Tucker Freight Lines
DUBUQUE, IA
Tucker Freight Lines, previously named Art Pape Transfer, is a specialized trucking company based in Dubuque in Eastern Iowa. We have been providing our customers with a better shipping experience for over 62 years. We have the best drivers in the industry, and an experienced office staff that knows trucking inside and out. The result? Your shipment arrives on time and damage free, every time. This is true whether it is palletized freight shipped in a van trailer, building materials on a flatbed, or an over sized piece of machinery on a step deck or RGN. 

We serve a wide array of customers from Fortune 500 companies, to local manufacturers, to farmers moving a piece of used equipment. We have the resources of a large trucking company with the know how and personal attention of a small firm. 

We are a family owned business. We are a Smartway Partner Carrier and a Proud member of the Truckload Carriers Association, and their Ambassador's Club for long standing members. We are frequently recognized by trucking associations, our insurers, and our customers for very low accident and claims ratios. 

Despite the ever-changing nature of the trucking industry, we are busy preparing for the future. We are looking for shippers that appreciate the highest level of service and staff to help us provide it. We have been here for 60+ years and intend to be here for 60+ more. Whether you are a driver or shipper, you can rest assured we will be here to take care of you tomorrow, next week, and beyond. 
Our History.....
In 1956, Art Pape purchased a small livestock hauling operation in Cascade, IA. Livestock was hauled from Eastern Iowa to the Chicago area. The business expanded when we began to haul steel back to Iowa in the livestock trailers. In the early 60's we began hauling salt, fertilizer, and other bulk commodities. 

In 1965, Art Pape Transfer moved to Dubuque, IA, where we have been ever since. In 1978, Art retired; selling the business to three of his sons, Dave, Loras, and Allan. In the 80's we transitioned away from the bulk business and focused entirely on van, flatbed, and specialized hauling. In 2006, Art Pape Transfer became a third generation business when Loras's sons Chris & Jordan purchased the business.
Fast Forward today....
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In 2018, Sauny & A.J. Tucker acquired Art Pape Transfer, Inc

The Tucker's have owned and been partners in two other trucking companies over the past 20 years. 
They have a proven track record in the industry and look forward to taking Art Pape Transfer to the next level. 
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