Van Wyk Freight Lines Inc


The freight company was started with the joint efforts of Vernon and Loretta Van Wyk who began with a single truck in 1962 and a vision, which has grown to approximately 80 employees.  Since its inception till the present day, a journey spanning over 40 years in transportation history, Van Wyk Freight Lines has been serving customers from its central Iowa location in Grinnel.

The company maintains its late model fleet and a 39-door service center and corporate offices at the Grinnell location, just off Interstate 80. Van Wyk Freight Lines is focused on providing outstanding service within the mid-western region, along with its expedited service to California and also provides service to the remaining points in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

Van Wyk Freight Lines holds safety in high regard and places great importance on that of its employees and has maintained a superior safety record since it began and has received several safety awards. The company stresses on the value of keeping lines of communication open at all times too as this is the basis for a good working relationship and therefore, Van Wyk Freight Lines drivers are in close communication via cellular telephones.  This feature allows Van Wyk Freight Lines dispatchers to serve customers on short notice if necessary and all shipments are picked up and delivered promptly and efficiently.

All customers have benefited from the company's commitment to excellent service and customer satisfaction for over 35 years and their area of operation is as wide as is their customer base-Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, California, Indiana, Kentucky, Nebraska, South Dakota, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, New Mexico and Texas.

The company has a 39 door service center and corporate office and a late model fleet, heated dock, cellular phone equipped trucks, a toll Free line, Centralized rating, tracing and O.S.&D, Interline connections to and from nearly all points in U.S., Canada and Mexico, warehousing facilities to further aid customers and a rating and bill of loading software which accounts for their accuracy. The company is Y2K compliant and Hazardous materials certified as well.