About Us

In 1945, H.J. “Red” Capps and his wife, Ovella Norwood Capps, founded Capps Sand & Stone and Capps Lime & Fertilizer. The Nello Teer Company was one of their first long term customers. Later in 1950, they purchased the rights to Carolina Tank Lines in order to add petroleum services to their business and became the dedicated carrier for several major textile plants. In the late seventies, the companies were consolidated to form Carolina Tank Lines, Inc.

Our family-run business values hard work, respect, commitment and teamwork and our workplace is characterized by the high energy, enthusiasm and effort of our employees who thrive in this positive environment. We are committed to providing our customers with first-rate service, which starts with our employees’ dedication to our enterprise of services.

The commitment we have to safety and security is unmatched. We pride ourselves on posting industry leading Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scores, as well as an industry low claims ratio to give you and your customers that piece of mind when your freight is in our hands. Our primary obligation to our customers and our community starts with the hiring and training of our team members and our pledge to put the safest drivers and equipment on the road.

From our experienced drivers to our knowledgeable office staff, Carolina Tank Lines Inc. has the desire and commitment to work hand-in-hand to develop transportation solution that is truly customized to your needs.

Safety

At Carolina Tank Lines Inc., ensuring the safety of our customers, employees and our communities is our priority. We understand the importance of continuous training and are proud of our safety knowledge, experienced staff and ability to exceed industry standards year after year. We have established and continually maintain excellent motor carrier safety ratings and low accident frequencies.

As a company, we have a solid safety performance history and will continue to be a leader in the area of safety and compliance, due to the dedication and professionalism of our fleet of drivers and vehicle maintenance personnel.

Security

At Carolina Tank Lines Inc., we offer industry-leading asset protection and security compliance programs.

Carolina Tank Lines Inc. understands that our customers may have important and unique needs related to homeland security regulatory compliance, high-risk products, or brand protection. We offer consultation and proactive partnership to ensure that our customers’ security needs are met.

By leveraging modern and proven technologies, we provide for the integrity of customer assets while in-transit or at one of our facilities.

Company History

1945 The Beginning

In 1945, H.J. “Red” Capps and his wife, Ovella Norwood Capps, founded Capps Sand & Stone and Capps Lime & Fertilizer. The Nello Teer Company was one of their first long term customers. Later in 1950, they purchased the rights to Carolina Tank Lines in order to add petroleum services to their business and became the dedicated carrier for several major textile plants. In the late seventies, the companies were consolidated to form Carolina Tank Lines, Inc.

1980 Expanded Its Core Territory

By the 1980’s, Carolina Tank Lines Inc. added Refrigerated Freight and Dry Freight services to further expand the company's capabilities. Currently we provide superior Refrigerated, Dry Van and HazMat Freight services throughout the United States.

2008 A New Beginning

In 2008, Carolina Tank Lines moved over to primarily Refridgerated freight during the recession. We became a produce, and medical supply based carrier and we will continue to follow that foundation.

Our goal for the future remains constant as we continue to develop new business partners and meet the needs of our current customers.

We recognize the success of our company is based on the success of your organization. "Growth with our Customers" is a key objective at Carolina Tank Lines, Inc. In addition, we continue to strive to meet and exceed our customer's expectations by delivering consistent quality, reliable, cost-effective trucking services to our business partners.

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