Tucker Freight Lines has built a stellar reputation in the van transportation arena. From pick-up to delivery, we stay true to our commitment of overall customer satisfaction. Our trailers are equipped with the latest technology to track and measure capacity, improving visibility into your supply chain.
Tucker Freight Lines, Inc. has been an industry-leading open deck trucking company since 1956, specializing in hauling freight from steel (coils, flat, and bars), machinery, tanks, drywall, roofing materials and much more. Tucker pulls from its unique, comprehensive service structure to deliver excellence to our customers.
Need capacity? Need a solution for your transportation needs? Let Tucker put together a dedicated solution to manage all the details of your transportation budget. We will put our professional drivers in the dedicated fleets to help with your business needs, delivering safely, professionally, and on time.
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 the 80's we transitioned away from the bulk business and focused entirely on van, flatbed, and specialized hauling.
Art Pape Transfer became a third-generation business when Loras's sons Chris & Jordan purchased the business.
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.
We are the leaders of Dry Van & Open Deck freight hauling.