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Experienced Transportation Solutions

Providing Quality Service Since 1956 

Dry Van Freight   Open Deck Freight 

Freight Services Rooted in Experience

There is a reason we've stayed in business for over 60+ years. We deliver the highest quality service for our customers and built a family-like culture with our team.

Our History
Humble Beginnings 


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.

Our History 1978
Dubuque Bound


In 1965, Art Pape Transfer moved to Dubuque, IA, where we have been ever since. In the 80's we transitioned away from the bulk business and focused entirely on van, flatbed, and specialized hauling.

Our History 2006
Next Generation


Art Pape Transfer became a third-generation business when Loras's sons Chris & Jordan purchased the business.

Our History 2018
New Beginnings 


In 2018, AJ and Sauny Tucker acquired Art Pape Transfer, Inc and rebranded to Tucker Freight Lines. The Tucker's have a proven track record in the industry and look forward to taking Art Pape Transfer to the next level. 

Freight Shipping Services

We are the leaders of Dry Van & Open Deck freight hauling.

Dry Van Freight

We provide dry van freight solutions for your shipments with Less Than Truckload or Full Truckload
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Open Deck Freight

We provide leading transportation solutions for over-dimensional and overweight loads across the nation.
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Freight Brokerage Services

We work with a very extensive handpicked network of carriers who are just as reliable as we are to meet your shipping needs.
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