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Heavy Duty Trucking: Reducing Pay Volatility Helps Fleet Keep Quality Drivers

May 20, 2019 • by Steven Martinez When John Wilbur took over as Roadmaster Group’s CEO in 2011, the Glendale, Arizona-based company was suffering from severe turnover. At times Roadmaster, the parent company of several secure truckload transportation fleets, saw turnover rise above 100%. Turnover is a major problem for most fleets, but recruiting is even harder […]

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Daseke Adds Three Operationally-Focused Business Leaders to Board of Directors

Operations, Transportation Finance and Human Resources Executives Expand Daseke’s Board to 11 Members ADDISON, Texas – MAY 28, 2019 – Daseke, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSKE), the largest flatbed, specialized transportation, and logistics provider in North America, today announced it has added three new members to the company’s board of directors. Ena Williams, Chuck Serianni and Kim […]

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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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