History

About Villa Park Trucking, Inc.

Nationwide Agriculture Trucking Company

Villa Park Trucking was founded by Don and Kathleen Clift in November 1969. At the time of its creation, Villa Park Trucking was one truck with one driver servicing one customer. Initially our business was hauling loads as a Sunkist Contract Carrier.

Based out of the Sunkist packing house in Villa Park, CA, Villa Park Trucking hauled loads from citrus fields to a packing house in Orange, CA, and a juice plant in Ontario, CA. From the Sunkist packing house packed fruit was transported to the Long Beach Harbor.

VPT remained in its starting location at the Sunkist house until 1982. Thirteen years later, we had outgrown our first location and made a move to Corona, CA into a full service trucking yard. We stayed in Corona for 18 years until yet again more space was required to house and repair all of our equipment. At this point, in an attempt to better service our customers, we decided to have two full-service terminals: one in Southern CA and the second in Central CA.

With an emphasis on customer service, Don and Kathy were able to build their one truck company to what is now a large fleet of trucks with a multitude of trailers and services. In thanks to our roots we harbor strong beliefs in the value of hard work, attention to detail, and above all creating a friendly and family-like rapport with our employees and customers.

With those values and referrals from our customers, our company has grown from its humble origin to a full-service fleet capable of servicing customers on the West Coast, East Coast, and everywhere in between.

If you are considering joining our team of outstanding drivers or becoming a VPT customer, we invite you to contact us today. We look forward to meeting you!