Parker Towing Company has grown into one of the largest barge lines in the Southeastern United States after starting from its humble beginning on the banks of the Black Warrior River where founder, Tim Parker, began pushing wooden barges loaded with coal. The company has since launched the region s most powerful fleet of towboats. They range from 1,000 to 4,200 horsepower. Parker Towing Company is one of the leading carriers of the inland system and it provides services related to barging, vessels, stevedoring and shipyards. Parker Towing Company is based in Northport, Ala.