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West Side Transport

4201 16th Avenue Southwest
Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404


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Company Overview:

Thank you for visiting West Side on the World Wide Web. For almost 40 years, West Side has been a leader in the industry by providing unsurpassed customer service and offering the newest advancements in technology.

The Vogt family founded West Side in the 1960s and continues to own and operate it today. West Side's mission is to provide total quality service through dedication to our customers and employees, hard work and integrity. West Side's goal is to reflect our values in all that we do.

West Side Transport offers state-of-the-art equipment and one of the best pay packages in the industry. Please take a look to learn more about what West Side can do for you.

General Information


  • Rates of pay 38 to 45 cents per mile
  • Base loaded and empty rates per mile


  • Qualcomm satellite communications
  • Comdata CabCard in-cab email service
  • PrePass
  • Comdata with an option of direct deposit*
  • We are members of Transflo Express for truck stop paperwork scanning
  • Single source dispatch available 24/7
  • No hazmat required
  • No forced New York City
  • "We Are Family" Program*
  • Company store
  • Rider policy*
  • Weekly payroll
  • Fitness facility (available when at our corporate office in Cedar Rapids, IA)
  • Driver Mentor Program
  • Disability insurance available
  • Flexible spending accounts for medical & dependent care

Hiring Recent Grads in:

IA, IL, MO, MI, WI, IN, OH, MN, KS,  PA, GA, NC, NJ, TN, KY, CT, Atlanta, GA (50 mile radius), Jacksonville, FL (20 mile radius), Baltimore, MD (50 mile radius)  and Charlotte, NC (50 mile radius)

Network Fleet in Charlotte, NC and Jacksonville, FL


West Side Transport understand there is a transition period anytime you start a new position which is why we started a Transitiion Pay.  Every Midwest Regional and Network Fleet driver will receive an additional $100 per week on top of their mileage pay for 25 weeks.  After 6 months with us you will have made an additional $2,500 in Transition Pay.  On a 2,000 mile week that is an additional 5¢ per mile on top of your regular mileage pay.

Short Haul Pay - we pay you extra for taking loads that are 2 - 200 miles.

Driver type:

  • Company Driver
  • Team

Hiring By State:

  • Connecticut
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Wisconsin

Pay Scale

Up to 43¢ per mile + $2,500 Transition Pay


Dental Insurance Yes
Health Insurance Yes
Profit Sharing No
Retirement Plan Yes
Safety Bonuses Yes
Vision Insurance No

Driver Requirements

Minimum Age22
Minimum ExperienceNone
License TypeClass A
Trailer Experience AcceptedAuto Hauling, Double/Triples, Drop Deck, Dry Van, Flatbed, HHG, None, Other, Reefer, Specialized, Tanker
Driving PreferenceDedicated, Local, OTR (Over-The-Road), Regional
Allowable Moving Violations3
Allowable Preventable Accidents3
Hazmat EndorsementNo
DWI/DUI AcceptedYes


Paid OrientationYes
Rider Program SpouseYes
Rider Program ChildYes