Daseke Closes Acquisition of Aveda Transportation and Energy Services

Daseke Closes Acquisition of Aveda Transportation and Energy Services

North America’s largest owner of flatbed and specialized transportation and logistics solutions paid 70 cents in U.S. currency per share or $42.6 million, plus paid off $54.8 million of company debt, to acquire one of the largest providers of specialized transportation services and the equipment needed for oil exploration in North America. 

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Daseke Launches New Department and Adds Three Execs to Improve Purchasing Efficiency

Daseke has established a new department to support its growing family of operating companies by leveraging the combined scale and revenue run rate in excess of $1 billion annually to maximize its national purchasing power. Three veteran executives with large truckload carrier experience have joined this new team.

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Daseke Appoints Scott Wheeler as President

Daseke Appoints Scott Wheeler as President

Daseke CFO Scott Wheeler has assumed the role of company president from company founder Don Daseke. Wheeler, who sits on the company’s board of directors and received an outstanding directors award for a public company from the National Association of Corporate Directors last year, will remain as CFO. Don Daseke’s role as company CEO and chairman also will not change following Wheeler’s promotion.

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Daseke Founder Don Daseke To Receive 2018 Horatio Alger Award in April

Daseke Founder Don Daseke To Receive 2018 Horatio Alger Award in April

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans named Daseke CEO and founder Don Daseke and 11 other exceptional individuals, each of whom has overcome significant challenges to achieve professional and personal success, to its Member Class of 2018. Daseke and his classmates will be formally inducted into the association in Washington, D.C., in April 2018.

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National Educational Organization Names Don Daseke as One of 12 Exceptional Individuals

The Horatio Alger Association named Don Daseke, CEO and founder of Daseke, as one of 12 exceptional individuals. Each of these exceptional individuals has overcome significant challenges to achieve professional and personal success, according to the Horatio Alger Association, which is a non-profit educational organization honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education. 

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Daseke Adds Three Companies; Annual Revenue Run Rate Grows to $1.2 Billion

A steel and industrial materials hauler, a munitions and high-security cargo carrier and a commercial sheet glass hauler have become the latest companies to join Daseke, the largest owner of flatbed and specialty trucking capacity in North America serving the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Following the closings, Daseke is on track to end 2017 with $1.2 billion pro forma in revenue.

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Daseke Adds Defense Specialization with R&R Trucking Addition

Daseke Adds Defense Specialization with R&R Trucking Addition

R&R Trucking, a leading specialized transporter of defense and commercial arms, ammunition and explosives, is the fourth and latest carrier to join the Daseke family of open-deck and specialized transportation companies since May 1, 2017.

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The Steelman Companies Join Daseke

Daseke continues its expansion across North America with a third merger in just over two months. This time, The Steelman Companies, a Springfield, Missouri-based specialized transportation hauler with two distinct areas of expertise in its operating companies, has joined Daseke.

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Daseke Announces Stock Plan for Truck Drivers

Daseke Announces Stock Plan for Truck Drivers

As North America’s largest owner of trucks and trailers in the open deck and specialized hauling industry, and a leading consolidator of open deck and specialized transportation services, Daseke is offering a new one-of-a-kind stock plan for employees. The stock awards plan, which is designed around its professional company drivers, has a current estimated value of nearly $10 million.

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Daseke Family of Companies' Commitment to Safety Pays Off

Daseke Family of Companies' Commitment to Safety Pays Off

Four companies out of Daseke’s family of open-deck specialized carriers have made quite a haul recently. The fleets, including one of Daseke’s two newest companies that was named a national winner, have been honored with 13 top awards from the Truckload Carriers Association and the South Carolina Trucking Association for their outstanding safety records.

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Two Leading Open Deck Transportation Companies Merge with Daseke

An Indiana-based and Winnipeg, Manitoba-headquartered open-deck transportation company have both joined the Daseke family of open-deck specialized haulers. Company president, CEO and founder Don Daseke says both companies will bring new dimensions to Daseke’s depth of services and geographic footprint. The Manitoba-based fleet is the first Canadian company to join the Daseke family.

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Smokey Point Distributing's New Terminal Turns Heads, Drops Jaws

Smokey Point Distributing's New Terminal Turns Heads, Drops Jaws

Smokey Point Distributing proudly shows its new home terminal in its hometown of Arlington, Washington. It offers driver amenities such as exercise facility, comfortable driver’s lounge and dog run. It also features warehouse space for customers.

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Privately Held Daseke to Become Nasdaq Listed; Managed by Daseke’s Current Leadership Team

Daseke Inc. and Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corporation (HCAC) announce a merger agreement in which HCAC will acquire all outstanding capital stock of Daseke in an all-stock merger transaction. Daseke will become a publicly-traded company, listed on NASDAQ Capital Market. In connection with the merger, HCAC will change its name to Daseke, Inc. Daseke's management team will remain unchanged.

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Bulldog Hiway Express Takes Home Top ATA Safety Awards

Bulldog Hiway Express Takes Home Top ATA Safety Awards

With its safety director and one out of every four drivers at Charleston, South Carolina-based Bulldog Hiway Express having served in the U.S. military, discipline, follow-through and professionalism permeates the open-deck hauler’s operations. That military influence plus a vehicle maintenance CSA safety score of 23 percent, 3 percent score in its CSA accident rating and perfect 0 percent ratings in every other CSA category contributed to its taking home three top industry safety awards from the American Trucking Association.

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Smokey Point Distributing Receives Top Safety Honor from Washington Trucking Associations

The Washington State Patrol recently chose Arlington, Washington-based Smokey Point Distributing for the Washington Trucking Associations 2015 Safety Fleet of the Year in the common carrier category. The award recognized SPD for zero chargeable accidents in Washington, and an accident rate of just 0.29 occurrences per million miles in 2015, well below the industry average.

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Daseke Family of Open Deck Carriers Has More Honors Come its Way

Daseke Family of Open Deck Carriers Has More Honors Come its Way

Several companies within the Daseke family of companies recently received recognition by the Truckload Carriers Association, CarriersEdge and Great West Casualty for how well they treat their people and for their safety records.

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