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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Daseke Inc.’s Scott Wheeler Named CFO of the Year in Middle Market Category by Dallas Business Journal

Daseke Inc.’s Scott Wheeler Named CFO of the Year in Middle Market Category by Dallas Business Journal

Dallas Business Journal chooses Scott Wheeler for top honor and features him and company CEO Don Daseke on the front cover of its business leader and award insert in the publication’s Oct. 30 issue.

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Dallas Business Journal Names Daseke as No. 1 Company in Dallas Middle Market

Dallas Business Journal Names Daseke as No. 1 Company in Dallas Middle Market

Dallas Business Journal recognizes Daseke’s 345 percent growth rate into the the largest flatbed, open-deck and specialty transportation company in North America operating its own equipment. The business publication names Addison, Texas-based company as its No. 1 company in growth in its middle market.

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Daseke Receives Top Honor From Owens Corning

Daseke Receives Top Honor From Owens Corning

Glass reinforcements manufacturer Owens Corning names Daseke supplier of the year in its “sustainability” category. Out of a supplier base of more than 10,000 worldwide, Daseke is the only trucking company honored with an award.

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Hornady Transportation Merges with Daseke

Hornady Transportation Merges with Daseke

Daseke becomes the largest owner of flatbed, open-deck and specialty trucking capacity in North America following merger with Monroeville, Ala.-based Hornady Transportation. With more than 3,000 tractors and 6,000 trailers in its combined fleet, Daseke now has more owned equipment operating on North American highways than any other open-deck and specialty carrier.

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Daseke Inc., Welcomes New Board Members

Three former executives from leading companies in the transportation, IT and construction industries joined the Daseke board of directors. Their addition to the board expands Daseke’s leadership with a depth of know-how to grow and manage businesses of significant scale.

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