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West Side Transport

4201 16th Avenue Southwest
Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404

800-677-5627

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West Side Transport | Truck Driving Jobs

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

$900/Week Minimum Pay Commitment
As soon as you take your first load with West Side Transport you will start receiving our $900 week minimum Pay Commitment for 12 weeks for a total potential earning for 3 months of work at almost $11,000. That will put you on pace to make $50,000 to $70,000 a year with bonuses and accessorial pays.

Increased Pay Rates – Treat you with Respect, Get you home, and Make a good Paycheck!

­Regional – Home Weekly

  • $.39 - $.45 starting pay depending on experience
  • 1 to 200 mile load pay on average an additional $.16 more per mile
  • Paid Monthly bonuses – Mileage, Safety and Fuel
  • Pay increases $.01 to $.02 every 1 to 5 months depending on starting experience.
  • $900 Week Minimum Pay Commitment

OTR – Home Bi-Weekly

  • $.41 to $.47 starting pay depending on experience
  • 1 to 200 mile load pay on average an additional $.16 more per mile
  • Paid Monthly bonuses – Mileage, Safety and Fuel
  • Pay increases $.01 to $.02 every 1 to 5 months depending on starting experience.
  • $900 Week Minimum Pay Commitment

Home Nightly

  • Ceadar Rapids, IA, Chicagoland, IL, St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN and Bloomington, IL
  • $.38 to $.41 per mile depending on experience
  • Range pay between $20 to $80 per load hauled
  • Paid Monthly bonuses – Mileage, Safety and Fuel

Team Pay

  • $.50/mile – Home Weekly
  • $.52/mile – Home Biweekly
  • Paid Monthly bonuses – Mileage, Safety and Fuel

 

Company Profile

West Side is a dry van carrier that operates a fleet of over 500 trucks and 2,100 trailers throughout the continental U.S. Our transportation services include long haul, dedicated and total logistics operations. West Side Transport is also a Certified Environmental Protection Agency Smart-Way Transport Provider.

We hire recent graduates and experienced drivers from MD, 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), and Charlotte, NC (30 mile radius).

West Side Transport offers state-of-the-art equipment and one of the best pay packages in the industry. But it's our drivers that really set us apart. We employ highly qualified, experienced drivers and continually reward them for their excellence.

DRIVER ADVANTAGES:

  • Qualcomm satellite communications
  • Comdata CabCard in-cab email service
  • PrePass to keep your out-of-pocket expenses to a minimum
  • 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
  • Option for In-Cab Scanning

* Contact West Side for more details on how to qualify.

MEDICAL INSURANCE:

West Side Transport strives to offer the best medical & dental insurance carriers and plans available in the industry. Please talk to one of our experienced recruiters for details.

LIFE INSURANCE:

  • $20,000 free coverage
  • Supplemental up to $300,000

VACATION:

  • 5 days paid after 1 year of service
  • 10 days paid after 2 years of service
  • 15 days paid after 7 years of service
  • 20 days paid after 12 years of service
  • 25 days paid after 20 years of service

RETIREMENT PLAN:

  • 401(k) available after only 6 months
  • Can contribute up to 50% of earnings into plan 

REGIONAL DRIVERS 

As a regional driver, you can expect to be home every Friday.

Professional driver will be home on Friday every week.

Midwest Regional - Home every Friday so you get the home time you deserve. Hiring out of the following cities and states.

Midwest Regional Team - Home every Friday so you get the home time you deserve. Same hiring area as the Midwest Regional solo positions.

Chicago Hub - Chicago, IL Area - Home daily position, Monday through Friday, that goes in a 200 mile radius around the Chicago, IL area.

Hub Club - Bloomington, IL - Home daily position, Monday through Friday, that goes in a 200 mile radius around Bloomington, IL area.

Driver type:

  • Company Driver
  • Team

Hiring By State:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District Of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Pay Scale

No Experience33¢ - 35¢ per mile
1- year Experience36¢ - 38¢ per mile
2- year Experience38¢ - 40¢ per mile
3- year Experience40¢ - 42¢ per mile
4- year Experience41¢ - 43¢ per mile

Benefits

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

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

General

Time Away From HomeWeekly or Bi-Weekly
Paid OrientationYes
Rider Program SpouseYes
Rider Program ChildYes
PetsNo