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Phil Byrd: A Love for the Trucking Industry

Phil Byrd is a passionate, humble and religious man. A man with a vision to make the industry he loves a better one. As president and CEO of Bulldog Hiway Express (a Daseke company), and immediate past chairman for the American Trucking Associations (ATA), Phil has been active in the flatbed and specialty trucking industry since […]

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Bulldog Hiway Express Merges with Daseke

Phil Byrd, Sr., Immediate Past Chairman of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), Joins the Daseke Board ADDISON, Texas, July 1, 2015 — Daseke Inc. has announced that Bulldog Hiway Express is merging with the Daseke family of flatbed, open-deck and specialty carriers. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Bulldog Hiway Express, was founded in 1959 and […]

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 Fleet Owner Profiles Don Daseke On Open Deck Success

Keeping Drivers by Letting Go

Copyright © Penton, 2015. Used with permission. When you meet the people at Smokey Point Distributing (SPD), a part of Daseke Inc., in Arlington, WA, you can tell right away that this open-deck fleet operation is something very special. It is not just that SPD has one of the best CSA scores in the business […]

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Smokey Point Distributing Drivers Collect Fifth Consecutive Safety Award

The open-deck/specialty drivers of Smokey Point Distributing (SPD) don’t just deliver cargo; They deliver it safely. That record of safety has now been recognized, for the fifth consecutive year, with the highest-level safety award presented annually by Great West Casualty Co., the South Sioux City, Neb. company that insures truckers and fleets. Great West Casualty […]

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Don Daseke’s Mantra “Invest in People” Earns Him the Prestigious McDermond Medal for Excellence in Entrepreneurship

For his lifetime of entrepreneurial success, Don Daseke was recently awarded the McDermond Medal for Excellence in Entrepreneurship from DePauw University. A graduate of the DePauw class of ‘61, and a devoted alumnus, Don was joined at the ceremony by his wife, Barbara, and introduced by his grandson and DePauw University student, John Daseke. During his acceptance […]

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Davenport Transport Joins Lone Star Transportation

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 1, 2015 – Lone Star Transportation LLC, a Daseke company, is proud to announce that Davenport Transport & Rigging has joined the Lone Star Transportation team. According to Tex Robbins, President and CEO of Lone Star, Davenport Transport is one of the premier super-heavy transport carriers in the nation. The principals, […]

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