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.