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The L.A. Tucker Truck Lines, Inc. was established in the early 1920s. It's slogan: "Let Tucker be your Trucker." It was located at 1451 Independence in Cape Girardeau.
Dec. 31, 1945 Southeast Missourian advertisement
New Year Greetings! We extend the heartiest Season's Greetings to all. Thank you for the fine support you have given us in the past year.
We pledge to "Keep 'em Rolling" in '46.
Throughout the war years, the Tucker Truck Lines met the difficulties of labor shortage, equipment maintenance and other problems to keep your freight moving regularly. In the coming year we will spare no effort to improve the existing high standards of our service.
L.A. Tucker Truck Lines
Daily trips to and from all points between Cape Girardeau and St. Louis and points south on Highway 61.
Cape Phone 1451
St. Louis Terminal Phone CH 2804
Jackson Phone 477
Sikeston Phone 99
An advertisement in the Feb. 23, 1968 Southeast Missourian states the company operates 106 trailers, 35 trucks and 63 tractors from its home office and terminal at 1451 Independence in Cape Girardeau. Harry A. Messmer, president. Terminals at St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Perryville, Sikeston, Caruthersville, Kennett, Cairo, Ill, Blytheville, Ark. and Memphis, Tenn.
Sept. 25, 1958 Southeast Missourian advertisement
OVERNIGHT FREIGHT SERVICE
Memphis to Cape Nightly, Round Trip
St. Louis to Cape Nightly, Round Trip
Tucker Truck Lines