Boyd Brothers News Highlights

Boyd Bros New VP of Safety

Boyd Bros. is pleased to announce and welcome Robert (Bob) Viso, Jr. as Vice President of Safety. Viso will be responsible for leading safety initiatives while maintaining the Boyd Bros.’ high safety standards.


Boyd Logistics Growth Boom

Boyd Companies is pleased to announce the promotions of Chad Rhodes to Logistics Manager of Business Development and Scott Orazine to General Manager of Boyd Logistics. Orazine will be responsible for the daily operations while Rhodes will build logistics opportunities across the U.S.


Daseke Adds Defense Specialization with R&R Trucking Addition

ADDISON, Texas – Sept. 5, 2017 – Daseke Inc. (NASDAQ: DSKE, DSKEW), a leading consolidator and the largest owner of flatbed and specialized transportation solutions in North America, announced a merger with R&R Trucking, a leading specialized transporter of defense and commercial AA&E cargo (arms, ammunition, & explosives). This marks Daseke’s fourth company addition since May 1, 2017.

Select to view the press release for the R&R Trucking-Daseke Merger

The Steelman Companies Join Daseke

Daseke Continues North American Expansion by Completing its Third Merger in Just Over Two Months
ADDISON, Texas – July 5, 2017Daseke, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSKE, DSKEW), a leading consolidator and the largest owner of flatbed and specialized transportation and logistics solutions in North America, has announced a merger that adds The Steelman Companies to the Daseke family. The Steelman Companies generated an estimated $46 million in revenue and an estimated $7 million in Adjusted EBITDA in 2016. After giving pro forma effect to the merger as well as the additions of the Schilli Companies and Big Freight Systems earlier this year, Daseke’s 2016 revenue and Adjusted EBITDA would have been approximately $818 million and $108 million, respectively, a 25 percent increase and a 22 percent increase, respectively, compared to actual 2016 results.

Select to view the press release for the Steelman Companies-Daseke Merger

 Driver Donovan Allison Reaches 2 Million Milestone

On June 22, 2017, Driver Donovan Allison Reaches 2 Million Milestone In the trucking industry, it’s rare to hear of drivers who spend their entire careers driving for a single carrier. At Boyd Bros., however, we’re proud to be a company where successful and lengthy careers are more common. We strive […]

Earl Williams - One In Three Million

Drivers like Earl Williams don’t come around very often. They are one in a million or one in three million, as is the case with Earl. He recently reached a trucking milestone that few will see – three million safe miles. […]

2016 Outstanding Maintenance Award

The coveted Outstanding Maintenance Award is given to a maintenance associate at Boyd who takes the greatest initiative in growing or improving the maintenance department or processes. This year’s 2016 award goes to Jerad Cummings, shop lead man at Boyd Bros. […]

SUCCESS IN 2017: Tips from Chaplain Benton

Have you committed to making 2017 a more successful year for yourself and your family? Every time a new year rolls around, it gives people the opportunity to reflect on the previous year and set new goals for the current one. These New Year’s resolutions can be anything, but many of them revolve around success in some way. We sat down with Boyd’s dedicated chaplain, Gaylon Benton, to get his take on how drivers can make this year their most successful yet. […]

Boyd Bros Celebrates 60-Year Milestone

At Boyd Bros., we talk a lot about about our three main business practices that have been passed down through the generations in our company: Attracting and developing good people; diversifying our product mix and customer base to weather shifts in economic trends; and partnering with customers and vendors who highly value service and professionalism. Following these three principles has allowed us to hire the best drivers, utilize state-of-the-art technology, and continually provide top-level service to turn Boyd Bros. into the company it is today. Last year marked 60 years of business for Boyd Bros. and we believe that those six decades were just a taste of what’s to come for our company. […]

CNBC - Don Daseke Announces an Industry First Public Stock Grant for Professional Truck Driver.

Boyd Bros. is on the cover of Alabama Trucker celebrating 60 years of business. But Boyd officials say despite the firm’s success, its best years are still ahead.



Daseke, Inc. and Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II Announce Closing of Merger Transaction

On Tuesday February 28th Daseke went public and is now traded on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the ticket symbol DSKE.
Three main reasons Daseke has become a public company:

1) Provide stock ownership plans for all our employees.
2) Add more outstanding companies to the Daseke family.
3) Invest in our world-class operating companies to support growth and to insure one of the most modern, efficient and safest fleets in the industry.

Stock ownership plans have been announced.

Select to view the press release for Daseke-Hennessy Closing

  In essence, Charlie Walker has driven to the moon and back six times!

Boyd Brothers Announces Partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking - April 20, 2016

Boyd Brothers Transportation, Inc., an Alabama flatbed truckload carrier that operates throughout the eastern two-thirds of the United States, has partnered with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) to fight human trafficking along America’s highways.

As part of that partnership, Boyd Brothers hosted TAT’s Freedom Drivers Project (FDP), a unique 48-foot mobile exhibit showing the realities of domestic sex trafficking and what the trucking industry is doing to stop it, at two of its locations. The FDP features five video monitors, artifacts from sex trafficking survivors with excerpts from their stories and narrative explaining ways the general public can work on human trafficking in the communities they intersect as well.

In addition to hosting the FDP, Boyd Brothers is training all their employees with TAT materials and looking for deeper ways to be involved with TAT. They are committed to combating sex trafficking and getting their local communities involved as well. As part of that commitment, they are inviting area CDL schools and other trucking companies to join them in partnering with TAT.

“We couldn’t be happier to have Boyd Brothers join us in the fight against human trafficking,” said Helen Van Dam, FDP director. “When a company is committed not only to what they personally can do but also to influencing other members of the trucking industry in becoming involved in the fight, we know their impact will be tremendous, and law enforcement will receive the benefit of hundreds more ‘eyes and ears’ along America’s highways when it comes to arresting perpetrators and recovering victims.”

For more information, contact Lori Furnell at or 334-775-1398.

Truckers Against Trafficking is a 501c3 organization whose mission is to educate, equip, empower and mobilize the members of the trucking industry to fight human trafficking as part of their everyday jobs.


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