Living the American Dream
With $1,000 in his pocket, Allen Lund made the brave decision to start his own transportation brokerage company. It was 1976, when Allen Lund Company formally opened the first office in Los Angeles, adjacent to the produce market. Allen and his wife Kathie began what he referred to as “living the American dream.” As years went on the company continued to grow, opening offices across the country, and in 2017, ALC became a 500M company: one of Allen’s dreams.
Under Allen’s guidance, his sons, David, Kenny, and Eddie became more involved in the day-to-day operations, all promoted to vice presidents along the way. Each son has worked the brokerage desk and truly understands the business, inside and out. Additionally, son-in-law Steve Doerfler has risen through the ranks from broker to company CFO. Upon his passing in 2018, Allen left a financially sound and well organized company.
The company remains family-owned with President Eddie Lund, at the helm with the Chairman of the Board, David Lund, Executive Vice President, Kenny Lund, and son-in-law Steve Doerfler as company CFO, leading an executive team into the future.
We continue Allen Lund’s legacy by treating every team member and customer like family, and in return, foster authentic and reputable relationships, resulting in complete customer satisfaction. With these values being at the forefront of our company, in 2021 ALC hit a massive milestone reaching the $1 Billion revenue mark. This is so much more than a financial achievement, it’s proof that our team’s hard work, passion, and dedication has led us to where we are today, especially with the hurdles our industry faced due to the pandemic. ALC continues to grow through opening new offices, organic sales, and additional acquisitions.
ALC is grateful for their executive leaders and employees whose unwavering commitment to serving the industry and local communities has and will continue to flourish and grow exponentially.
The Lund Advantage
450,000 loads moved annually, with our specific expertise in perishable goods
ALC executives provide over 253 years of expertise in transportation, produce, and software development
A nationwide network of offices, strategically placed
The TIA awardee for the Samaritan Award and Code of Ethics
ALC’S Proprietary software to move your freight
Integrity, flexibility, and superior customer service
Allen Lund Company Mission Statement
Allen Lund Company is a national transportation brokerage firm whose business is to provide its customers with quality transportation service.
We recognize that profitable growth results from complete customer satisfaction.
We are committed to being the very best provider of brokerage service.
We hold true the value of hiring, developing and retaining the best employees in the industry.
Our management provides an open and innovative environment that promotes professional and personal growth.
We make every effort to limit empty miles
Sustainability – while it is a hot topic and a definite buzzword in office settings, out on the road, at truck stops and in the recruiting world, ALC appreciates the importance of this topic and is proactively working to reduce our carbon footprint and to assist in educating our customers in processes that will greatly affect us for years to come.
For 46+ years, ALC has been helping trucking companies reduce their empty miles by providing backhauls. We have been designing and utilizing in-house transportation management software to help identify carriers within proximity of our pickup points and drive empty miles as low as possible for our contract carriers. We also work with our customer’s fleet operations to help them find backhauls and reduce their carbon footprint.
Since 2009, Allen Lund Company has been in partnership with the EPA SmartWay Transport Program. We comply with all reporting necessary to be included in this important program. Even as a non-asset-based company, we still work to communicate and educate drivers on the most effective manner to operate their businesses, whether that is one to two trucks, mid-size fleets or large carriers.
Corporately, we continue to identify opportunities to put sustainable practices in place. Recycling paper and plastics at local offices, as well as, participating in the recycling of older monitors, printers, and office equipment through annual efforts, all are developing and affecting our company’s footprint.