Van Eerden Trucking Co Inc


The company is based in Byron Center, Michigan and was founded in 1980 and is currently being managed by the grandsons of its founder. It is now an 85 year old full service food distributor, created to provide backhaul services which had operated mainly  as a small owner-operator fleet until 1987, when Van Eerden developed into a fleet of company owned and operated equipment.
The company operates from a new facility today, with over 135 power units and 300 trailers covering needs of 48 states Contract and Common Carrier Authority, along with a Brokers license and its markets include the Southeast, Southwest and West Coast states. JIT or "Just-In-Time" service is provided to a  select customer base utilizing both dry van and refrigerated services. All the equipment is modern and well maintained by an expert team of maintainance personnel. The vehicles have Qualcomm Communication Devices for tracking on both tractors and trailer types.
Some of the services extended by Van Eerden are towards industry specific needs like flowers, plants, beverages, processed foods and pharmaceuticals/beauty aids. The general commodities carried are through the dry van service and extended towards office furniture, household furnishings, general commodities like blanket wrap and logistic bar services through the companyÂâ€Ã¢„¢s capable Van and Reefer Truckload services.
The company offers many benefits for its drivers, some of which are pay based on PC Miler practical miles, per diem of $41 per night away from home which is verified by logs, drop pay of $10.00 per stop excluding first pick up and final drop for single drivers with less than a yearÂâ€Ã¢„¢s seniority.  The 401(k) savings program is also extended to drivers and the eligibility for which is one year or having attained 21 years of age in which the company matches up to 25 percent of the contribution.
This is one company that is dedicated to providing its employees and customers with the best resources and services, offering value to all while providing stability to the work force. Van Eerden Trucking's growth has been based upon reliability, exceptional customer service and a commitment to continuous improvement.