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Breakbulk Americas with Jeff Tucker

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Release Date: 09/23/2022

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Jeff Tucker and Joe Lynch discuss the Breakbulk Americas conference. Jeff is the CEO of Tucker Company Worldwide, the oldest privately-held freight brokerage in North America, specializing in notoriously complicated freight, like temperature-controlled, oversized, and high-value, high-security shipments.

About Jeff Tucker

As third-generation CEO of Tucker Company Worldwide, Jeff oversees sales, marketing, and the company’s industry presence. He is the former chairman of the board of directors for the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA). He also chairs the committee for and has co-authored each edition of, TIA’s “Carrier Selection Framework” which provides guidance on the selection of safe motor carriers. Jeff has testified before Congress on truck safety matters and was named by a USDOT Administrator to a special committee to advise USDOT on highway safety. He is on the board of directors for the National Industrial Transportation League and chairs its Highway Transportation Committee. Jeff was recently appointed chairman of the Transportation & Logistics Steering Committee for BSMA. Jeff's commentaries have appeared on CNBC and in The Wall Street Journal, Journal of Commerce, Logistics Management, Transport Topics, Defense Transportation Journal, and many others.

About Tucker Company Worldwide 

Tucker Company Worldwide is one of the oldest privately-held freight brokerage in North America, specializing in notoriously complicated freight, like temperature-controlled, oversized, and high-value, high-security shipments.Tucker Worldwide helps transportation professionals for some of the world’s top brands ensure the safe, on-time delivery of their freight using carefully designed procedures, cutting-edge technologies, and award-winning service. Whether your shipment is oversized, delicate, high-value, or hazardous, we’re prepared to manage it with the utmost care.

About Breakbulk Americas

Breakbulk Americas, is the region’s largest trade event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry. As a global conference, exhibition and networking experience, we attract some of the biggest oil and gas companies and top-performing engineering, procurement and construction firms, all groups who are eager to capitalize on the benefits of Breakbulk Americas and connect with new supply chain partners. Each year, our attendees include leading energy companies, global and regional specialized service providers and other key-decision makers. This event will feature over 200 exhibitors, showcasing innovative solutions to aid industry progress globally and foster high-value deals among ocean carriers, ports, logistics providers, road transportation, export packers and many more. This year, we are welcoming back global sector leaders in-person to discover trends shaping project opportunities and engage in a variety of networking activities. The three-day event will take place Tuesday, Sept. 27 – Thursday, Sept. 29 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, the world’s hub for oil and gas. John D. Ratzenberger, widely known as Cliff Calvin from the longest-running comedy series “Cheers,” will provide the keynote address for all attendees. Ratzenberger has become Hollywood’s most outspoken advocate for manufacturing, skilled labor and the companies that are the foundation of our great country.

Key Takeaways: Breakbulk Americas

  • Jeff Tucker is the CEO of Tucker Company Worldwide, the oldest privately-held freight brokerage in North America, specializing in notoriously complicated freight, like temperature-controlled, oversized, and high-value, high-security shipments.
  • In the podcast interview, Joe and Jeff discuss Tucker Company Worldwide and the Breakbulk Americas conference, the region’s largest trade event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry professionals.
  • Breakbulk Americas will be held September 27-29 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.
  • According to the FreightWaves, The basic definition of breakbulk is any individual piece of cargo that does not fit into a container and is not carried in bulk. Breakbulk refers to cargoes that can be “unitized,” such as metal ingots or bales of pulp, as opposed to those that cannot, such as ore. A breakbulk cargo can be anything from forest products to paper rolls to steel girders, metal drums and much larger items.
  • Project cargo is a type of cargo that is oversized, typically high value and requiring special equipment such as cranes, forklifts, trucks or tools to move. This type of cargo is transported by utilizing specialized vessels, train wagons, trucks or aircrafts.
  • The carriers and brokers that move project cargo and breakbulk require specialized knowledge and expertise.
  • Project cargo is common in the following industries: oil & gas, wind, solar, construction, infrastructure, industrial, mining, aerospace, military – any industry that has high value, oversized cargo that has to be transported.

Learn More About Breakbulk Americas and Tucker Company Worldwide

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Breakbulk Speaker List - Jeffrey will not be speaking at the event. However, he is a long-time exhibitor and sponsor of Breakbulk Studio.

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The Logistics of Logistics Podcast