Open Deck Specialized Transportation Solutions
Daseke is the largest owner and consolidator of open deck specialized transportation in North America. Our combined fleet of more than 3,000 tractors and 6,000 open deck specialized trailers serves 49 U.S. states as well as Canada and Mexico and offers comprehensive services to some of the world’s most respected major industrial shippers.
Our people are knowledgeable and have been tested with some of the most challenging loads in the transportation industry. Our scale of operations, national freight network and one of the most modern and efficient open deck specialized equipment fleets in North America has been built to meet our customer’s unique needs. We are committed to investing in capacity and safety, but most of all, investing in our people.
The Daseke operating companies’ senior management stays close with our customers. Each of the operating companies has its own senior executive team. At the same time, the companies regularly collaborate with each other to offer our customers the best, safest and most cost-efficient transportation and logistics solutions. The Daseke operating company CEOs represent the deepest management team in open deck specialized transportation with an average of almost thirty years of experience with their companies. The operating companies are often named as best places to work and recognized for their outstanding safety records.
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.