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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 | Staff 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
Business

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.

Transport Topics
January 16, 2018
Business

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
Business

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
Business

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
Business

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
Business

Daseke Inc. Posts Net Loss in First Quarter, Sees Market Improvement in 2017

Daseke Inc.

Daseke Inc. reported a net loss in its first earnings report since going public in February. However, company executives said the results were consistent with expectations and that recent gains in pricing and demand should bolster revenue and profits later in the year.

Transport Topics
May 10, 2017
Business

Daseke Adds Schilli, Big Freight to its Portfolio of Trucking Companies

Daseke

Flatbed carrier Daseke Inc. said May 1 that it has added two more companies to its portfolio of trucking companies: the Schilli Cos. and Big Freight Systems.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
May 2, 2017

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