Tucker Blog

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Have You Heard About Our Trusted Carrier Program?

Tucker’s Trusted Carrier program allows your dispatchers to review our available loads online, and book them right then and there! We only allow our better carriers to have access to this password protected site. Once you book the load, one of our customer service coordinators reviews it, and authorizes the transaction. Trusted Carrier expedites your day, simplifies communication, and makes us both a few extra dollars, from time saved.  To become a Trusted Carrier, please email northamerican@tuckerco.com or talk to your favorite Tucker CSR.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Tucker's Different. Here's Why.

Tucker’s mission in life is simple—be the nation’s best, most professional broker and forwarder. We’ve spent three generations of family business dedicated to this goal. We hope to work closer with more of our carrier friends, and want to give you some reasons to consider why it’s smart business for you to consider doing just that. Here are a few things that differentiate us:
  • We're the oldest privately held freight broker in America.
  • We pay our carrier bills - even when a shipper doesn't pay us.
  • We pay our dues - we're active members of ATA, TIA, NITL, and NASSTRAC. Knowing the issues helps us make happier customers and carriers.
  • We have long-term customers - some of whom have been with us for 50+ years!
  • Our staff has an average longevity of over 13 years, with several exceeding 20+.
  • We seek to solve your imbalance issues and our customers needs.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Did You Know? Tucker Company Stats

Did You Know?

  1. The average deadhead for a Tucker load is 32 miles!
  2. Over 99% of Tucker loads are one pick and one drop.
  3. Over 99% of Tucker loads are non-hazardous.
  4. Tucker is a proud member of ATA and TCA.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Do You Want An In-House Carrier You Can Trust? Call Tucker.



One of our largest customers is one of the world’s largest carriers! Tucker is looking for three to five great carriers with whom to establish a partnership agreement, where Tucker would serve as your “in-house” freight broker. The goal is to maximize your revenues, and keep your customers from going elsewhere. Tucker Company Worldwide’s system is robust, strong and established. 


  • We're the oldest privately held broker in the U.S.
  • We have more than the FMCSA required $75,000 bond.
  • Carriers who broker without a broker bond and license face a $10,000 fine per transaction, thanks to MAP-21. Trip-leasing isn't brokering.
  • We'll sign confidentiality agreements and non-back solicitation agreements. Plus, we'll ensure the carriers we use do the same.
  • We understand trust. We understand commitment. We understand brokerage.


We’re very different than most brokers in many ways. One important advantage is that we deal mostly with small and mid-size fleets, but not owner operators. It gives us a capacity advantage, and a measure of trust in our relationships that makes a difference. 

If you are interested in talking, please contact us at 800-229-7780.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Is Quick Pay for You? Easy Sign Up.

Many of our carriers sign up for our Quick Pay program, rather than opt for our 30 day terms, and instead of factoring. Here's the program: Tucker runs carrier checks every Thursday. Any Quick Pay registered carrier gets paid any/all valid invoices on the first Thursday after receipt of invoice. So, invoices received Wednesday are paid Thursday. Tucker discounts Quick Pay invoices by 3%. Contact Rita Moffitt, 856-317-9600, ext. 116 or ritam@tuckerco.com to switch to Quick Pay.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Tucker Nabs Two Top 3PL Awards!

Tucker was named a "Top 100  3PL" by Inbound Logistics Magazine in its July 2014 edition. This marks the 13th consecutive year Tucker has received this distinction.

Tucker was also named a "Top 3PL" by Global Trade Magazine in its August 2014 edition. Global Trade's Top 3PL list was researched and compiled by Global Trade's Editors in conjunction with Armstrong & Associates.

It's always nice to be recognized, however the best recognition comes from increased business from our customers, and deeper relationships with our carriers.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Interested In Becoming A "Tucker Secured Carrier?"



Tucker has two main service groups—North American and Dedicated. North American is traditional freight brokerage, while Dedicated is more of a managed 3PL operation, where we move much or all of a customer’s freight. The customers in our Dedicated group tend to have repeat business, and processes that must be followed. 

Our very best, most trusted and responsive carriers are what we call “Secured Carriers.” They handle the lion’s share of the Dedicated volume. As the economy heats up this summer, we anticipate strong growth going through the end of 2014. Call Lisa Cook, 856-317-9600, ext. 111; or Gene Wherrity, ext. 125 to inquire about becoming a Secured Carrier for Tucker.