Business, Logistics, Top 100

Daseke Plans Pivot of Cutting Costs, Adding Council of CEOs

Phil Byrd and Chris Easter Phil Byrd and Chris Easter by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

SAN DIEGO — Daseke Inc. is launching a series of business improvement plans that includes an internal council of CEOs from flatbed carriers it owns, and that targets reducing operating ratios and cutting costs at its Addison, Texas, headquarters, company executives told Transport Topics.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 8, 2019
Business

Daseke Shakes Up Company as President, CFO Depart

Daseke is making leadership changes. Trucks from Bulldog Highway Express, a Daseke company. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Daseke Inc., one of the largest flatbed and specialized transportation companies in North America, announced on Sept. 5 it would replace its president and chief financial officer and fold three divisions into other parts of the corporation.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 5, 2019
Business, Breaking News

Don Daseke Steps Down as CEO of Daseke Inc.

Don Daseke Daseke Inc.

Don Daseke, chairman and CEO of Daseke Inc., will retire from the company effective immediately.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2019
Business

Daseke Posts Net Loss but Revenue Jumps 20% in 2Q

A Daseke Central Oregon Truck Co. tractor transporting a flatbed load Daseke's Central Oregon Truck Co. tractor transports a flatbed load. (Daseke Inc.)

Daseke Inc. reported a net loss of $6.4 million, or 10 cents per share, in the quarter ended June 30, compared with net income of $13.5 million, or 22 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
August 6, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Don Daseke: ‘My Philosophy Is to Invest in People’

Don Daseke Don Daseke celebrates his company being listed on the Nasdaq as DSKE in 2017. (Daseke Inc.)

Don Daseke’s family business is owning businesses. Read more about this industry innovator in the first installment of "Accelerators."

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
June 24, 2019
Business

Daseke Reports 32% Increase in 1Q Revenue to $433 Million

Daseke flatbed Daseke's Central Oregon Truck Co. tractor transports a flatbed load. In the flatbed division, revenue increased 84.8% to $269.7 million compared with $184.9 million a year ago. (Daseke Inc.)

Flatbed and specialized carrier Daseke Inc. reported May 6 that first-quarter revenue increased 32% to $433 million, compared with $327.6 million in the same period last year, but posted a decline in earnings due to increased investments.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 6, 2019
Business, Logistics

Daseke Extends Run of 70% Revenue Growth to Five Straight Quarters

Daseke TT File Photo

Daseke Inc. reported March 9 that fourth-quarter revenue increased to $447 million from $257.2 million in the same period last year. The flatbed and specialized carrier said it represents the fifth consecutive quarter that year-over-year revenue growth has exceeded 70%.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 12, 2019
Business

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.

November 5, 2018
Business

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.

July 6, 2018

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