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The ALC Story
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 Allen 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 the company CFO.
In 2018, Allen succumbed to a very fast moving cancer. His family of 6 children, 22 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren along with over 470 employees felt this loss, but are more determined than ever to honor Allen by continuing the hard work and legacy he established. Mr. Lund left the company both financially and organizationally strong, with an executive team poised to continue his work. The transition has already started with Eddie Lund’s promotion to president of ALC and the company is on a clear road to continue growing.
Allen Lund Company is a national third-party transportation broker with nationwide offices and over 500 employees working with shippers and carriers across the nation to arrange for dry, refrigerated (specializing in produce), and flatbed freight. Additionally, the Allen Lund Company has a Logistics & Software division, ALC Logistics, as well as an International division, which is licensed by the FMC as an OTI-NVOCC and freight forwarder, #019872NF.
ALC has always maintained an exceptional reputation amongst shippers and carriers as a premier freight broker, exceeding expectations on even the most challenging projects. The company consistently earns a Four-X rating with Blue Book and a Four-Star rating with Red Book Credit Services. These are the highest ratings a company can receive for business ethics, financial strength, and credit practices. A further indication of ALC’s dependability and reliability is the company’s adherence to a strict code of conduct established by the TIA (Transportation Intermediaries Association).
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 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers, 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.
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.