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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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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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