The disaster relief organization American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) announced the names of its 2021 Humanitarian Logistics Awards winners at the CSCMP EDGE Conference in September.
ALAN presented its Outstanding Contribution to Disaster Relief Award to CEVA Logistics, Palmer Logistics, Core-Mark International, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, and American Trucking Associations (ATA).
CEVA Logistics earned its award for moving supplies to Native American tribes and various nonprofits throughout the COVID-19 crisis and after the Oregon fires.
Palmer Logistics was honored for providing short-term storage of hospital beds on behalf of a medical nonprofit and for its ongoing support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Core-Mark International received its honor for the long-term loan of two freezer tractor-trailers and driver resources to the Arkansas Food Bank. These donations were used to distribute two million extra pounds of donated food during COVID-19.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services earned its award for making multiple compassionate moves during 2020 and 2021, including helping ALAN and the Salvation Army distribute meal kits.
Finally, ATA was recognized for providing two of its trucks and drivers to deliver shipments of food, cleaning supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE), and medical supplies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tucker Company Worldwide and Truckstop.com received ALAN’s Director Partnership Award. Tucker Company Worldwide supported ALAN’s analytical efforts during the pandemic, while Truckstop.com consistently shared information about freight marketing activities with members of ALAN’s partner network during various crises.
Dr. José Holguín-Veras of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Dr. Hossein Zarei of Coventry University received ALAN's Research and Academic Contributions Award. Holguín-Veras was lauded for his team’s research on panic buying and other post-disaster behaviors. Zarei received his honor for his research and efforts on the intersection between environmental sustainability and humanitarian logistics.
Finally, 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 received the Student Engagement Award for their support of ALAN’s day-to-day operations over the past 18 months, which were some of the busiest and most work-intensive in ALAN’s history.