What can you expect when working with Van Wyk? You can count on dealing with people who are courteous and friendly, and who live the Midwestern work ethic. Our goal is to give you peace of mind in knowing that your shipment is being handled safely and delivered on time. You can expect top-tier service and open, honest communication, as the cornerstone of our relationship.

Since 1958

Our History

The year was 1959, and brothers Arlan and Dennis Van Wyk make a life-altering decision. They decided to go into the trucking business together. So, with two trucks hauling both grain and livestock in a five-state area, they started Van Wyk Bros. Trucking. Through their business insight and hard work, their enterprise grew steadily. Then, in 1970, two things happened that changed the trajectory of the company. Van Wyk Bros. Trucking became simply, Van Wyk, Inc., and instead of primarily hauling livestock and grain, they began to haul temperature-controlled and perishable cargo. With this they found their niche.

Since then, Van Wyk has seen steady growth, expanding through acquisition and organic growth. What started with two brothers and two trucks has grown to a team of over two-hundred, operating 200+ trucks, out of three locations.

steady growth
for over 65 years

Our Timeline

1958 Arlan Van Wyk purchased 2 trucks from Herman Lode and put an ad in the local paper advertising his services.
1959 Dennis Van Wyk joins Arlan in business forming Van Wyk Bros. Trucking
1970 Van Wyk Bros. Trucking becomes Van Wyk, Inc.
1980 The Motor Carrier Act of 1980 deregulates the trucking industry.
1981 Van Wyk, Inc. builds a new 5-bay, 15,000 sq ft facility on 18 acres in Sheldon, Iowa.
1983 25th year in business was celebrated by taking the VW team to Florida.
1985 Dave Van Wyk (son of Arlan) and Jay Van Wyk (son of Denny) joined the company as assistant operations manager and traffic manager respectively.
1987 Van Wyk, Inc. purchased Sunderman Transfer of Windom, MN
1988 Tragic and untimely death of Dennis Van Wyk
1994 Dave Van Wyk is named President and CEO when Arlan transitions to a less active role.
1994 Van Wyk begins operations in Waynesboro, VA creating a hub for hiring and serving customers on the eastern seaboard.
1997 TRAFFIC Insurance Ltd. awards Van Wyk, Inc. the Wylie/Haskie Award for Best Overall Safety Performance
2007 Van Wyk, Inc. purchases R&S Transportation of Great Bend, KS
2019 Dave transitions to a new role and Darla Arends is named President of Van Wyk, Inc.