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

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