CCJ Innovator: Central Oregon Truck Co. stabilizes driving careers

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 or 800-633-5953. In 1992, Rick Williams shifted gears in his transportation career from being a truck driver to an owner of Central Oregon Truck Co., which he launched with […]

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Daseke Appoints Scott Wheeler as President

ADDISON, Texas – Jan. 12, 2018 – Daseke Inc. (NASDAQ: DSKE) (NASDAQ: DSKEW), the leading consolidator and largest flatbed and specialized transportation company in North America, today announced the appointment of its chief financial officer, Scott Wheeler, as the company’s new president. Wheeler assumes the role of president from company founder Don Daseke, who will continue to serve […]

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Daseke Milestones 2017

This past year was full of exciting news for both Daseke Inc. and all of the companies in the Daseke family. 2017 got off to an incredible start with Daseke going public, which led to the implementation of the Employee Stock Program as well as many new companies joining the Daseke family. Over the following […]

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Smokey Point Distributing Adds Glass Hauling Capabilities of Belmont Enterprises

Dan Wirkkala, president/CEO of Smokey Point Distributing (SPD), has known Jack Belmont and his company, Belmont Enterprises, for 20-plus years. During that time, SPD and Belmont have developed a mutual admiration. And each company has continued to operate according to the right philosophy: putting people first, be it their customers or employees. Not surprisingly, says […]

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Wreaths Across America 2017

Wreaths Across America is an incredible organization that is fueled by volunteers to deliver wreaths to veterans’ cemeteries across the country. Laying these wreaths is a way for us to remember our country’s veterans, honor their service and teach the value of freedom. This year, drivers from Boyd Bros. Transportation, Smokey Point Distributing, Central Oregon Truck […]

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D Magazine: The Accidental Trucker

By Jennifer Warren | Published in D CEO | December 2017 | Photography by Shane Kislack How Don Daseke’s company became North America’s top owner and consolidator of flatbed and specialized transportation. Just back from Joplin, Missouri, president and CEO Don Daseke recalls visiting the latest addition to his namesake firm, Daseke Inc. “The R&R […]

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Horatio Alger Association: Texas Transportation Executive and Renowned Philanthropist Don R. Daseke to Receive 2018 Horatio Alger Award

Don Daseke has been selected for membership in the prestigious Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. For more than 70 years, the Horatio Alger Award has been annually bestowed upon admired leaders who have succeeded despite facing adversities, and who have remained committed to higher education and charitable efforts in their local communities. Past inductees […]

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Reuters: Major U.S. trucking firm Daseke buys three firms

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Daseke Inc (DSKE.O), the largest owner of flatbed equipment in North America, has acquired three trucking firms in deals aimed at gaining access to higher margin freight, the company said on Monday. Daseke did not disclose the amount it paid for the companies, with a combined revenue of $320 million. The trucker […]

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