Allen is a privately owned-and-operated logistics company that believes long-term partner relationships are built on performance and trust.

Since 1988, our operations have been strategically based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in the heart of the Northeast’s interstate network.

Combined with our locations in Allentown, PA, Dallas, TX, Stockton, CA, and Ontario, CA we operate 8 million square feet of warehouse space in multi-site distribution centers to store and distribute products throughout the United States through a combination of services, including:

  • Supply Chain Design
  • Logistics Management
  • Distribution
  • Fulfillment
  • Transportation
  • Freight Consolidation
  • Direct-Rail Serviced Warehouses
  • Custom Packaging
  • Temperature-Controlled Warehousing and Transportation


Your success is important to the entire Allen team. From forklift operators and warehouse personnel to drivers and senior leadership, we believe in superior customer service, making ourselves accessible and being responsive to your concerns.

Ryan Heishman

Chief Executive Officer

Dennis Trautman

EVP of Business Development

Jim Gehr

EVP of Operations

Julie Bowman

Director. Business Development

Paul Gingrich

Director. Continuous Improvement

Jamie Pittman

Director. Information Technology


Allen is invested in the logistics industry, continued improvement and our local communities.


  • PMTA – Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association
  • IANA – Intermodal Association of North America
  • National Defense Transportation Association
  • UIIA –  The Intermodal Association of North America
  • CSCMP – Council Supply Chain Management Professionals
  • Food Shippers of America
  • Natural Foods East
  • PLMA – Private Label Manufacturers Association
  • WERC –  Warehousing Education and Research Council


  • Greater Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce
  • United Way
  • Project Share
  • Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce


Allen Distribution is a third-party logistics (3PL) company with more than 30 years of experience. We’re quickly becoming the supply chain partner of choice for the food and beverage industry. But that’s only part of our story. We take pride in our uniqueness that sets us apart from other logistics companies.

We’re flexible, whether you need warehousing, transportation, custom packaging or distribution. When your needs change, we’re able to adapt and grow with you.

We believe knowledge is power, and we’ll use the strategies and best practices we’ve gained from all of our partners to solve your challenges and make logistics a competitive advantage for you.

And we’re responsive, so you can feel confident that your products are as important to us as they are to you and your customers.

Most importantly, we pride ourselves on delivering on our promises and developing long-lasting relationships. Our goal is to help partners like you strategically grow your business.