Tucker is grateful to have been in business for over 50 years, helping staff members grow, serving our customers and carriers, and advancing the industry, all while serving the greater good. We believe it is our civic duty to assist and support people in our communities in need. We recognize that our success is directly linked to every aspect of our organization – from our customers to our staff and our commitment to those around us requires more than an intense focus on the bottom line.
Tucker is pleased that we have the opportunity to make a significant impact and we would like the opportunity to highlight some of our most notable community and industry involvement.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.4 million Americans are living with this disease which is a progressive disease that worsens over time. This disease cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
As of 2011 Tucker Company has raised over $66,000 for this cause which we have donated to the South Jersey chapter. We have a close relationship to this organization and hold a large event every year where we solicit sponsorships and donations. Separately, our president and COO James Tucker serves on the Alzheimer’s Association’s golf outing committee, helping to arrange that organization’s own outing.
If you are interested in helping the South Jersey Chapter of the Alzheimer’s please contact us or the organization directly.
Sustainability & SmartWay Partnership. Without regard for sustainability we run the risk of depleting our natural resources and causing irreversible harm to the planet. Tucker actively engages in ways to help sustain the environment, including:
- Reusing custom, staff-painted coffee mugs
- Investment in high efficiency HVAC & lighting systems that save energy
- Investing in hybrid car technology to save gas
- Partnering with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Program
Voluntarily, Tucker has partnered with USEPA, and joined the SmartWay Program. Tucker has been in the program several years. In 2012, our use of SmartWay partner motor carriers reached approximately 80% of total miles traveled by carriers we arranged.
Companies that bear the SmartWay logo have made a commitment to reduce transportation-related emissions which in turn protects the environment and improves the air-quality for future generations. The EPA requirements for this program include:
Significant, measurable, air quality and/or greenhouse gas improvements while maintaining or improving current levels of other emissions and/or pollutants.
- A proven mechanism to quantify benefits
- A variable reporting mechanism
- A written, partnership-type agreement
- An education requirement that connects the brand with its environmental benefits.
Volunteer Support at the Philadelphia Triathlon
The Philly Tri was founded in 2005 and is recognized as one the premier two day, two race triathlon festivals in the country. The Triathlon benefits a number of charities including: Children’s Hospital Of Pennsylvania, Team in Training, American Cancer Society, Cadence Cycling Foundation, The Challenged Athletes Foundation, Racing To Register, Team Lemon, Girls on the Run.
Tucker Company Worldwide involvement includes both single athletes and teams in the race. Additionally, our staff has volunteered several hundred summer weekend hours, helping the organizers run the event, including marshalling, staffing water stations, awarding metals, breaking down pallets of food at the finish line, and cleaning up. This volunteering directly supports the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP’s) Pediatric Cancer unit.
The William J. Tucker Scholarship Award
The William J. Tucker Annual Scholarship Award was established in 2004. This $1,000 scholarship honors Bill Tucker’s career and his dedication to, and passion for, the transportation industry.
The Tucker Scholarship is available on a competitive basis to students enrolled in a school of higher learning beyond high school. Members of the Philadelphia Traffic Club, their children, grandchildren and/or individuals in their legal custody are eligible. Applicants must submit a completed application, academic transcript, and an essay on the specified topic, through the Traffic Club. The scholarship is presented to the winner at the National Transportation Week Luncheon in Philadelphia each year.
The winners of the William J. Tucker Scholarship award have been outstanding students matriculated at the following colleges: University of Delaware, Immaculata University, Rider University,
Shippensburg University, University of Pittsburgh, and West Chester University.
Jeff Tucker is a long time member of Rotary International, and locally, the Rotary Club of Haddonfield, NJ. Rotary is a secular service organization that brings together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian services, and encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary’s four-way test considers the following with regard to statements and acts: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Rotary has been a leader in the near eradication of Polio, through immunizations.
Just four miles from our headquarters is America’s second most dangerous city per capita—Camden, NJ. Fellowship House of South Camden (Fellowship House) is a non-denominational Christian based organization located in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. Fellowship House provides after school programs for children in kindergarten through fourth grade, where they receive a safe haven, support, encouragement, food and daily homework help. It is not uncommon for some of these children to go 1, 2 or 3 days without food.
Our CEO Jeff Tucker served on Fellowship House’s board of directors, and continues to donate time, resources and money to Fellowship House. Through the Rotary Club of Haddonfield, Jeff has organized a “Secret Santa” toy drive since 2008, where Rotarians enjoy fulfilling the Christmas morning dreams for the children (and parents) served by Fellowship House.
Jeans for Charity Program
Thanks to a charitable customer of ours, Tucker has adopted a similar program. While our dress code in the office is business casual, anyone who donates a certain amount each month, or quarterly, to a charity of their choosing, is allowed to substitute jeans for slacks. This program has been fabulously successful, very popular, and has saved a lot of dry cleaning expenses!
Other Public Service and/or Charitable Giving
Tucker and/or Tucker staff have supported many other organizations, including Cherry Hill and Haddonfield Little League; Haddonfield Soccer; Urban Promise; Sponsor a Child at Sacred Heart School in Camden.
These are just a few of the ways we give back to our community. Our staff involvement and charitable giving through community involvement, charitable walk/runs and ordinary acts of goodwill for the greater good are continuous.