Business, Top 100

Daseke Reports Q2 Revenue of $351.7 Million

Daseke Boyd Bros. is a Daseke company. (Daseke)

Daseke Inc. reported second-quarter net income climbed out of the red compared with the year-ago period, lifted by changes over the past year to operational and cost improvement plans.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 6, 2020
Business, Top 100

Daseke Reports Net Loss of $273.3 Million in Q3

Daseke reports loss Bulldog Highway Express trucks. Bulldog Express is a subsidiary of Daseke. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Flatbed and specialized fleet Daseke Inc. reported a net loss of $273.3 million in the third quarter of 2019, compared with a net profit of $2.2 million in the same quarter last year.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 12, 2019

Daseke Reports Record 2Q 2018 Earnings, Increases Full-Year Outlook

Daseke BTC was a recent Daseke acquisition. (Builders Transportation Company)

Flatbed and specialized trucking company Daseke Inc. reported strong growth for the second quarter of 2018, as acquisitions the growing company made during the past 12 months propelled its financial results.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 9, 2018
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Daseke Creates Fleet Services Unit, Continues Purchasing Trend

Daseke's Moore Freight Services Moore Freight Services was a 2017 Daseke acquisition. (Daseke via Facebook)

Flatbed and specialized transportation carrier Daseke Inc., which has been in the throes of expansion — adding seven fleets last year and one so far in 2018 — has created a new unit to improve the way it buys, sells and maintains the thousands of pieces of equipment it operates.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 21, 2018
Business, Top 100

Daseke Buys Canadian Energy Services Firm Aveda

Moore Freight Services Moore Freight Service also is a recent Daseke acquisition. (Daseke via Facebook)

Daseke Inc. on April 16 continued its acquisition activity, announcing it will purchase Aveda Transportation and Energy Services, a large North American oil rig moving company based in Calgary, Alberta. The deal is expected to close in June.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 18, 2018

Scott Wheeler Named Daseke President

Don Daseke and Scott Wheeler Daseke (left) and Wheeler (Kye Lee/Daseke Inc.)

Daseke Inc. named Chief Financial Officer Scott Wheeler its new president, replacing company founder Don Daseke, who will continue as CEO. Wheeler, who also is a Daseke board member, will remain the CFO.

January 16, 2018

Most Truckload Carriers Expect to Report Lower Earnings in Second Quarter

Kottke Trucking

The truckload industry continued to struggle in the second quarter and earnings are expected to be down year-over-year for most carriers, based on forecasts from industry analysts and interviews with several fleets.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 7, 2017

Two Major Deals Mark Consolidation Trend; Heartland Buys IDC, Daseke Gets Steelman Cos.

Heartland Express truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics (Interstate inset by Casey Royce/Interstate Driver)

Two major truckload carriers have announced purchases, and one of the transactions will unite companies ranked among the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest North American for-hire carriers: Heartland Express and Interstate Distributor Co.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 6, 2017

Daseke Adds The Steelman Cos. to Its Family of Firms

Daseke Inc. has added The Steelman Cos. into its family of companies, marking the 12th operating unit to join the flatbed carrier and signaling an aggressive growth strategy after Daseke went public in late February.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 5, 2017

Daseke to Begin Employee Stock Grants in June

Daseke Inc.

Flatbed group Daseke Inc. announced some of the details associated with its grant of publicly traded shares to employees, especially drivers.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
May 24, 2017