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Daseke Inc.

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November 13, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Daseke Returns to Profitability in Third Quarter

Flatbed and specialized trucking company operator Daseke Inc. moved back into the black during the third quarter after reporting a loss during the same time in 2016.

Tags: Fleet Earnings, Daseke Inc.

November 7, 2017 - Industry News

Bulldog Driver Pay Hike Includes Guaranteed Minimum Salary

With Phil Byrd, president of Bulldog Hiway Express (second from right) are senior drivers (left to right), Robert Gibbs, Timothy Smith,and Gerald Waring. Photo courtesy of Bulldog Hiway Express

Bulldog Hiway Express, a Daseke company, has announced a driver-compensation program called Salary Plus thatincludes a guaranteed minimum salary of $1,000 a week in its flatbed division.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, Daseke Inc., Bulldog

September 5, 2017 - Industry News

Daseke Merges with Arms Transporter R&R Trucking

R&R Trucking transports specialty cargo requiring unique training and security clearances and is a leading specialized transporter of defense and commercial AA&E (arms, ammunitions and explosives) cargo. Photo: R&R Trucking

Daseke has announced a merger with R&R Trucking, a specialized transporter of defense and commercial arms, ammunitions, and explosives cargo – the fourth company addition for Daseke in the past four months.

Tags: Flatbeds, Mergers & Acquisitions, Daseke Inc.

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

Daseke Reports Second Straight Loss Since Going Public

One of the largest owners of flatbed and specialized trucking services providers moved from a profit to a loss in the second quarter of the year while reporting its second straight quarterly loss since becoming a publicly traded company early in 2017.

Tags: Fleet Earnings, Daseke Inc.

July 5, 2017 - Industry News

Daseke Continues North American Expansion with Latest Merger

The Steelman Companies, which specializes in flatbed and heavy-haul freight, has joined the Daseke family of companies. Photo: Daseke

Daseke has announced a merger with The Steelman Companies, the third such deal in the past two months, continuing the company’s North American expansion.

Tags: Flatbeds, Heavy Haul, Mergers & Acquisitions, Daseke Inc.

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Daseke Posts $8.6 Million Loss, Radiant Logistics Sees Small Profit

Flatbed carrier group Daseke Inc. has released its first earnings report since becoming a publicly traded company earlier this year. It shows that losses moved higher, but the company’s expectations remain high.

Tags: Radiant Logistics, Fleet Earnings, Daseke Inc.

May 1, 2017 - Industry News

Two Flatbed Carriers Merge With Daseke

Photo: The Schilli Companies

Two open deck specialized transportation companies, The Schilli Companies and Big Freight Systems, have merged with Daseke, which says it's the largest owner of open deck equipment in North America.

Tags: Flatbeds, Mergers & Acquisitions, Daseke Inc., Canada

February 28, 2017 - Industry News

Daseke Goes Public via Merger with Hennessy Capital Acquisition

Cargo-securement training at WTI, one of the open-deck carriers in the Daseke family of companies. Photo: Daseke Inc.

Flatbed fleet operator Daseke Inc. became a public company on Feb. 27 by completing its previously announced merger with Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II. The deal included HCAC changing its name to Daseke, Inc.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Daseke Inc.

December 27, 2016 - Industry News

Daseke Agrees to Merger Worth $626 million

Daseke, a flatbed, open-deck and specialty trucking company, has agreed to a $626 million merger agreement with Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp., which will make it a publicly traded company.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Flatbed, Daseke Inc.

July 29, 2016 - Industry News

Smokey Point Distributing Honored Again for Safety Efforts

Chris Zondlo, SPD safety coordinator (2nd from left), receives a Great West Safety Award from Great West’s Kevin Skow (far left), and the WTA’s Safety Fleet of the Year Award from Jason Berry, Washington State Patrol assistant chief (2nd from right) and Tom Walrath, of T.E. Walrath Trucking and WTA president (far right). Photo: Daseke

Arlington, Wash.-based Smokey Point Distributing, a Daseke company, has been named the Washington Trucking Association’s “Safety Fleet of the Year” in the common carrier (over 5 million miles) category.

Tags: Driver Safety, Smokey Point Distributing, Safety, Daseke Inc.

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Hornady Transportation Merges with Daseke

Hornady Transportation's fleet of 230 late-model tractors and 325 flatbed trailers run east of the Rocky Mountains from the company's terminal in Birmingham.

Hornady Transportation of Monroeville, Ala., is the latest flatdeck carrier to join forces with Daseke Inc., an Addison, Texas, company that has over the past several years built up what it says is the largest company-owned fleet of flatbed, open-deck and specialty trucking capacity in North America.

Tags: Flatbeds, Mergers & Acquisitions, Daseke Inc.

August 6, 2015 - Industry News

Former Southwest Airlines CFO Joins Daseke Board

(From the left) Laura Wright is the newest independent member to be elected to the board of directors of Daseke Inc. (Also pictured) Ron Gafford, Scott Wheeler, Don Daseke, Brian Bonner and Tom Hund. Photo via Daseke

Former Southwest Airlines chief financial officer Laura H. Wright has been elected to Daseke’s board of directors.

Tags: Leadership, People, Southwest Airlines, Daseke Inc.

July 2, 2015 - Industry News

Bulldog Hiway Express Brought Into Daseke Family of Carriers

Photo courtesy of Daseke

Bulldog Hiway Express, the company of past American Trucking Associations Chairman Phil Byrd, is merging with the Daseke family of flatbed, open-deck and specialty carriers.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Flatbed, Daseke Inc.

November 14, 2013 - Industry News

Flatbed Fleet Merger to Create a Top-Five Open Deck/Specialized Carrier

Daseke Inc. of Addison, Texas, and Clayton, Ala.-based Boyd Bros. Transportation announced a merger they say will put them into the top five largest open deck/specialty carriers.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Flatbed, Daseke Inc.

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