Building North America’s Premier Flatbed, Open-Deck and Specialized Trucking Company
Smokey Point Distributing, E.W. Wylie, J. Grady Randolph, Central Oregon Truck Company, Lone Star Transportation, Bulldog Hiway Express, Hornady Transportation and The Boyd Companies — including Boyd Bros. Transportation, WTI Transport and Mid Seven Transportation — make up Daseke Inc., the largest owner of flatbed, open-deck and specialized trucking capacity in North America.
We offer daily transportation services in 49 U.S. States, Canada and Mexico. Our experienced people and diverse open-deck flatbed trailers allow us to offer truckload, partial, team partial/truckload, over dimensional, large project moves and full service logistics.
Daseke helps some of the world’s most respected companies move heavy, cumbersome and time-sensitive loads, transporting some of the most visually interesting freight anywhere. On open-deck trailers across North America, our drivers can be seen moving wind turbine blades, aviation parts, the latest construction and agricultural heavy equipment, structural steel, pressure tanks, oil field equipment and construction materials.
Our family of companies comprises some of the most talented truckers, staff and leadership across the U.S.A. All of our companies share a commitment to serve, but remain true to the original spirit and missions of our individual operating companies.
Through best practices and collaboration, the Daseke flatbed trucking companies have come together to bring more value to everyone involved. Whether you are a customer, a partner or a member of our team—we know we’re all in this together.
Specialized Trucking Companies
“Transporting your precious cargo”
Smokey Point Distributing, based in Arlington, WA, was founded over 30 years ago. They offer one of North America’s most diverse trailer fleets – featuring retractable curtain trailers in flat bed, step deck and low profile step deck.
Founded in 1938, and operating terminals in West Fargo, N.D.; Sanford, N.C.; and Houston, Texas, E.W. Wylie runs flatbed and step-deck trailers. In addition to flatbed deliveries, the company handles specialized, high-value hauls and provides oil field cargo services.
Based in Gaffney, SC. Starting with a single truck in 1935, J. Grady Randolph is a third-generation family business, and is now one of the largest over-dimensional carriers in the Southeast.
Founded in 1988 as a small oilfield carrier in Abilene, Texas, Lone Star Transportation has grown to become one of North America’s premier specialized over-dimensional carriers. Their specialized expertise, trailer diversity and daily presence in Mexico have made Lone Star the go-to partner for customers with complex transportation needs.
In 1959, R.D. Moseley, a cornerstone of South Carolina trucking, bought a truck with $950 out of a $1,000 loan, leaving him with $50 in working capital. A graduate of The Citadel in South Carolina, he took the idea of his alma mater’s mascot to name his new company. Thus, Bulldog Hiway Express was born, and R.D. began delivering loads throughout the state of South Carolina.
Flatbed Trucking Companies
Based in Redmond, OR, Central Oregon Truck Company was formed in 1992 by a group of friends who were over-the-road drivers. They offer comprehensive logistical services as well as long haul, regional, and dedicated services throughout the United States and Canada.
In 1956, Dempsey Boyd and his brothers founded Boyd Bros. Transportation in Clayton, Ala. Boyd Bros. began to grow rapidly, particularly after 1997 with the acquisition of Tuscaloosa-based WTI Transport. The Boyd Companies now also include Mid Seven Transportation, Boyd Logistics and Boyd Bros. Transportation.
Founded in 1989, WTI Transport calls Tuscaloosa, AL home, with terminals in Birmingham, AL, Mobile, AL and Nashville, TN, plus an additional transport yard in Whites Creek, TN. WTI Transport is a 100% open-deck/specialized carrier servicing primarily the Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, and East Coast with shipments mainly consisting of roofing, building materials, and all types of aluminum, iron and steel products.
Hornady Transportation was founded by G.E. Hornady in 1928, later led by B.C. Hornady and is now in its third generation of leadership under Chris Hornady. Hornady Transportation of Monroeville, AL which has a terminal in Birmingham, operates a fleet late-model tractors and flatbed trailers.