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Monday, March 3, 2014

TIA Industry Professionals Advising the FMCSA

Darin Day, General Counsel at Tucker Company Worldwide, has replaced Tucker’s CEO, Jeff Tucker, as TIA’s only Broker Representative on the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC). Darin recently spoke about the importance of industry professionals advising the FMCSA.

“This is the one place…the most effective place…where the industry can have an impact on the rules that are being proposed by the FMCSA and the way that the CSA program is developing,” he said.

Darin’s presence on the TIA Committee helps to bring some balance to the table in Washington – the perspective of a 3PL Provider who is also a TIA member – which enables all parties involved to accomplish their respective goals.

“We all care about safety,” he continued. “Everybody wants as few accidents, incidents, deaths of course, on the highways as possible. But at the same time, the whole point of the transportation industry is to get important goods to people on time, efficiently, and in a way that doesn’t slow down commerce.”

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Moving Oversize Cold Weather Equipment

Under the category, "Yeah, We Do That Too," here is something you don't see every day. Among the many interesting over-dimensional shipments and vehicles we regularly arrange, here is a photo showing a Tucker Company Worldwide arranged movement of an aircraft de-icer during this very busy snow season.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Jeff Tucker Among Industry Stakeholders To Commend GAO Report

Jeff Tucker and other industry stakeholders recently endorsed the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) recommendations for "vigorous changes" to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to improve the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program.

Read Tucker's recommendations in the full article by Logistics Management:

Friday, January 24, 2014

Jeff Tucker Advises on Broker Selection Criteria

Our CEO, Jeff Tucker, recently advised shippers on broker selection criteria. Read the full article containing his quote in Parcel’s January eUpdate

Monday, January 6, 2014

Port of Long Beach Labor Update

As you may know, on June 30, 2014, the labor agreement between unions and port is due to expire. A representative from the Port of Long Beach spoke last month at the annual meeting of the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL). The representative offered sage advice to shippers, carriers, brokers and other stakeholders.

First, he said we should not expect an agreement by June 30. He said even if a good offer is on the table, the union will likely delay an agreement past the deadline, just to show its members value. Secondly, he stated that everyone (exporters and importers) should have a contingency plan, like another port. While he remained cautiously optimistic the port won’t close, we concur with his advice regarding contingency planning.