Daseke Inc.

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January 16, 2018

Daseke Appoints CFO Company President

Daseke has named Scott Wheeler president of the large network of open deck fleets. He assumes the role from founder Don Daseke, who stays on as CEO and chairman.

January 2, 2018

Daseke Company Adds Washington Glass Hauler

Smokey Point Distributing, a Daseke company, has announced that Olympia, Wash.-based dedicated glass hauler Belmont Enterprises has joined the company.

December 21, 2017

Daseke Gives Drivers a Stake in the Company

By awarding drivers with stock in the company, Daseke hopes to give them a sense of pride and ownership in their work - and improve retention.

December 5, 2017

Daseke Adds Three More Flatbed and Specialized Carriers

Tennessee Steel Haulers & Co., The Roadmaster Group, and Moore Freight Service have all joined flatbed and specialized transportation company Daseke, the company announced.

November 13, 2017

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.

November 7, 2017

Bulldog Driver Pay Hike Includes Guaranteed Minimum Salary

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.

September 5, 2017

Daseke Merges with Arms Transporter 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.

August 9, 2017

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.

July 5, 2017

Daseke Continues North American Expansion with Latest Merger

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.

May 10, 2017

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.

May 1, 2017

Two Flatbed Carriers Merge With Daseke

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.

February 28, 2017

Q&A: Don Daseke on Going Public

On Feb, 28, the day the firm he founded began trading as a public company, Don Daseke, chairman and CEO of Daseke Inc., spoke with HDT Executive Editor David Cullen about the process the flatbed fleet operator followed to go public-- and why going public had been a long-held goal of his.

February 28, 2017

Daseke Goes Public via Merger with Hennessy Capital Acquisition

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.

December 27, 2016

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.

July 29, 2016

Smokey Point Distributing Honored Again for Safety Efforts

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.

September 8, 2015

Q&A: Don Daseke on Building a Nationwide Flatbed Carrier

The longtime businessman and investor talks about how he's adapted the Warren Buffet model to trucking as he builds a nationwide flatbed presence through mergers with well-run carriers, and why he got into trucking at an age when many are thinking of retirement.

August 11, 2015

Q&A: Chris Hornady on Becoming Part of Daseke

Chris Hornady is the third-generation leader of Alabama-based flatbed carrier Hornady Transportation. We spoke with him Monday shortly after the company announced it was becoming part of Daseke.

August 10, 2015

Hornady Transportation Merges with Daseke

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.

August 6, 2015

Former Southwest Airlines CFO Joins Daseke Board

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

July 2, 2015

Bulldog Hiway Express Brought Into Daseke Family of Carriers

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.

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