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Heavy Duty Trucking: 2019 Fleet Innovators: Trucking’s Best and Brightest Leaders

by David Cullen Heavy Duty Trucking has been honoring forward-thinking fleet executives for almost 15 years now with our annual Truck Fleet Innovator Awards. This year’s winners are forward-thinkers, all of whom are helping by example to lead trucking by overcoming challenges and leveraging opportunities. Each year, HDT’s editors sift through nominations received from members of the […]

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CCJ: Roadmaster Group unveils employee ‘Legacy Lodge’

CCJ Staff | April 9, 2019 Roadmaster Group, a specialized transportation company with operations across the U.S., unveiled its new “Legacy Lodge” at Tri-State’s headquarters in Joplin, Mo. Tri-State is a leader in high-security transportation and the largest operating division in the Roadmaster Group organization. The nearly 10,000 square foot lodge will be used as a retreat and training […]

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Daseke’s New Chief Operating Officer Is On the Move

From growing up in a military family to his service as a decorated officer in the Army, from working for the world’s biggest retailer to a series of executive roles at transportation and logistics companies, Chris Easter has a lifetime of experience in getting people and things from one place to another. He has a […]

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Transport Topics: Daseke Extends Run of 70% Revenue Growth to Five Straight Quarters

Daseke Inc. reported March 9 that fourth-quarter revenue increased to $447 million from $257.2 million in the same period last year. The flatbed and specialized carrier said it represents the fifth consecutive quarter that year-over-year revenue growth has exceeded 70%. For 2018, Daseke’s revenue exceeded $1.6 billion, a 91% increase compared with $846 million in […]

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Celebrating People-Focused Innovations

For three years running, Daseke and its operating companies have earned high praise from CCJ magazine, which is well-known for doing its homework and finding companies that are “innovators.” And, uniquely, each time the magazine looked at Daseke, they found new and innovative programs for drivers. It started in 2017 when Daseke itself was named […]

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Daseke Named the Fastest Growing Trucking Company in North America

JOC: Fastest-growing US truckers don’t expect slow 2019 William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Feb 26, 2019 3:52PM EST Trucking companies that made double-digit revenue gains last year will find the feat hard to repeat in 2019, as the US economy is widely expected to slow. But the fastest-growing US motor carriers are still betting […]

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JOC: Daseke cool on M&A, hot on logistics

Read this article on JOC.com. William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor Feb 19, 2019 4:36PM EST After nearly doubling in size from 2017 to 2018, heavy-freight hauler Daseke is taking a “pause” from acquisitions and mergers in 2019 to focus on the platform that allows its 17 companies to provide consistent, efficient, and complimentary services to customers. “We’re […]

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JOC: New truck driver pay model aimed at capacity retention

Read this article on JOC.com.  William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor Feb 20, 2019 5:19PM EST Truck driver pay needs to rise higher to attract new talent to trucking, but driver pay also needs to be more consistent from paycheck to paycheck if trucking companies, especially over-the-road truckload carriers, want to keep the drivers they do hire. […]

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CCJ Innovator: Smokey Point’s driver salary program helps eliminate paycheck fluctuations

by: Jeff Crissey CCJ Innovators profiles carriers and fleets that have found innovative ways to overcome trucking’s challenges. If you know a carrier that has displayed innovation, contact CCJ Editor Jeff Crissey at jcrissey@ccjmagazine.com or 800-633-5953. Dan Wirkkala’s career at Smokey Point Distributing began as a driver recruiter when he was just 19 years old. A few months later, […]

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