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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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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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