West Side invests in two transportation companies

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West Side Unlimited Corp., the parent company of West Side Transport, announced that it has invested in a 50 percent ownership of RFK Transportation and RFK Transportation Logistics. The Robert Kazimour family will own the remaining 50 percent interest in these companies. The RFK companies will operate under limited liability company legal structure; terms were not announced.

West Side says the investments, effective July 1, will allow it to expand the number of power units offered to customers from 420 semi-tractors to 520 semi-tractors, and the number of 53-foot air-ride, duraplate dry-van trailers from 1,150 to more than 1,400, an increase in equipment capacity of about 25 percent. The new companies will allow the RFK organization to provide a significantly large volume of transportation capacity to its customers, according to West Side.

RFK Transportation Logistics will be a full-service transportation logistics provider, capable of providing truckload logistical services throughout the continental United States through its large network of truckload asset-based carriers, West Side says. West Side and RFK both say the expansion represents their organizations’ commitment to expanding and making significant trucking capacity available to their customers.

West Side also recently announced its first-quarter Drivers of the Month for January, February and March 2007 during the company’s first-quarter safety meeting in May at the company’s headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Dale Chittick of Williamsburg, Iowa, received the honor of January Driver of the Month; Thornton Dixon of Blackville, S.C., was named February Driver of the Month; and the March honoree was Troy Williams of Calvert, Texas.