West Side Transport Company Profile at OTR Pro Trucker

Hiring Profile

Hiring Driver Types:

  • Company Drivers
  • Teams

Benefits Information

Driver Benefits:

  • Fuel Surcharge
  • Layover Pay
  • Pickup/Drop Pay
  • Orientation Pay

Company Benefits:

  • Medical/Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Retirement 401K


Minimum Age:

  • 22 years
  • Minimum Driving Experience:

  • None
  • Tickets:

  • 3, in past three years
  • Accidents:

  • 3, in past three years
  • Hiring Teams:

  • Yes
  • Hire with a felony:

    • Yes, If felony is at least 5 years old

    Hire with a DUI:

    • Yes, If DUI is at least 5 years old

    About West Side Transport

    Hiring in the following states:
    CT, IL, IN, IA, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TN, and WI

    Increased Pay Rates - Treat you with Respect, get you home, and make a good paycheck!

    Regional & Network Fleet Pay Rates

    $.33 to $.43 starting pay depending on experience.

    1 to 200 mile loads pay on average an additional $.16 more per mile.

    PAID monthly bonuses on mileage, safety and fuel.

    Pay increases $.01 to $.02 every 1 to 5 months depending on your starting experience.

    $2,500 Transition Pay bonus ($100/week extra for 25 weeks).

    Home Nightly

    Cedar Rapids, IA, Chicagoland, St. Paul/Minneapolis, and Indianapolis areas.

    $.36/mile starting base pay.

    PAID monthly bonuses on mileage, safety and fuel.

    $2,500 Transition Pay bonus ($100/week extra for 25 weeks).

    Team Pay

    $.50/mile - Home Weekly.

    $.52/mile - Home Biweekly.

    PAID monthly bonuses on mileage, safety and fuel.

    $5,000 Transition Pay Bonus ($2,500/each driver).

    Talk to one of our experienced recruiters for details about these great pay additions to one of the top mileage paying companies in the trucking industry.

    Transition Pay

    $2,500 Transition Pay

    $100 extra for 25 weeks!

    West Side Transport understands there is a transition period anytime you start a new position which is why we started a Transition Pay. Every driver that is on our home weekly and biweekly positions will receive an additional $100 a 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 top of your regular per mile base pay.

    West Side Transport Offers:

    Per Diem Option

    Short Haul Pay

    Stop Pay

    Detention Pay

    Breakdown Pay

    Unloading Pay

    Layover Pay

    City Pay

    New York City Pay

    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.



    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.


    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.


    $20,000 free coverage

    Supplemental up to $300,000


    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


    401(k) available after only 6 months

    Can contribute up to 50% of earnings into plan