Two Flatbed Carriers Merge With Daseke

By Team Writer / May 10, 2017

Daseke has absorbed the two companies known as The Schilli Companies and Big Freight Systems. This has made Daseke the largest open deck equipment company in North America, yet they do not have a monopoly. All of the companies involved have long storied histories and have grown organically over the years, the merger is sure to stabilize their position in the market for years to come.

Key Takeaways:

  • “Our ongoing strategy is to look for companies that are not for sale, companies like Schilli and Big Freight,” said Don Daseke, president and CEO of Daseke.
  • After significant research and analysis, we determined that merging with Daseke is the best solution to preserve the company’s legacy while driving us forward to the future.”
  • From an operational standpoint, we now have the financial resources of Daseke to grow our company further, along with consolidated purchasing power and risk mitigation coverage.

“Two open deck specialized transportation companies, The Schilli Companies and Big Freight Systems, have merged with Daseke.”

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