C. Grier Truck Museum

The C Grier Beam Truck Musum has a wonderful display of trucks dating back to 1927, plus lots of photos and memorabilia. Experience the early days of trucking as they come alive through exhibits at the C. Grier Beam Truck Museum. This truly impressive attraction was founded in 1982 by the Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation as part of its 50th Anniversary celebration.

Housed partly in the original gas station where Carolina Freight had its humble beginnings, you can explore over 7500 square feet of beautifully maintained vintage trucks dating back to 1927 and memorabilia from the last seven decades.

C. Grier Beam's long and successful venture into the trucking industry began in 1932. Fresh out of college yet unemployed, his vision began with a 1931 Chevrolet truck bought on good faith and a series of notes. From hauling coal for the Lincoln County Schools, to transporting fresh fruit from Florida, this young entrepreneur expanded his enterprise from the fledgling Beam Trucking Company to an operation grossing over $137,000 in 1937.


  • 111 North Mountain St.
  • Cherryville, NC


  • Telephone: 704-435-3072
  • Hours: Thurs 10-3, Fri 10-5, Sat 10-3
C. Grier Truck Museum

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