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Leavitt’s Freight Service Joins COTC in Merger of Two Oregon Powerhouses

Since 1958, a truck driver has always sat at the helm of Leavitt’s Freight Service. Originally, brothers Doug, Dean and Dewey Leavitt held the wheel, transporting wood poles and laminated beams. As their business grew, they left the road for the office, driving business on the West Coast with phone calls and personal visits. Today, […]

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Leavitt’s Freight Service Merges with Central Oregon Truck Company

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE REDMOND, Ore., Aug. 13, 2018 – Leavitt’s Freight Service, a specialty carrier of utility poles and engineered wood products, today announced that it has merged with Central Oregon Truck Company (COTC), a member of the Daseke family of flatbed and specialized carriers. Leavitt’s Freight, which operates a fleet of more […]

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Readers Choose Big Freight Systems For Shipper’s Choice Award for Second Consecutive Year

For the second year in a row, Big Freight Systems has received the Shipper’s Choice Award in the less-than-truckload (LTL) division from Canadian Shipper magazine. The win marks the seventh time overall that Big Freight has taken home this prestigious award in the LTL and truckload categories. Each year, Canadian Shipper conducts a survey asking respondents — shippers, third-party logistics […]

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Kelsey Trail Trucking Joins Forces with Big Freight

If you had to name a trucking company that rules the roads of Canada, two would likely come to mind: Big Freight — which celebrated its 70th anniversary in June — and Kelsey Trail Trucking, a 38-year veteran of the industry and one of the original B-train haulers. Over the years, mutual admiration has grown between […]

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Rising Star Bharat Mahajan Joins Daseke as CFO

Character, fairness, integrity, and teamwork. Perhaps those four words describe Bharat Mahajan best. It’s those attributes, along with his laser-sharp financial abilities, which led to the appointment of Bharat as the new chief financial officer of Daseke. Bharat will assume the role of CFO from Scott Wheeler, who was named Daseke’s president earlier this year. […]

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Big Freight Celebrates 70th Anniversary With Big Plans For Growth Ahead

Big Freight Systems Inc. President and Chief Executive Gary Coleman isn’t one for big celebrations, but he also says “deep down I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished.” What the Coleman family and its drivers and employees have accomplished is building Big Freight from a four-truck local hauler of less-than-truckload goods in southeastern Manitoba into […]

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Bulldog Hiway Express’ Phil Byrd Sr. Named Distinguished Alumnus By His Alma Mater

Phil Byrd Sr.’s alma mater, Charleston Southern University (CSU), provided him with the solid academic foundation and core values that have allowed him to build a long and successful career, one that’s culminated in his rise to the position of president and chief executive of Bulldog Hiway Express, a Daseke family company. But Charleston Southern University […]

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Dallas Innovates: Daseke Betting on Technology Ready for the Long Haul

The Daseke family of companies is going above and beyond by implementing the latest technology in its trucks. By upgrading the 5,000 vehicles in its network, the company is proving its commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest trends in the transportation industry. Just as importantly, this technology will be crucial to creating the safest […]

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Central Oregon Trucking Company Offers New Pay Structure

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Doug Siefkes, 425-392-2611 Siefkes@siefkespetit.com Central Oregon Trucking Company Offers New Pay Structure   Top Drivers Can Earn More than $90,000 REDMOND, Ore. – June 22, 2018 – Central Oregon Truck Company (COTC), a Daseke company, has announced a new pay structure called “Weekly Driver Salary Pay.” According to Rick Williams, CEO of […]

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