West Side was started in the late 1960s by the Vogt family — and is still family run to this day. The business started salvaging grain spills at train yards using just a couple of trucks and shovels. As the business grew the Vogt family added semi tractors and hopper trailers to accommodate customer needs. The founder’s sons took the company reins in the late 1970s and today Don Vogt serves as President, CEO and Chairman of the Board. 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. Many of our customers have been with West Side for many years and regularly comment about the quality of our personnel and the consistency of on-time pickups and deliveries. Today, we still make every business investment decision based on the question, “What would our customers want us to do?”