Daseke’s Acquisition Strategy Key as 3Q Revenue Hits Record $461.6 Million

A Builders Transportation Co. truck Builders Transportation Company

Flatbed and specialized carrier Daseke Inc. reported Nov. 6 that third-quarter revenue increased 99% to $461.6 million, compared with $231.3 million in the same period last year.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 6, 2018
Business, Safety

Boyd Bros. Opens Driving Academy

Boyd Bros. A Boyd driver. (Corey Gray)

Flatbed truckload carrier Boyd Bros. Transportation, headquartered in Clayton, Ala., opened a truck driving school Oct. 22. In a Nov. 1 press release, the company said Boyd Driving Academy would help students become safe and confident drivers upon graduation.

Transport Topics
November 5, 2018

Big Freight Systems to Merge With Kelsey Trail Trucking

Big Freight Systems Big Freight Systems

Winnipeg, Manitoba-based Big Freight Systems, a division of Daseke Inc., on July 5 announced it is merging with Kelsey Trail Trucking, which has locations in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and Innisfil, Ontario.

Transport Topics
July 6, 2018
Business, Top 100

Daseke Names New CFO

Daseke flatbed Timothy J. Park

Addison, Texas-based Daseke Inc. announced on July 2 the appointment of Bharat Mahajan as its new chief financial officer. The company has been looking for a new CFO since Scott Wheeler — who had previously held the job — became Daseke’s president earlier this year.

Transport Topics
July 3, 2018

Daseke Pares Losses, Doubles Revenue

TSH One of Daseke's recent acquisitions, flatbed carrier TSH & Co., via Daseke Inc.

Daseke Inc. reported a first-quarter net loss of $800,000, or minus 4 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $7.7 million, or minus 32 cents per share, in the first quarter a year ago.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
May 10, 2018

Acquisitions Drive Daseke Revenues Higher

Daseke's Don Daseke Daseke's Don Daseke. (Daseke Inc.)

Daseke Inc. reported a much-improved fourth quarter 2017 over the same period the year before, driven in part by seven acquisitions it made in 2017.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Glass Hauler Belmont Joins Smokey Point Distributing

Belmont Enterprises truck Business Wire

Specialized glass hauler Belmont Enterprises has joined Smokey Point Distributing, a flatbed and heavy specialized carrier that is part of the Daseke Inc. group of companies.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 3, 2018

Daseke Adds Three More Trucking Fleets

Don Daseke Don Daseke called the three latest acquisitions "a significant milestone" for Daseke. (Daseke Inc.)

Daseke Inc. will end the year with the same frenetic pace it began 2017 after announcing that three new carriers will join its conglomerate of trucking companies, bringing the number of new additions to seven since Jan. 1.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
December 4, 2017

Flatbed Carrier Daseke Generates Small Profit in 3Q

Daseke went public on the Nasdaq last winter Daseke just recorded its first profitable quarter since going public last winter. (Daseke Inc.)

Daseke Inc. reported a profit for the first time since it became a publicly traded company last winter, reversing losses as a private entity one year ago and two quarters in the red in 2017.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
November 9, 2017
Business, Equipment

Daseke Adds 13th Operating Company, R&R Trucking of Missouri

Don Daseke John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Flatbed group Daseke Inc. purchased its fourth motor carrier this year, bringing R&R Trucking into the corporation and adding defense transportation to its capabilities.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 5, 2017