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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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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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Central Oregon Trucking Company Offers New Pay Structure

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Doug Siefkes, 425-392-2611 Siefkes@siefkespetit.com Central Oregon Trucking Company Offers New Pay Structure   Top Drivers Can Earn More than $90,000 REDMOND, Ore. – June 22, 2018 – Central Oregon Truck Company (COTC), a Daseke company, has announced a new pay structure called “Weekly Driver Salary Pay.” According to Rick Williams, CEO of […]

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CCJ: Central Oregon Truck Co., Bison Transport named Best Fleets to Drive For

By: Jeff Crissey Bison Transport and Central Oregon Truck Company (COTC) were named the overall Best Fleets to Drive For by the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge during TCA’s 2018 Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla. The companies received the recognition based on their comprehensive programs to create positive work cultures through compensation packages, operational strategy, career development and work-life […]

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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 jcrissey@ccjmagazine.com 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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Best Fleets to Drive For 2017: COTC and SPD Bring Home Honors

Central Oregon Trucking Company and Smokey Point Distributing Bring Home Honors. It’s a very enviable award to have in the trucking industry. It says you’re doing things right and your drivers appreciate your efforts. It’s the hotly contested Best Fleets to Drive For® competition, and Smokey Point Distributing and Central Oregon Trucking Company both made […]

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Wreaths Across America 2016: Daseke Drivers Deliver Wreaths to Honor Veterans

This December, several Daseke drivers volunteered to deliver wreaths to veterans’ cemeteries all over the country. These wreaths were then placed on the graves to remember the veterans’ lives, honor their service and teach the value of freedom. The laying of wreaths is made possible by the Wreaths Across America volunteers, who donate the wreaths, and the truck […]

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