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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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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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Dallas Business Journal: Since acquiring 4 companies in 4 months, this DFW company’s stock is up 38 percent

*Written by Evan Hoopfer and approved for reprint by Dallas Business Journal.  The growth strategy of Daseke, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSKE) is clear — grow through acquisitions of companies that aren’t for sale. Between May 1 and Sept. 5, the Addison-based trucking firm acquired four companies, and its stock price has responded well. Shares are up […]

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Daseke Executive John Michell Completes “LEAD ATA” — Joining the Trucking Industry’s Next Generation of Leadership

The American trucking industry of today was built by veteran leaders such as Phil Byrd, president of Bulldog Hiway Express, Mark Randolph, president of J. Grady Randolph, and Chris Cooper, president of The Boyd Companies.  All have been very active in national and state trucking associations — Phil as past chairman of American Trucking Associations, […]

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Trucking industry delivers, continues to ‘meet the demand’ to provide relief to Harvey, Irma hurricane, flood victims

*Written by Dorothy Cox and approved for reprint by www.thetrucker.com A group of people trying to evacuate southern Florida had been waiting hours at a gas station for enough fuel to get them inland, away from the worst of Hurricane Irma. Finally, they saw an 18-wheeler coming around the corner with a bulk fuel delivery and […]

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