The Allen Lund Company is pleased to announce the acquisition of Magic Valley Truck Brokers, Inc. based in Boise, Idaho.
“My parents always said, don’t work just for today, work hard for tomorrow and think long-term then you will always have a job and a good name. So, when Allen Lund Company, Eddie, and David approached us this seemed like a perfect fit,” said Wes Blaser president of Magic Valley Truck Brokers, Inc.
Tracey Lewin, VP of Sales and Operations stated, “From the moment I walked in the door to greet the Boise team for the first time, I knew instantly that we had made a great decision. From their company culture to their work ethic and grit, to their customer and carrier mix, their operation, and their family at the root of it all, we line up so well and share so much in common. I’m proud to call Magic Valley Truck Brokers our newest Allen Lund Company office, and I’m so excited to see what the future brings.
About Magic Valley Truck Brokers, Inc.
Magic Valley Truck Brokers, Inc. a family-owned business, started as a dream for Gus and Millie Blaser in Twin Falls, Idaho in 1955. Gus was driving a truck and brokering loads for friends out of phone booths. In 1967, the family moved to Boise, Idaho. Gus drove over a million miles for a grocery warehouse company and then started doing their dispatching. Meanwhile, Millie continued running Magic Valley Truck Brokers, Inc. They incorporated in 1971 and in 1972, Gus joined Millie full-time. In 1975 they hired two of their children, Wes and Debbie (Wes had been driving one of their trucks for two years). Wes was not happy just brokering loads on the West Coast that had built the company, so he opened up the East Coast, working all 48 states. Wes and Debbie purchased the company in 1996.
About Allen Lund Company:
Specializing as a national third-party transportation broker with nationwide offices and over 550 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 Food Logistics magazine as a 2019 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Provider for TransKool Solutions, 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 allenlund.com