Boyd Bros. Transportation and Daseke Inc. merge

Daseke and Boyd Bros. Transportation have announced a merger. The merger between Addison, TX-based Daseke and Clayton, AL-based Boyd Bros. includes all Boy Bros. companies WTI Transport, based in Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Mid Seven Transportation, based in Des Moines, Iowa; Boyd Intermodal; and Boyd Logistics.

The two combined companies now offer full North American open-deck/specialty coverage, including service into Canada and Mexico. 

“Combined with our other companies, which include Smokey Point Distributing, E.W. Wylie, J. Grady Randolph Inc., and Central Oregon Truck Company, more than 2,000 tractors and 3,600 trailers are available to our customers,” said Don Daseke, president and CEO of Daseke Inc.  “The combination puts us well into the top five in open-deck/specialty carriers, in terms of vehicle count and revenues.

According to Gail Cooper, CEO, Boyd Bros. and its companies will remain intact with no personnel changes expected resulting from the merger.  

“First and foremost, we are true believers that people make the difference,” she said.  “To be truly successful, you invest in people, and to that extent we share the same beliefs as Don, and the management of our sister companies in the Daseke family.  We’ve always been a family business and have treated our employees and drivers right.  It’s important to retain the family name, culture and the fiber in our legacy, which dates back to my father who started this business with his brothers in 1956.   We at Boyd have high integrity with a solid moral compass.  This led us to a partnership with Daseke Inc., which will strengthen all of us, while better serving our customers.”

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