Business, For-Hire

Daseke Reports 26% Rise in Revenue for Q1

Trucks on a Daseke lot (Daseke via YouTube)

Daseke Inc. experienced a 26% increase in revenue year-over-year for the first quarter, the company reported May 3.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 3, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics

Loadsmart, Home Depot Launch Supply-Led Platform for Flatbed

flatbed distribution center A Home Depot flatbed distribution center. (Home Depot)

Loadsmart launched a platform in partnership with The Home Depot that helps facilitate flatbed backhauls by focusing on supply, the companies announced Sept. 29.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 29, 2021
Business, Top 100

Refrigerated, Flatbed Carriers See Surge in Business in 2018

A Landstar flatbed truck hauling a tractor TT File Photo

Refrigerated carriers posted uneven results in 2018 with several firms generating double-digit gains and others seeing a drop in revenue.

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

Flatbed Companies Offer Drivers Incentives, Focus on Training to Keep Cargo Secure

Truck driver securing cargo Securing cargo requires additional work as well as training for flatbed drivers to ensure loads are properly secured. (Ancra)

Flatbed carriers haul a wide variety of cargo, but securing that cargo requires extra work from drivers. To attract and retain those drivers, flatbed companies said they’re offering incentives and investing heavily in equipment and training to ensure loads are properly secured.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
August 29, 2018

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
Government, Business

Canadian Lumber Tariff Raises Questions About Ramifications on Trucks, Railroads

A customer shops for lumber Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press

The Commerce Department slapped a 20.83% tariff on Canadian softwood lumber Nov. 2, a decision that may boost the U.S. flatbed market but suppress demand for trucking and railroad companies that operate across the nation’s northern border.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
November 9, 2017

Titanium Acquires Canadian Van/Flatbed Carrier Xpress Group

Titanium Transportation Group has acquired Canadian dry van truckload and flatbed carrier Xpress Group, based in Windsor, Ontario, for C$3.1 million in cash and the assumption of C$5.2 million in debt.

Dan Bearth | Senior Features Writer
October 6, 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
Business, Equipment

Big Trailer Rentals Expands Into Southern California Market

Big Trailer Rentals is expanding its Colorado-based flatbed and heavy-specialized trailer rental business to Southern California.

August 28, 2017

Daseke Loses Money for Second Straight Quarter; CEO Still Optimistic About Future

Don Daseke John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Daseke Inc. lost $3.6 million in the second quarter, its second consecutive quarter in the red after the flatbed carrier joined Wall Street in February, but CEO Don Daseke remains upbeat.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
August 9, 2017