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  • Safe and Efficient Transportation of Liquid and Dry Bulk Materials
  • Rail-to-Truck Transfer
  • Inventory Management
  • Dedicated Transportation
  • Specialized Equipment

Tidewater Transit is an industry leader in liquid and dry bulk transportation. Our commitment to safety and product stewardship is guided by the principles of Responsible Care and the Responsible Care Management System. The employees of Tidewater Transit are committed to the safe and dependable service that is required of an industry leader.


As a testament to our commitment to being an industry leader in bulk transportation, Tidewater Transit has been awarded the National Tank Truck Carriers Association Grand Award for Safety and was recognized by the Commercial Carrier Journal as a CCJ Top 250 For Hire Trucking Company.


Tidewater Transit is a family owned company that was founded in 1949 by C. Felix Harvey and Mr. Charles Smith. Tidewater Transit was established with $5,000 of capital to service an agricultural business belonging to Mr. Harvey, with initial cargoes consisting of gasoline, anhydrous ammonia, and petroleum. Mr. Smith was the driver while his wife, Nina, handled the books. Together, they built a lean operation with a family atmosphere. They focused on avoiding debt without sacrificing the ability to meet evolving customer needs. These factors formed the basis for a company culture that continues to drive success today. Over the years, Tidewater Transit has emerged as one of the most respected and trusted bulk carriers in the southeast.

To provide our Customers with the safest, most efficient, and reliable transportation system in the industry and to do so in a sound and ethical manner.


To exceed our Customer's expectations so that measurable benefits are generated for our company, our employees, and our customers.

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