Volunteer Barge & Transport, Inc. (VBT) offers a variety of marine transportation services throughout the inland river system of the United States. We offer dry cargo transport of grains, fertilizers, agricultural and landscaping products, salt and other non hazardous bulk goods. We also move ores, alloys, scrap steel and finished steel products as well as an assortment of manufactured goods. Transporting machinery and project cargos too large to convey over roadways is also a service provided by VBT. Our modern, well maintained fleet of covered or open hopper barges, and deck barges are available to meet all of your river shipping needs.
Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee VBT has always had a strong presence in the southeast region of the waterway system. Early on we focused on the Cumberland, Ohio and Tennessee Rivers, the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway and the Mississippi River below St. Louis. As the company grew, so did our horizons. We expanded our service to include the Upper and Lower Mississippi, the Illinois and Arkansas Rivers as well as the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway from Houston to Mobile.
Even though our company continues to grow in capacity and territory we still treat each customer in the manner that helped us achieve our success. Our philosophy of high level personalized customer service will always be what makes us what we are…. Volunteer Barge & Transport, the carrier who cares.