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Entrepreneur Don Daseke

Written by Sydni Walker and approved for reprint by Addison Magazine. Entrepreneurs thrive in Addison, and Don Daseke is certainly no exception. As CEO and President of Daseke, Inc., the largest owner of flatbed, open-deck and specialized trucking capacity in North America, Daseke keeps busy. Several trucking companies make up Daseke, Inc., including: Smokey Point Distributing, […]

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Daseke Receives Top Supplier Award from Owens Corning

Only Trucking Company Awarded Amongst 10,000 Suppliers Honoring Daseke and Their Drivers When one thinks of corporate sustainability, one often thinks of emissions, lowering carbon footprints or lowering costs.  But Owens Corning has an out-of-the-box definition. “It can also include developing talent, training and retaining those drivers in an industry known for historically high turnover rates,” […]

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Q&A: Don Daseke on Building a Nationwide Flatbed Carrier

*Written by Deborah Lockridge and approved for reprint by www.truckinginfo.com. Don Daseke bought his first trucking company in 2008 when he purchased Washington-based Smokey Point Distributing. A few years later, he added North Dakota-based E.W. Wylie. He soon decided to build a nationwide company focusing on flat deck and heavy haul, and has added companies such […]

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Inc. Magazine Lists Daseke in the Top 500 for 2015

Daseke Inc. and its big rigs have a big photo spread in Inc. Magazine’s September issue, which covers the 500 fastest-growing, privately-held companies in the United States. Inc. gives Daseke prominence with a three-page spread showcasing a Lone Star truck hauling a 160-foot wind turbine. Lone Star is one of the nine Daseke operating companies, with each company focused on […]

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The 2015 Transport Topics – Top 100 List has Daseke Solidly Ranked as the No. 2 Largest Flatbed/Specialized Carrier in North America

Daseke is now the largest owner of flatbed, open-deck and specialized equipment in North America. Daseke has also moved up ten spots from last year; now ranking as the 49th largest for-hire trucking company in the 2015 Transport Topics Top 100 List. Daseke was also ranked no. 4 in revenue growth, year over year. Scott Wheeler, […]

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Don Daseke’s Mantra “Invest in People” Earns Him the Prestigious McDermond Medal for Excellence in Entrepreneurship

For his lifetime of entrepreneurial success, Don Daseke was recently awarded the McDermond Medal for Excellence in Entrepreneurship from DePauw University. A graduate of the DePauw class of ‘61, and a devoted alumnus, Don was joined at the ceremony by his wife, Barbara, and introduced by his grandson and DePauw University student, John Daseke. During his acceptance […]

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Daseke, Inc., Welcomes New Board Members

Daseke, Inc., North America’s second largest open-deck/specialty transportation company, has added three members to its board of directors: Tom Hund, retired EVP/CFO of BNSF Railway; Brian Bonner, retired CIO of Texas Instruments; and Ron Gafford, retired CEO of Austin Industries. We’re very excited about the new additions to our board,” said Don Daseke, CEO and […]

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