LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE, CA – In my previous conversation with Allen Lund Company, I learned from Kenny Lund, Executive Vice President, how the company’s dock scheduling and RFP module are giving operators a newfound sense of control. As a timely industry follow-up, I connected with Tracey Lewin, Vice President of Sales and Operations, to get an update on current supply chain challenges.
“We’ve actually had a record-setting year in terms of volume and revenue. But, I think the big story here is the volume increase considering the shortage of equipment and drivers and higher-than-ever freight rates,” said Tracey. “Depending on the region and the week, rates are up anywhere from 12 to 20 percent on the low end, and on the high end, we’ve seen rates as much as double, especially around the holidays. They are probably averaging a sustained 25 percent increase over pre-pandemic rates.”
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