Our History

More than 60 years of trucking… one truck at a time.

Jacob Sikes Asphalt has been relying on V. Dolan Trucking since we started in 1996. They are reliable, dependable, efficient and prompt. But even more importantly, they go out of their way to help as needed. I recommend them.

Jacob Sikes Asphalt, Santa Rosa, CA

V. Dolan Trucking got its start in 1953 when Jim Brandal and his girlfriend Verla Dolan decided to start a hauling company. One bought a truck and the other bought a license. When Verla went to the county to fill out the required paperwork, they asked for a name. Since Verla was the only owner available to sign the paperwork, V. Dolan Trucking was born.

Jim’s son Tom Brandal, who began his work with the company in 1969 as a driver, owned and operated V. Dolan Trucking for 39 years.


The family business has now been taken over by Verla and Jim’s granddaughter Kim, who started working at the office in 1986, and her husband Erik Fowler, who started as the driver in 1993. They look forward to serving their local community, schools and the construction industry for many more years!

History at a Glance