January 3, 2018

Orland Park, IL




It is with deep regret and sadness that we advise of the passing of Ronald Lefcourt, Alliance Shippers Inc’s President and co-founder since 1977. Ron passed away January 2nd with family members close by after a strong battle with health issues. His success and accomplishments in his near 83 years of life are a triumph of enrichments for his family, employees, and so many friends and acquaintances. Ron was a remarkable person and touched many, many lives in a positive way.


From his humble beginnings right out of high school in the LTL industry, Ron built the foundation for what would become Alliance Shippers Inc. and the variety of services it offers. Ron was a self-made success, a hard worker and believed you should never stop learning. His hunger for knowledge made him a well read and knowledgeable person in a wide range of subjects.


Mr. Lefcourt’s wisdom, care and vision that he constantly shared with his employees resulted in Alliance Shippers Inc. becoming the company it is today. As we begin our 41st year, Alliance has evolved from a provider of rail intermodal service; to a global presence, now offering Intermodal Rail * Over-the-Road * Temperature Control * International * and Warehouse and Distribution services.


His focus on the Perfect Shipment® program became the cornerstone of Alliance’s quality process, resulting in many Logistics industry and customer satisfaction awards. Attention to detail and commitment to understanding exactly what the customers wants; and then executing it was his expectation of himself and those who worked for and with him.


Ron’s insistence on a hands-on approach from all of his employees has made Alliance the well managed company it is today. Ron Lefcourt’s extraordinary wisdom, care and teachings are his legacy that assures Alliance Shippers Inc. will continue to offer the very best service to its’ customers today, tomorrow and into the future.



About Alliance Shippers Inc.

Established in 1977, Alliance Shippers Inc. is one of North America’s largest independently owned providers of global logistics services. Through more than 40 regional and international sales and operating facilities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, Alliance Shippers Inc. offers customers worldwide a full-service/single-source team approach to state-of-the-art rail, highway, ocean and air transport services.

For more information, visit Alliance Shippers’ website at or call toll-free 1-800-222-0451.