Tucker Blog

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tucker Co A Leading 3PL by Global Trade Magazine

Global Trade Magazine Names Tucker Company Worldwide a 2015 Leading 3PL

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Third generation owners, Jim and Jeff Tucker, are pleased to announce that Tucker Company Worldwide is moving its headquarters to historic Haddonfield, NJ. The move provides more space for Tucker to grow, and a blank canvas to align Tucker’s improved operational design with an ideal physical layout, including upgraded employee wellness features.

Founded in 1961, Tucker is America’s oldest privately held freight broker, and arranges for the timely and safe transportation of goods, for hundreds of customers, utilizing thousands of over-the-road, ocean, rail, and air carriers.  Tucker specializes in high value, high security and specialized shipments. Tucker boasts several staff members with excess of 10, 20 and 30 years service to the firm.  Affiliate Tucker Consulting, Inc. will also relocate on April 24, 2015.

The brothers are very excited to invest in the business and its people, by moving to Haddonfield. Located a block from great stores and restaurants, and a block from the PATCO train station connecting South Jersey and Philadelphia, Tucker offers an outstanding work environment, and now even better access to Rutgers students and the rich and diverse Philadelphia workforce.

Haddonfield was founded over 300 years ago by Elizabeth Haddon. It played a critical role in the American Revolution, as the legislature secretly met at the Indian King Tavern, and in 1777 declared New Jersey an independent state. Haddonfield is also where the first largely intact dinosaur skeleton was found in 1858, named, Hadrosaurus foulkii. “Halloween” movie fans may recall the movie was set in fictional Haddonfield, IL (Debra Hill, the original movie’s co-writer grew up in Haddonfield, NJ). The snowboard was invented in Haddonfield’s Middle School, by then seventh grader Tom Sims.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Photo: Over-Sized Load

You may be surprised to learn that Tucker has arranged flatbed, step deck and over-sized and over-weight loads for 54 years. Here's a recent photo of an over-sized building we arranged.

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.