We specialize in the
sales of tank trailers.
ASME certified, full
service 15-bay facility.
We stock and distribute
a wide range of parts.
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About Us

Trailer Sales

R.W. McCollum specializes in the sales and service of both new and used petroleum, dry bulk, stainless steel, and LP tank trailers. We are authorized distributors in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, as well as a few designated areas in West Virginia for the following tank trailer manufacturers:

  • Heil Trailer International: Petroleum
  • Heil and J&L Trailer: Dry Bulk
  • Countryside Tank Company: LP
  • Heil and Stainless Tank & Equipment (ST&E): Stainless Steel

Tank Trucks & LP Bobtails

R.W. McCollum has over 200 years of experience in the sales and service of petroleum tank trucks and LP bobtails. We are an authorized distributor for Amthor International, the leader in the “straight truck” industry for petroleum tank trucks, LP bobtails, and Vac trucks.

Service & Repairs

RW McCollum has an ASME certified, full service 15-bay facility, as well as an outside bay and surrounding area designated for LP inspections and repairs.

  • Our three lead welders, head mechanic, and shop foreman have a combined experience of over 120 years in “the business!”
  • We perform all DOT inspections (V, K, I, P, UC, Federal, and others) for all petroleum, LP and chemical tank trailers as well as all petroleum tank trucks and LP bobtails.
  • We provide full-scale meter service, calibrations, and sales as we are one of the oldest Liquid Controls distributors in the Southeast.


RW McCollum stocks and regularly distributes a wide range of parts for petroleum tank trailers & tank trucks, stainless tank trailers, vaccum tank trailers & tank trucks, and LP tank trailers and bobtails. We are also the exclusive area dealer for Gardner Denver Mobile Products. 

Heil petro trailer. Links to page about petro trailers
Heil Trailer dry bulk trailer links to page about dry bulk trailers
LP Trailer and Bobtail links to page about LP Trailers and Bobtails
Truck mount. Links to page about truck mounts
Stainless Tank & Equipment trailer. Links to page about stainless trailers
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Our technicians have over 200 years of combined experience. We provide you peace of mind as we approach all service requests with confidence. 

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High Standards

We hold our staff and our work to a very high standard. Our high standards and quality customer service are what have kept us in business for over 70 years.

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ASME Certified

We are an ASME certified facility. R.W. McCollum Co is dedicated to public safety and quality to ensure our customers are safe and satisfied. 

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We Do It All

We handle sales, service, and parts for a wide variety of tanks. If you are looking for a tank solution, we have you covered. Look no further. 

The R.W. McCollum Story

Our company was founded in 1945 by Reuben Wallace McCollum. We started at a small location on Elm Street in Greensboro and moved to a larger facility 18 years later. We have been operating on Meadowview Road ever since. 

The R.W. McCollum Company is one of the longest running and largest Heil petroleum trailer dealers in the United States. We are also one of the longest running Liquid Controls meter distributors in the country. For many years General Steel truck tanks were a mainstay of business for R.W. McCollum. After General Steel closed their doors, Tech Weld and Isometrics were marketed by R.W. McCollum. Then in 1992 Amthor International and R.W. McCollum joined forces to market Amthor tank trucks.

Today R.W. McCollum still markets Heil trailers, Liquid Controls meters and Amthor tank trucks. However, we have also expanded our equipment offerings to include J&L pneumatic (dry bulk) trailers, ST&E stainless steel trailers, and Countryside Tank LP trailers. In addition to expanded equipment offering, we have also broadened the area which we serve to include all of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

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Our company was born.

Founded by Reuben Wallace McCollum and operated for 18 years at a small location on Elm Street in Greensboro until we moved to our current location. 

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A new team takes over.

R.W. McCollum Co was purchased by Clyde Sudderth, Richard Saunders, Ed Stanley, and Carl Robertson. 

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Acquired by new investors.

R.W. McCollum was acquired by a three-man investment team headed by David Cooke and Larry Tysinger. 

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Mr. Cooke gains majority control.

David Cooke purchased the minority interest from the third investor, giving him majority control over R.W. McCollum Co. 

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A family business again.

Mr. Cooke’s sons Brian and Allen purchased the ownership interested from Mr. Tysinger, making R.W. McCollum Co a family business for the first time since 1963. 

Our Mission Statement

Our Mission is to be the industry leader in customer service, product knowledge, and service expertise. Customers are the backbone of our business, and it is our responsibility to go out of our way to meet and exceed their expectations. We will accomplish this through continuous training, quality management, and industry-leading product offerings, while maintaining a level of professionalism unsurpassed in the marketplace.

Our Award Winning Team

David A. Cooke

Brian D. Cooke
V.P. Sales & Operations

M. Allen Cooke
V.P. Service & Operations

Jimmy Washburn
Parts Department Manager

David Brown
Service Manager

Winnie Loftis
Office Manager

Adam Phillips
Operations Manager