About Us - West Side Transport
West Side Transport was started in the late 1960s by the Vogt family — and is still family-run to this day. The business began salvaging grain spills at train yards using just a couple of pickups and shovels. As the company grew, the Vogt family added semi-tractors and hopper trailers to accommodate customer needs. By the late 1980s, our trucking operation had expanded into the truckload, dry van business. Throughout the company’s history, providing outstanding service to customers has always been our focus. Today, we still make every business investment decision based on the question, “What would our customers want us to do?”
West Side Transport is a company that takes the time to make sure every person feels appreciated and respected. Special events like our Annual West Side Transport Gala, Driver Appreciation parties, show how we DEMONSTRATE appreciation for our West Side Transport family. We take the time to recognize achievements with award presentations for the driver of the month, graduating students, and more. In the end, it is how we treat people that make West Side Transport the family that it truly is. We truly appreciate everything our employees do to contribute towards the success of West Side Transport.
The No Kick® Crank
The No Kick® Crank was developed by the owner of West Side Transport. He truly cares about the well-being and safety of the team. The “No Kick® Crank” eliminates dolly crank counter-rotation bodily injuries through a gear system that prevents bounce back on the dolly leg handle.
On August 23rd, 2016, West Side Transport launched the very colorful Convoy for a Cure trailer to the fleet. The employees who raised $30,000 for purchasing the trailer were on hand, as well as several volunteers from Gems of Hope. West Side has pledged to donate a portion of the revenue to various local cancer charities for the life of the trailer. On October 4th, 2017, the first community award was presented to Gems of Hope for $10,000! It was a great day, to say the least!
Meet the Team
The 24/7 Dispatch and Operations department maintains the daily efficiency of planning loads, problem-solving, and coordinating our drivers to serve each customer successfully.
Recruiting & Marketing
We believe in integrity, honesty, and providing a family-friendly experience to ensure you are making the right choice in joining a great company.
Payroll & Billing
Our experienced team works with both drivers and customers to ensure quality service by building strong relationships throughout the company and with our customers.
We pride ourselves on our ability to service all our customers and lanes with the service they expect and deserve. Our team is equipped with the tools and skills to handle the needs our customers set forth efficiently.
Driver's expectations are met by creating the best driving job in the industry by treating every driver with respect, give quality home time, and provide a reliable weekly paycheck through our weekly minimum pay commitment.
West Side Transport is there for employees when they need support in life and on the job. West Side offers excellent benefits packages for health, dental, vision, and more.
We provide premium service at a fair price. We have over 45 years in the truckload industry, always focusing on our customer's expectations. We are proud to service major blue-chip national accounts as well as regional and local shippers.
Mechanic Shop & Maintenance
West Side has a full-service shop with mechanics and techs that work around the clock to ensure our equipment meets DOT regulations. The company's standards keep our drivers safe and assure the freight we haul is delivered safely and on time to its destination.
We invest in proven technologies to maximize paperless transaction processing with customers and drivers. Our team is equipped with the tools and skills to handle our customer needs they set forth efficiently.
The West Side Logistics team offers over 100+ years' experience to solve all transportation needs. Our team prides themselves on open communication with our customers and believe in developing strong working relationships.
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Contact us to learn more about West Side Transport. Let us answer any questions you may have.