About Us

Our Story

West Side Transport is a family-owned mid-sized trucking company with over 40 years in the business.

 West Side Transport is a medium-sized company with a small company feel. We appreciate the drivers, mechanics, and office staff who work so hard to make every day run as smooth as possible. The family atmosphere was established over 40 years ago 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, the West Side trucking operation had expanded into the truckload, dry van business. To this day you will still find the owner hauling freight to understand better what our drivers endure on the daily. The West Side Transport leadership team is always reviewing and making changes to improve driver satisfaction while they are out driving on the road.

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.

Our Approach

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.

Convoy for a Cure

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

Operations

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.

Customer Services

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 Services

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.

Human Resources

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.

Sales

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. 

IT Services

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.

Logistics

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. 

Safety & Orientation

Our Safety and Orientation Team works with all drivers, new and experienced, to a strict standard of DOT compliance. We hire and retain only safe, service-oriented drivers, and office personnel.

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