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.