company works with shippers and carriers across the nation to transport dry, refrigerated (specializing in produce), and flatbed freight; additionally, the Allen Lund Company has a logistics and software division, ALC Logistics, and an International Division licensed by the FMC as an OTI-NVOCC #019872NF.

Established in 1976, the Allen Lund Company was selected as the 2015 Coca-Cola Challenger Carrier of the Year, 2016 Top IT Provider by Inbound Logistics, 2015 Top Private Company in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal, 2015 Top 100+ Software and Technology Providers, 2015 Top 100 Logistics IT Provider by Inbound Logistics, a 2014 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, a 2014 Great Supply Chain Partner, and was placed in Transport Topics’ “2014 Top 25 Freight Brokerage Firms.”  The company managed over 310,000 shipments in 2015, and received the 2013 “Best in Cargo Security Award.”  In 2011 the company received the TIA 3PL Samaritan Award, and the NASTC (National Association of Small Trucking Companies) named Allen Lund Company the 2010 Best Broker of the Year.  More information is available at www.allenlund.com.

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