How First Call Trucking Began

big enough to serve you, but small enough to know you

Born and raised in Boston, John DeFazio, Sr. was in the transportation industry before the combustible engine was mainstream, delivering meat and produce via horse and carriage to vendors throughout Boston’s historic North End.

As the motor vehicle became universal, John Sr hopped on the proverbial bandwagon and purchased a truck, thereby becoming one of Boston’s first local same-day/rush truckers in Boston.
In 1995 First Call Trucking moved from a one-room office in the South End to a 2,000 square foot warehouse in South Boston’s Marine Industrial Park. In addition to same-day/rush trucking, we also began to provide warehousing, storage and distribution for a number of clients not just in Boston, but also nationally.
As the industry has evolved, so has First Call. We now reside in Beverly, Mass with a niche in air-freight, inside P&D’s, and the delivery of time sensitive materials. Our clients range from freight forwarders and customs house brokers to bio-tech and manufacturing companies. Through not just decades but over a century, the First Call ethos has remained the same: our goal has always been and remains to provide our clients with exceptional service, accurate quotes, and fair pricing.

Nancy DeFazio Beaurpere

Nancy DeFazio Beaurpere graduated with honors from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in May of 2006 with degrees in Communication and Journalism. After living in Brisbane, Australia and working in the shipping department of a local scrap metal company, she was unexpectedly called back home to Boston to assist her father, John, with the family business.
Lacking any formal business training, Nancy applied and was accepted into Inner City Entrepreneurs, a newly formed continuing education program kick-started through a collaboration between Boston University and the Small Business Service Bureau. It was there that Nancy earned a small business management degree and was voted by her fellow classmates as the “Student Most Dedicated to Learning”.
Nancy Defazio Beaupere
Nancy with green certification plaque
Nancy DeFazio receives LEED certification from Boston’s Sustainable Business Leader’s Executive Director Laury Hammel (far right)
Since then, Nancy has overseen the distribution of over 50,000 recycling bins to residents in Greater Boston as part of the City’s new sustainability initiative. She has also provided shipping solutions and logistical know-how to such companies as Life Is Good, FedEx, DHL, the newly opened Primark store in Downtown Crossing, the New England Patriots, and the FIFA professional soccer league (to name a few).
As First Call Trucking & Courier has evolved, Nancy has made it a priority to remain steadfast in the company’s original founding principal which was to be big enough to serve you, but small enough to know you.

The trucking and logistics industry is constantly changing, as are the local micro and macro-economies. Due to the experience and expertise of the First Call staff, the company is able to adapt to changing trends and provide its clients with the most professional and cost effective shipping solutions available.

To reach Nancy directly, call or text her on her cell phone: 617-799-9740

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First Call Trucking & Courier Are Your “GREEN” Truckers

First Call Trucking was the carrier responsible for assembling and delivering 60,000 new recycling bins to City of Boston residents in the summer of 2008 through the spring of 2009.

We print all our documents on 30% post-consumer recycled paper.

We are members of the first graduating class of the Sustainable Business Leadership Program (SBLP) and Boston’s Sustainability Business Network (

We teamed up with Boston College’s SIFE Program – an international organization that connects entrepreneurship with community service – and are actively researching alternative energy sources we can use to fuel our trucks.

We regularly donate to TerraPass, an organization that funds projects that reduce CO2 emissions and balances out the emissions resulting from our shipments. Each year, the average truck emits about 400,000 lbs. (about 4lbs. per mile) in carbon dioxide – a leading cause of global warming. When you choose to offset the carbon emissions of your shipment by picking an environmentally friendly carrier, like First Call, TerraPass will fund projects that reduce carbon dioxide emissions somewhere else.

donation of recycling bins to boston by first call trucking