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TFI completes acquisition of Daseke for $1.1 billion

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This week, TFI International Inc. completed the previously announced acquisition of the largest North American flatbed and specialized trucking company for more than a billion dollars.

On April 1, 2024, Canada-based logistics company TFI announced that the acquisition of Daseke, Inc. for an enterprise value of $1.1 billion is now complete.

The acquisition plans were announced in December 2023.

With the acquisition completed, TFI gains access to Daseke’s approximately 4,900 tractors, 11,000 flatbed and specialized trailers.

During a February 2024 earnings call, TFI leadership suggested that they may spin off Daseke into a separate company in 2025.

The following companies are part of the Daseke brand:

  • Smokey Point Distributing
  • E.W. Wylie
  • Central Oregon Truck Company
  • Lone Star Transportation
  • Bulldog Hiway Express
  • Hornady Transportation
  • Big Freight Systems
  • The Steelman Companies
  • The Roadmaster Group
  • TSH & Co.
  • The Boyd Companies — Boyd Bros. Transportation and WTI Transport 

“This attractive acquisition is highly complementary to our existing operations and scales our Truckload segment into a leading North American truckload transportation and logistics business. Daseke’s deep expertise in servicing a broad portfolio of specialized and industrial end markets such as high-security cargo, agriculture, manufacturing, and construction, is critical given the relative strength of specialized market dynamics today. We extend a warm welcome to the Daseke team,” stated Alain Bédard, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of TFI International. “This acquisition also advances our strategic consideration of creating a unique opportunity for shareholders to separately invest in a specialized truckload business and in an LTL, P&C and Logistics business. Our immediate focus will be on improving Daseke’s financial results, with the strategic consideration to follow and be ongoing.”

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