North American Freight

Tucker’s team is expert in the following domestic freight modes, types and programs: LTL, Truckload; Expedited, Intermodal, and Managed Freight Programs. Tucker combines savings with extraordinary attention to detail. Trust Tucker to deliver what, where and when we promise.

  Competitors Tucker
Everyday Service
PROGRAM FEATURES Most Brokers & 3PLs Better Brokers & 3PLs
Pickup and deliver freight
Check carrier’s authority and obtain insurance certificate  
INDUSTRY LEADING PROCESSES      
Written contracts with 100% of carriers    
World class Fitness for Use (FFU) standards:
for USDOT compliance; insurance; safety; service; security; indemnity
   
ISO 9001:2008 Certified, Professionally engineered, proactive processes for tracking, tracing, communications and CAPA    
Ongoing reinforcement: training and carrier improvement processes for customer-specific expectations    
USDOT compliance monitoring with email alerts, via QualifiedCarriers.com (1)    
All carrier-related documents stored in secure online environment    
  1. QualifiedCarriers.comTM (used with permission) is a subscription-based online toolbox, used by shippers and Tucker, to manage USDOT compliance.

Truckload, Expedited & Intermodal

Tucker has written contracts, volume and favorable pricing with many of the major truckload carriers and expeditors, and maintains a strong base of smaller and mid-size carriers, all of which provide you access to carriers you need, when you need them.

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Tucker continues to find ways to provide waves of reliable and competitively priced equipment. Our long-standing, professional relationships with a number of non-expedited carriers have resulted in carrier alternatives that will provide the same expedited service at a fraction of the cost of professional expeditors.

Shipping Intermodal is sometimes the most cost effective and time efficient way for a business to move goods. Tucker provides piggyback services throughout North America.

  • Dry Van
  • Hazmat & Non-Haz
  • Temp Controlled
  • Flatbed/Stepdeck
  • Heavy/Specialized
  • Intermodal

Dry Vans

• 48’ 102” Dry Vans
• 53’ 102” Dry Vans
• High cube trailers available upon request
• Electronic vans
• Logistics trailers
• Blanket wrap service
• Air Ride available on all forms; standard on most.

HAZ MAT and Non-Hazardous Commodities

For nearly 50 years, Tucker has been a key truckload and partial truckload supplier for some of the world’s leading chemicals firms. Count on consistently safe and reliable service from Tucker Company Worldwide.

Temperature Controlled / Cold Chain Services

Whether you are shipping industrial or consumer goods, we have the right equipment for you.

Heated
• 48’ 102”
• 53’ 102”
  Refrigerated
• 48’ 102”
• 53’ 102”

Flatbeds and Stepdecks

We handle all types of new and used machinery and equipment.

• 48’ flatbeds and stepdecks
• 53’ flatbeds and stepdecks
• Double drop trailers
   Extendable lengths

Special requirements
• Tarps, chains and straps
• Permitted and escorted loads

Heavy and Specialized Equipment & Superloads

In addition to our “legal” flatbed and step-deck services, we are one of the only nationwide Heavy Haul transportation service providers.

This is our oldest service. Since 1961 Tucker has been arranged specialized, heavy and over dimensional cargo transportation services to North American industry. Today there are precious few national contacts for heavy and specialized moves.

Intermodal Service

North America-wide service 20’, 40’, 45’, 48’ and 53’ equipment available

• Stack train
• Piggyback

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Managed LTL Programs

LTL carriers’ tariffs, transit times and service trade offs are complex systems. Tucker simplifies LTL options into a complete and customized solution that makes sense for your business, and saves you money.

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We have contractual relationships with the regional and national LTL carriers, servicing all points within the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Our routing systems, coupled with our professional staff, ensure that you get the lowest price and solid carrier service to maximize your on-time performance.

Additional LTL Options:

Expedited LTL

When urgency matters, and LTL turns Expedited, we have options to meet your needs.

Partial Truckload

Less handling provides a lower risk of damage and lower prices, and in some cases Partial Truckload is the perfect alternative for LTL. Transit time is generally faster because the freight delivers on the same truck used at pick up – eliminating multiple package loadings and unloading at various points. Service is available between most points in the U.S. and Canada.

Partial Truckload/ Load to Ride vs. LTL

When should you consider Tucker Company Worldwide’s Partial Truckload/Load to Ride Service?

  • If your firm ships 3,000 lbs. or more using an LTL carrier
  • If you find that it is cheaper to send a truckload than to send 10,000 lbs.
  • If your freight is light but takes up a lot of space, LTL freight rates can be very high
  • If you sometimes ship 10 or more pallets as a truckload

Example: Take 4 pallets, weighing 10,000 lbs., from Philadelphia, PA (19130) to Long Beach, CA (90801), and a 65% discount:

Class Tucker LTL Carrier Tucker Savings
55 $1000.00 $1389.50 $ 389.50 28%
70 $1000.00 $1638.00 $ 638.00 39%
85 $1000.00 $1912.75 $ 912.75 48%
100 $1000.00 $2195.55 $1195.55 54%

Towaway and/or Driveway

Tucker is one of America’s few national providers of Towaway Service. With Towaway service, we supply the driver and tractor to haul your trailer. This service is available between most points in North America.

Inbound & Outbound Freight Management

To produce goods, you need goods – anyone in manufacturing knows this however inbound programs are exceedingly difficult to get right.

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  • Do you wish you had better visibility and control over freight arrival and departure times?
  • Do you want to streamline your costs?
  • Does your production team often wish it could better schedule its resources?
  • Are you sure that your vendors always have your best interest at heart?
  • Are you getting lean, competitive rates which reduce your purchasing costs?

Tucker can strategize with your team to help get answers to these difficult questions, reduce costs and improve efficiency. Contact your Tucker logistics expert today.

Container & Pier Work

Tucker can arrange drivers, chassis, and even generators for pier moves. We have helped some of the world’s most respected brands save money on demurrage fees..

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Tucker can arrange drivers, chassis, and even generators for pier moves. We have helped some of the world’s most respected brands save money on demurrage fees. One recent solution saved hundreds of dollars in demurrage in a few months, for one client, on one product line. If your employees are drowning in demurrage paperwork or if you have unexpected costs due to the lack of carrier compliance, contact Tucker to handle this logistical nightmare and allow your employees to focus on more important and creative logistical challenges.

Tucker has the ability to move full and empty containers in all US ports. Let us:

  • Supply and transport empty containers for you to fill and bring to port
  • Pick up full container at port and deliver to your door, then return empty to port
  • Handle any container move, especially outside the port’s terminal area
  • Cross-Dock freight (transfer contents of container) into a van or flatbed for delivery anywhere in North America
  • Palletize
  • Re-stencil
  • Blind Shipment
  • Warehouse

Temperature Control, Cold Chain; Ambient; Reefer; Protect from Freeze

There are many ways to describe temperature control today, like: Temp control; cold chain; protect from freeze; ambient; reefer.

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Tucker can provide each and every option, and has done so for years. In fact, about half our business today utilizes some type of temperature control motor carrier, hauling pharmaceuticals, chocolates or other food items. These carriers are in high demand and short supply, but Tucker has access to many of the best performing carriers in the country.

Flatbed & Heavy Haul

Permits? Escorts? Special Routings? No problem. If it can move over the road, Tucker can arrange it.

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Tucker is one of the only nationwide heavy haul transportation service providers. This is our oldest service. Our first arranged load in 1961 was in the specialized, heavy and over dimensional cargo transportation area. We serve all of North America.

  • Flatbed/Stepdeck
  • Heavy/Specialized

Flatbeds and Stepdecks

We handle all types of new and used machinery and equipment.

• 48’ flatbeds and stepdecks
• 53’ flatbeds and stepdecks
• Double drop trailers
   Extendable lengths

Special requirements
• Tarps, chains and straps
• Permitted and escorted loads

Heavy and Specialized Equipment & Superloads

In addition to our “legal” flatbed and step-deck services, we are one of the only nationwide Heavy Haul transportation service providers.

This is our oldest service. Since 1961 Tucker has been arranged specialized, heavy and over dimensional cargo transportation services to North American industry. Today there are precious few national contacts for heavy and specialized moves.

Project Management

If you are in need of a logistics manager, but do not have the ability to bring on a new full time employee let Tucker help. We have the ability to perform communications and control 24/7 both onsite and offsite.

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Our people routinely coordinate very high volumes of trucks and drivers for large-scale projects and emergencies. We have the ability to perform communications and control 24/7.

  • Plant Removals/Relocations
  • Product Recalls and Reverse Logistics
  • Disaster Assistance
  • On-site and Off-site management