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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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JOC: Daseke cool on M&A, hot on logistics

Read this article on JOC.com. William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor Feb 19, 2019 4:36PM EST After nearly doubling in size from 2017 to 2018, heavy-freight hauler Daseke is taking a “pause” from acquisitions and mergers in 2019 to focus on the platform that allows its 17 companies to provide consistent, efficient, and complimentary services to customers. “We’re […]

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JOC: New truck driver pay model aimed at capacity retention

Read this article on JOC.com.  William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor Feb 20, 2019 5:19PM EST Truck driver pay needs to rise higher to attract new talent to trucking, but driver pay also needs to be more consistent from paycheck to paycheck if trucking companies, especially over-the-road truckload carriers, want to keep the drivers they do hire. […]

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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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