Waccamaw History

Our Story

The origin of Waccamaw Transport dates back to 1939 with roots in Clinton and Elizabethtown, North Carolina.  The 75-year-old company is owned by the Clark family—the estate of the late Manly and brothers David, Giles and Rogers, who has held the title of president and CEO for more than 35 years.   Annually, Waccamaw delivers approximately 35,000 truckloads of petroleum products, liquefied propane, jet fuel, and fertilizer solutions.  With the home office located in Selma, NC, Waccamaw system coverage extends primarily throughout the Carolinas and Virginia.  With its long-standing motto of Golden Service, Waccamaw is continuously striving to further improve customer performance in a very demanding industry.

Since 1939, Waccamaw Transport has remained a valuable and reliable fixture within the petroleum carrier transport industry.  Our owners The Clark Brothers Inc. have also been highly active in a variety of petroleum industry businesses and operate a network of convenient stores in North Carolina through Sampson-Bladen Oil Company, Inc..

Headquartered in Selma, NC, Waccamaw Transport presently operates a fleet of more than 70 tractor units and more than 70 gasoline and LP trailers. Our customer coverage base extends primarily throughout the southeastern United States including local terminal service in Selma, Greensboro, Charlotte, and Wilmington in NC, Cheraw in SC, as well as Chesapeake, Richmond, and Montvale in Virginia.

With a modern petroleum fleet consisting of Mack, Kenworth and International trucks, safety is vital in our daily activities.  Each unit is equipped with on-board computers to provide for rapid information exchange with our customers and Global Positioning Satellite features to allow us to track unit movement to within ten feet of its location.  Our gasoline trailers contain five-compartments with a combined 9,200 gallon capacity.  LP trailers each with an 11,000 gallon capacity complement the gasoline business.

In 2015, Waccamaw Transport acquired Green Motor Lines allowing for expansion of the Virginia terminal coverage areas in Richmond, Montvale, and Roanoke along with Waccamaw’s presence in Chesapeake. Green Motor Lines was a family owned company started in 1951. We were excited to retain Larry Green and his son Lance, along with their office staff and driver personnel. This allowed for the continuation of Green’s renowned service as Waccamaw’s advanced technology was added.

Waccamaw continues to expand as customer demand for petroleum hauling services also increases as demonstrated by the fact we have experienced annual double digit growth for five consecutive years.  It is our sincerest hope that you will think of Waccamaw and our many years of Golden Service to accommodate your future business needs.