• Report: #634451
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  • Submitted: Wed, August 25, 2010
  • Updated: Sun, October 16, 2011

  • Reported By: joe — omaha Nebraska United States of America
4201 16th avenue southwest cedar rapids, Iowa United States of America

WEST SIDE TRANSPORT...........iowa turd ..........if you smell turd its not the cows from the local farms .......its coming from westside transport. cedar rapids, Iowa

*General Comment: Westside Transport: A Good Company to Work For

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Who is the Spineless coward Disco Queen

*UPDATE Employee: Fair Compnay

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: TIMOTHY WHITNEY

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Thats not even half of it

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I worked for WEST SIDE TRANSPORT, for about 1 yr, and resigned in disgust  because, of their deception and fraud committed against drivers.......I refused to tolerate their unjust behavior, for example their pay scale is a fraud .......the less miles you get the lower you are paid per mile!....no I am not kidding, ..........you can guarantee you get under 1500, miles a week , and you will recieve 29 cents a mile......the fraud is if you get over 2000, miles a week you will be paid 38 cents per mile.......that will never happen!!...
they keep you at 1500-1600 a week!!
Also the so-called  benefits are a scam!!! you will have to see to believe!
Don Vogt,the owner/ceo ,is a well known crook in cedar rapids ,Iowa......you can see a picture of this a*****e,holding up his grandaughter on west side transports web site www.westsidetransport.com
The so-called safety director, is TIMOTHY WHITNEY, to best describe him....... a little weasel, about 5 feet tall, with thick coke bottle glasses, ...and when you go in his office, you will see pictures of his ugly daughter displayed on his wall!

Also, the two incompetent recruiters JOSH SCHAUF AND CORY.......JOSH IS THE WEASEL WITH THE PEACH FUZZ BEARD.......ha hah ha!
Oh, you will also meet the human resources director her name is ...AMY JORDAN,...she is a cow that has a big space between her teeth!!!   
And of course, the payroll director,.....A real fat ,nasty cow named TRUDY WIDRICK.
....... Orientation is given by a woman about 57, her name is SUE SMITH,...she is another incompetent idiot who has dark circles under her eyes,and is very confused!

Well I hope my" SHORT EVALUATION" of west side transport was helpful.........to sum this up if you are a driver who has some decency ,...please  try a different trucking company!!!

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#1 General Comment

Westside Transport: A Good Company to Work For

AUTHOR: Mrs. Richard Aten - ()

My husband drove for Westside for over 8 years. We live in Ohio, but as his spouse I went on the road with him a lot. I had numorous oppertunities to meet the Iowa work staff. They became an extended family to us. I also know that they place family first and foremost.I know because when I had to have emergency surgery they got my husband home and told him to call them when HE was ready to go again. In other words, when he felt okay about leaving me.


When my husband was home ill and almost died, the workers at Westside went above and beyond to help with all the financial things dealing with insurance and stuff so that I could focus on my wonderful husband. When my husband became disabled and had to be let go, they did not want to lose him and they told him that straight out.


I can also tell you that every worker that I know at Westside are beautiful inside and out. They treat you like family, not like employees. My husband always got in good miles because he was willing to work hard, odd hours to get the job done without accidents, tardiness, or breakage. If you are willing to put in the hours, then Westside will give you the miles. If you only want to work 8 hours a day, are late all the time, and get bad reviews from the shippers and recievers then you should expect a repremand of less miles to encourage you to act like decent human beings on the road.Once you straighten up they will increase your milage.


I would do the same as an employer. Westside will give the drivers more chances though than any other company out there and they will make you aware of what you need to change in order to do better. Other companies will expect you to just know on your own what you are doing wrong. The benefits that Westside offer are good benefits. I shold know as I, as a spouse, reaped the rewards with my husband.


Now, lets take a look at logic:

1) The complaintant in the original post spouts off by attacking people's looks and children. I say, "shame on him! He shold know better!" A real complaintant would give facts and figures, not attack individuals and their innocent children.

2) There is no offer of specifics to prove what is being said.

3) This ex-employee is obviously frustrated, but at who really? Westside for having and following their ethics, or himself for failing to do well and maintain his employment?

My husband and I BOTH miss Westside and wouold go back to the company in a new york minute. This guy obviously did not get to know the Westside staff or he would know that they are wonderful people that one would be proud to call their own family.

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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Who is the Spineless coward Disco Queen

AUTHOR: RichardNorton - (Norway)

If anyone reading this knows anything about this anonymous coward Disco Queen, name, address etc. please contact me. This anonymous coward jailhouse lawyer published the name, previous names, address and previous addresses, telephone nr., birth date, ex-husband, a picture of the house of a friend of mine here on ripoffreport. http://www.ripoffreport.com/liars/penny-e-hoffland/penny-e-hoffland-pennymusicma-579b3.htm

 I see that this coward is accusing people employed at West Side Transport of driving while intoxicated!

Best way to force this spineless coward to take responsibility for his actions is to expose him!

I will publish just like this anonymous coward has and I will publish it several places.

I operate with my real name Richard Norton and I live in Norway. I am not a coward and my email is rhnorton@c2i.net. If rippoff insists on removing my email you can google my name + Norway. I am easy to find.
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#3 UPDATE Employee

Fair Compnay

AUTHOR: Backbone - (United States of America)

I go by the handle Backbone and I have been driving for West Side Transport for about 3 years. I must say that when I started driving here I thought it was a mistake because of the sliding pay scale but once I got a relationship with my dispatcher I was amazed at how well the system works. They got rid of the sliding pay scale program and now I make .39 cents per mile and get some bonuses from time to time. I read some other posts about the company screwing over drivers but they are just mad cause they can't hack it out on the road. I enjoy getting home weekly and sometime every other weekend and my dispatcher is a wonderful lady. Sometimes the freight is a little slow but I more than make up for it on the good weeks. If I have one other complaint it would be the office is a little slow sometimes but they seem like they might be slightly under staffed so I'm patient. Keep it painted side up road warriors and watch out for Backbone when your on I-80.
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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds


AUTHOR: Disco Queen - (USA)

Tim Whitney has been the safety director of Westside Transport since the early 90's and has three DWI's in his personal vehicle all before 1994.  My ex-partner and I use to run team with Westside and to this day I do not understand why Don allowed him to keep his job as the safety director.  Its do what I say, not what I do in Tim's world. 

If I can fine any open records laws in Iowa I will post the facts here so you all can see this is one safety director that doesn't walk the walk.

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#5 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Thats not even half of it

AUTHOR: chris - (United States of America)

I also worked for Westside Transport several years ago. I was fired after I was toldthem Ihad cancer to get me off their medical. After my termination, they had put down that I quit and unemployment was not an option. After a two year fight with the EEOC, I find out their claim was I quit for no reason and never told them I had cancer. I guess the chemo sessions were all in my mind. Well, to make a long story short, I could have sued and won but it turns out that I was able to get another job, I would not win any money even though they broke the law.

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