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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
Business

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
Business

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 | Transport Topics Staff 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.

Transport Topics
August 28, 2017
Business

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
Business

Bright Outlook for Industrial Sector, Economists Say at Summit

Moutray Moutray by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

Business conditions have rebounded in 2017 for companies involved in manufacturing and commodities, and the outlook remains positive for the industrial sector, according to economists at the inaugural American Trucking Associations Economic Summit.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 28, 2017
Business

Utility Introduces Lighter Flatbed Trailer

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. introduced its new 4000AE flatbed trailer.

Transport Topics
September 28, 2016
Business

Doonan Introduces Flatbed Trailer for Hauling Steel Coils

Doonan Specialized Trailer

Doonan Specialized Trailer announced that it has designed and manufactured a new Series 2 V-channel trough flatbed trailer.

Transport Topics
September 8, 2016

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