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.
Daseke is on a stated mission to expand its share of the flatbed and specialized freight market. Since becoming a publicly traded company earlier this year, the company has added on The Schilli Companies, Big Freight Systems, and The Steelman Companies.
R&R Trucking is one of fewer than 20 companies in the U.S. that are allowed to transport sensitive cargo for the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy, according to Daseke. It is also one of the few companies approved by DoD to own and operate high-security terminals.
R&R Trucking moves specialty cargo requiring unique training and security clearances. This includes the transport of defense and commercial arms, ammunition, and explosives, radioactive cargo, and hazardous materials through its network of high-security terminals.
“With over 3,800 tractors and over 8,200 flatbed and specialized trailers, Daseke is the largest owner of flatbed and specialized equipment in North America, yet accounts for less than 1% of the highly fragmented $133 billion flatbed and specialized freight market,” said Don Daseke, president and chief executive officer of Daseke.
“We took Daseke public in February of this year to accelerate our vision of building North America's premier flatbed and specialized transportation company," he added. "We continue to attract top-tier companies to join us as we build upon our national scale and further enhance the synergies throughout our unique transportation network.”