Daseke Inc., a family of flatbed and specialized carriers, continues to grow with the addition of Redmond, Ore.-based Central Oregon Truck Co.
The transaction, which took place Aug. 1, comes on the heels of Gaffney, S.C.-based J. Grady Randolph Inc. joining Daseke, making the holding company one of the 20 largest flatbed and specialty carriers in North America. Other Daseke companies include Smokey Point Distributing and E.W. Wylie.
Originally formed by a group of friends who were former drivers, Central Oregon Truck Co. has been a flatbed carrier throughout the 11 western states, and has grown to handle loads with customers throughout the lower 48 states and in Canada.
The company’s new 28,000-square-foot showcase facility features sleeping rooms, an exercise facility, café, computer lab and laundry mat.