Our Story

Red Classic’s roots go back to 1902 when it was established to be the private fleet for Coca-Cola Consolidated. Red trucks delivered raw materials and finished products to and from bottling plants, supporting the company’s growth as they expanded their footprint in a competitive marketplace. With efficiency being a necessity, the Red Classic network became one of the most comprehensive in the country and Coca-Cola Consolidated grew to become the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the United States.

Red Classic is a wholly owned subsidiary of Coca-Cola Consolidated, accepting and completed its first load as a For-Hire transportation business on November 19, 2011. We quickly evolved into our next phase, optimizing our current network by taking on other clients’ freight needs. Before you knew it, we were servicing our clients with the same cost efficiency, dependability and reliability that keeps America refreshed with their favorite Coca-Cola brands. Growth ensued and awards followed as Red Classic quickly became a trusted name in transportation.

Today we offer a full range of shipping solutions including dedicated solutions, asset management, logistics solutions and fleet maintenance - all under the same roof. We’re proud to be a part of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated family because it means we have the support of a fourth-generation family-run business with over 100 years of perfecting the customer experience.

When someone does business with us not only are they a partner in our Red Classic family, but they have the stability, integrity and service of a world class brand such as Coca Cola behind them.

Red Classic is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina with more than 80 hubs, terminals and maintenance shops across 14 states, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Indiana and Arkansas.