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In 1953, Tidewater Fleet Supply was founded as a distributor of batteries. 68 years, 2,500+ customers, and 65 delivery vehicles later, we’ve grown beyond our hometown of Norfolk, Virginia to become one of the largest independent parts distributors in all of North America. We provide a vast catalog of parts—from hundreds of product lines—to thousands of customers across the Southeast. And we continually outpace the competition by providing distribution efficiencies and advantages, which we achieve by having our stores and distribution centers strategically located.

Tidewater Fleet Supply/TNT Parts

Founded as Tidewater Battery – a single location focused on a single product line


TFS Hampton, VA location opened

TFS Norfolk, VA location opened


TNT Parts Inc. founded in Atlanta, GA

TFS Virginia Beach, VA location opened
TNT Savannah, GA branch opened


TNT Dublin, GA branch opened

TNT Charlotte, NC branch opened


TFS Richmond, VA location opened

TNT Jacksonville, FL branch opened


TFS Moved into its new 83,000 sq foot distribution center and corporate offices in Norfolk, VA.

TFS acquired TNT Parts Inc.


TNT Greenville, SC branch opened

TNT Buford, GA and TNT Orlando, FL branches opened

  • Norfolk, VA-based TFS/TNT is one of the largest independent distributors in North America with 14 locations from VA to FL.

  • With the acquisition of TNT Parts Inc., TFS now stocks over 40,000 parts from more than 350 product lines.

  • Recognized 7 times by Inc. Magazine as one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies (2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019)