ADDISON, Texas, Sept. 1, 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 open-deck trucking. Coming in at number 480, Daseke is the only trucking company with Class 8 trucks named in Inc.’s list.
The Inc. 500 list is comprised of privately-held companies, which have seen the largest revenue growth from 2011 to 2014. Daseke, with a growth rate of 966 percent, was one of only four companies who made the list with sales exceeding $500 million. Daseke had $532 million in revenue in 2014.
"It’s a terrific sight to see our company in the pages of Inc. Magazine,” said Don Daseke, founder and CEO of Daseke. "In less than seven years, we have become the largest owner of flatbed, open-deck and specialty trucking capacity in North America, with more than 3,000 tractors and 6,000 trailers. It’s an honor to be recognized for our growth. We are off to a tremendous start on a long journey together. This recognition is a testament to the dedication of our people and their commitment to service our customers.”
According to Daseke, the future looks even brighter. “We’ve recently added two more quality companies to Daseke -- Bulldog Hiway Express and Hornady Transport,” he said. “They’ll add tremendously to our future growth.”
About Daseke Inc.:
Addison, Texas-based Daseke Inc. is a flatbed, open-deck and specialty transportation company serving 49 states, Canada and Mexico. Daseke Inc. comprises of Smokey Point Distributing, based in Arlington, Wash., (www.spdtrucking.com); the E.W. Wylie Corporation, based in West Fargo, N.D., (www.wylietrucking.com); J. Grady Randolph, based in Gaffney, S.C., (www.jgr-inc.com); Central Oregon Truck Company, based in Redmond, Ore., (www.centraloregontruck.com); Lone Star Transportation, based in Fort Worth, Texas, (www.lonestar-llc.com); the Boyd Companies including Boyd Bros. Transportation, based in Clayton, Ala., (www.boydbros.com); WTI Transport, based in Tuscaloosa, Ala., (www.wtitransport.com); Bulldog Hiway Express, based in Charleston, S.C. (www.bulldoghiway.com), and Hornady Transportation, based in Monroeville, Ala., (www.hornadytransportation.com).