Hornady Transportation merges with Daseke Inc.

| Tuesday, August 11, 2015

For the second time in nearly a month, a carrier has merged with Daseke Inc. Hornady Transportation has announced its merger with Daseke. Bulldog Hiway Express announced its merger in early July.

Based in Monroeville, Ala., Hornady has a fleet of 230 late-model tractors and 325 flatbed trailers. Hauling material for the building products and steel industries, Hornady operates mostly east of the Rocky Mountains. With a terminal in Birmingham, the company was founded in 1928 by G.E. Hornady. Chris Hornady is currently running the company and is the third generation of leadership.

Daseke is the largest owner of flatbed, open-deck and specialty trucking capacity in North America with more than 3,000 tractors and 6,000 trailers. Smokey Point Distributing, E.W. Wylie, J. Grady Randolph, Central Oregon Truck Co., Lone Star Transportation and the Boyd companies have also merged with Daseke.

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