SHELBA D. JOHNSON TRUCKING
Richard Tucker is the National Sales Manager for Shelba Johnson trucking. He has over 30 years in the furniture industry and logistics and he had 12 years in the furniture manufacturing sector before joining Shelba Johnson Trucking in 1997. Tucker started in operations before moving into the sales department in 2003 becoming the Sales and Marketing Manager in 2007. He was instrumental in starting the warehousing and logistics division of Shelba which has grown to over 1 million-sq.-ft. of occupied warehouse space.
Tucker is currently the Vice Chairman of the AHFA Specialized Furniture Carriers Division Board of Directors.
The challenges are many for specialty furniture carriers. Ongoing driver shortages, a mandate for electronic logging devices and increasing demand have trucking companies chasing to keep up. How are carriers managing these pinch points, and how can their customers help?