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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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Trucking Executive Gary Coleman Establishes Scholarship Fund At His Alma Mater To Give Students Access To College

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Jan. 31, 2019 — A successful Canadian trucking-company executive has established a scholarship fund at his alma mater to give students opportunities for success in their own careers. The Gary Coleman Award for Inner City Scholars will pay tuition, books and expenses for up to four students at a time who are pursuing […]

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Daseke Milestones 2018

The Daseke family had an amazing year in 2018! We are grateful for all of the exciting milestones we passed in 2018, and we are looking forward to all that 2019 holds in store. Smokey Point Distributing Adds Glass Hauling Capabilities of Belmont Enterprises In January, Belmont Enterprises joined the Daseke family under Smokey Point […]

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Daseke Appoints Chris Easter as Chief Operating Officer

Easter brings more than 30 years of operational leadership experience to Daseke ADDISON, Texas – Jan. 17, 2019 – Daseke, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSKE), the largest flatbed and specialized transportation and logistics provider in North America, today named Chris Easter as the company’s chief operating officer. Easter brings Daseke more than 30 years of operational leadership […]

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American Trucker: Aveda Transportation is Growing its Oil-Drilling Rig-Hauling Business Safely and Efficiently

“Our culture is built on safety,” said Ronnie Witherspoon, CEO of Aveda Transportation and Energy Services. “We have established standards for everyone in our operation, and just as importantly, we have an approach to build on our successes and a commitment from management to support all of our efforts. At Aveda, safety of our employees […]

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Kenworth: Funfest for Central Oregon Truck Company: Behind the Scenes Delivering the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree in a Kenworth W990

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 29, 2018 – When Rick Williams was approached by Kenworth and the Papé Group to transport “The People’s Tree” from Oregon to Washington, D.C., in a new Kenworth W990, he had to give the project some thought. As CEO of Central Oregon Truck Company (COTC), he knew there would be a lot of paperwork, planning […]

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Builders Transportation Secures Load in Transportation of the USS Arizona

This summer, Builders Transportation — a Daseke company — and UPS worked together to transport an 800-pound section of the valiant battleship USS Arizona. That delivery completed the final leg of a 3,600-mile journey from Pearl Harbor to Amarillo, home of the Texas Panhandle War Memorial. In recognition of this cherished artifact’s historical significance, UPS […]

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Truckers News: WTI Transport gives away truck to show driver appreciation

By Deanne Winslett Read this story on Truckers News. WTI Transport gave away this 2014 Kenworth T660 to driver Liberato Lupo. WTI Transport, a Daseke company headquartered in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, gave away a 2014 Kenworth T660 to one of its drivers as part of its National Truck Driver Appreciation Week celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Over 200 drivers’ names were […]

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