In 1966, Gene Cash, the current President of Vanport Trucking, was working in the plywood prefinish business in the Port of Vancouver. In 1981, Gene and his son Mark Cash bought their first flatbed truck, where they started hauling lumber and plywood to local family and friends. Gene and Mark later started hauling other commodities after acquiring a business relationship with some of their "customers." The father-son team has continued to work hard and watch their company grow even today.
Now known as Vanport Trucking Company, the two have developed a large fleet of local trucks that run throughout all of Oregon and Washington along the I-5 corridor. Vanport is now providing service throughout the Continental United States and Canada through the transportation division as well.