Drivers at Tidewater Transit continue to haul anhydrous ammonia for customers in the region around the company's Kinston home base.
Drivers and other employees signed off on the Seconds safety program after going through the orientation program.
Drivers are recognized for safe driving with decals on their assigned tractors.
Tidewater Transit's newest tractors were specified with the Bendix roll stability system.
Refined fuels were among the first liquid cargoes transported by the fleet that became Tidewater Transit. The carrier continues to haul petroleum in the Kinston area.
Trailers and tractors are specified with aluminum disc wheels and 16-ply Continental tires.
Plastic pellet trailers are specified with Salco three-way diverters and Sure Seal swing-away tees.
Tidewater Transit Inc, Kinston NC, has built steady success as a diversified tank truck carrier for more than a half century. Operations are relatively evenly divided between chemical and plastics hauling, the two main areas of focus. The carrier runs 350 company-owned tractors and 780 trailers.
Among those who helped to build Tidewater Transit into a $54 million carrier are [from left] Lance Collette, executive vice-president; C Felix Harvey, company founder; John McNairy, president; and Charles Smith, the fleet's first driver.
Tidewater Transit's Volvo tractors and Heil SuperFlo trailers have become a common sight for the plastic pellets customers served by the carrier. Equipment is specified for safety and productivity.