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Dallas Business Journal: Since acquiring 4 companies in 4 months, this DFW company’s stock is up 38 percent

*Written by Evan Hoopfer and approved for reprint by Dallas Business Journal.  The growth strategy of Daseke, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSKE) is clear — grow through acquisitions of companies that aren’t for sale. Between May 1 and Sept. 5, the Addison-based trucking firm acquired four companies, and its stock price has responded well. Shares are up […]

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Ozarks Technical Community College Donor Jim Towery Honored By Missouri Community College Association’s Award of Distinction

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Ozarks Technical Community College donor and Foundation board member Jim Towery received the Missouri Community College Association’s Award of Distinction at the association’s 53rd annual convention held this week in Branson, Mo. Towery, the former owner of Steelman Transportation in Springfield, has been a strong advocate for the college’s transportation programs. A long-time […]

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Daseke Executive John Michell Completes “LEAD ATA” — Joining the Trucking Industry’s Next Generation of Leadership

The American trucking industry of today was built by veteran leaders such as Phil Byrd, president of Bulldog Hiway Express, Mark Randolph, president of J. Grady Randolph, and Chris Cooper, president of The Boyd Companies.  All have been very active in national and state trucking associations — Phil as past chairman of American Trucking Associations, […]

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Steelman Transportation Shows Some Love

At Steelman Transportation, Inc., it’s becoming something of a habit to help out kids with cancer and other diseases. Brett Sheets, Chief Operating Officer at Steelman, has once again made a charitable donation of hair to the Locks of Love Foundation. Sheets grew his hair for more than two years in anticipation of the donation. Locks […]

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Trucking industry delivers, continues to ‘meet the demand’ to provide relief to Harvey, Irma hurricane, flood victims

*Written by Dorothy Cox and approved for reprint by www.thetrucker.com A group of people trying to evacuate southern Florida had been waiting hours at a gas station for enough fuel to get them inland, away from the worst of Hurricane Irma. Finally, they saw an 18-wheeler coming around the corner with a bulk fuel delivery and […]

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The R&R Trucking Companies Bring Protective Services Specialization to Daseke

The term “specialized trucking” gets bantered about often in the industry. If you dive deep enough into the chatter, you’ll discover specialized trucking is full of unique niches — including one where the cost of entry is exceedingly high. It’s called “Transportation Protective Services.” Translated, Transportation Protective Services means the world of hauling ammunition, arms, […]

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Daseke Adds Defense Specialization with R&R Trucking Addition

ADDISON, Texas – Sept. 5, 2017 – Daseke Inc. (NASDAQ: DSKE, DSKEW), a leading consolidator and the largest owner of flatbed and specialized transportation solutions in North America, announced a merger with R&R Trucking, a leading specialized transporter of defense and commercial AA&E (arms, ammunitions and explosives) cargo. This marks Daseke’s fourth company addition since […]

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Transport Topics’ 2017 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers Ranks Daseke As One of The Largest and Fastest Growing Flatbed and Specialized Carrier in North America

Transport Topics just announced their 2017 rankings for the “Top 100 For-Hire Carriers in North America,” a listing of the continent’s largest trucking companies ranked on the basis of annual revenue. This year, Daseke is ranked at the top of this list. In the “Equipment Owned” category, Daseke is ranked No. 1 compared to its competitors […]

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