In 1973, John O'Neal and R.W. Anderson purchased an underground storage facility in Gibsland, LA from Hercules Petroleum Corporation. This acquisition included a fleet of L.P. Gas trailers and allowed the O'Neal family to expand their L.P. Gas wholesale marketing operations. In addition, Hercules Transport, Inc. was organized to identify the activities of the trucking company with a terminal in Choudrant, LA. In the early 1980's, Tom O'Neal, son of founder John O'Neal, opened a Marketing office in Houston, TX. The deregulation of the 1980's and 1990's provided many opportunities for Hercules Transport, Inc. to expand its transportation services. In 1987, Hercules Transport opened its first South Louisiana truck terminal in Carville, LA. The terminal in Rayne, LA opened in the Fall of 1996, and another in Dayton, TX in Summer 1998.


Today, the Hercules Transport family consists of nearly 100 employees. The company is continuing to grow and mostly transports Liquefied Petroleum Gas, anhydrous ammonia, and a host of other chemicals. Hercules is a family-owned company that values it's employees and involvement in the community. Owner and President, Tom O'Neal, gives back to the community by providing the transportation of Louisiana Tech athletic equipment to all away games. The marketing division of Hercules Transport provides marketing and delivery services for customers in the refining, midstream and chemical space across the Gulf Coast. By knowing both the markets and the conditions that affect our customers, Hercules Transport can provide high quality service and support the needs of major chemical and refining organizations. Understanding the cyclicality as well as market dynamics that make those products move is our specialty.



"The driver team, combined with the well-maintained fleet enables Hercules Transport to provide the superb service that customers have come to expect."


—  Bulk Transporter, 2002