“Trucks rolling in with food, water, and relief supplies are one of the first signs of hope following storm, a flood or fire,” said Chris Spear ATA president and CEO. “Our companies and drivers take a great deal of pride in being first on the scene to help their fellow Americans rebuild and recover and while they do it because it is what good neighbors and citizens do for those in need, not for credit or recognition, we are pleased to be honored by ALAN for our efforts.”
ATA received ALAN’s Outstanding Contribution To Disaster Relief Efforts Award “for deploying two of their image show trucks and drivers to deliver numerous compassionate shipments of food, cleaning supplies, PPE, and medical supplies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“Whether it is delivering important supplies to hospitals, truck stops and stores, or making financial contributions in support of relief efforts, ATA’s members stepped up during the pandemic—just as they do whenever there is a community in need,” said Elisabeth Barna, ATA executive vice president for industry affairs. “We’re grateful ALAN has recognized ATA’s efforts and would like to congratulate all our fellow honorees for their work.”
Other winners of ALAN’s 2021 Humanitarian Logistics Awards included:
- CEVA Logistics, which received ALAN’s Outstanding Contribution To Disaster Relief Award
- Palmer Logistics, which received ALAN’s Outstanding Contribution To Disaster Relief Award
- Core-Mark International, which received ALAN’s Outstanding Contribution To Disaster Relief Award
- J.B. Hunt Transport Services, which received ALAN’s Outstanding Contribution To Disaster Relief Award
- American Trucking Associations, which received ALAN’s Outstanding Contribution To Disaster Relief Award
- Tucker Company Worldwide, which received ALAN’s Director’s Partnership Award
- Truckstop.com, which received ALAN’s Director’s Partnership Award
- Dr. José Holguín-Veras of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, who received ALAN’s Research And Academic Contributions Award
- Dr. Hossein Zarei of Coventry University, who received ALAN’s Research And Academic Contributions Award
- And students and staff from the W.P. Carrey School of Business at Arizona State University, the University of Tennessee , Knoxville, and the University of Wisconsin Madison, who received ALAN’s Student Engagement Award
Established in 2017, ALAN’s Humanitarian Logistics Awards recognize companies and individuals who exemplify the best that the supply chain has to offer by assuring that aid is rapidly delivered to communities in crisis. Presented annually, they are open to any logistics professional, organization or department.
“This year’s recipients have truly inspired us, because when the chips have been down, they’ve repeatedly stepped up to help—all without asking what’s in it for them,” said Kathy Futon, ALAN executive director. “Each of these recipients is living proof that humanitarianism isn’t just a one-time event—and that true service extends well beyond a single disaster. It truly is part of their DNA and personal passion.
“The world truly is a better place because of all of them.”
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