ADDISON, Texas — Daseke, a consolidator and largest flatbed and specialized transportation company in North America, has appointed its Chief Financial Officer Scott Wheeler as the company’s new president.
PORTLAND, Ore. — TAG Truck Centers and the Lonestar Truck Group have merged into a new company called TNTX, thus forming one of the largest Freightliner and Western Star dealer families in the country.
Class 8 truck sales in the United States rose from the ashes of what appeared to be a subpar year compared to the past three, and showed the strongest monthly figure since mid-2015 to come within 420 sales of equaling 2016’s total, something many analysts thought was not likely to happen.
As truckers well know, U.S. diesel prices rose more than 2 cents a gallon to $3 on January 8, which is 40 cents higher than it was that time a year ago. That’s because the price of oil, from which diesel is made, is going up. And it will likely continue its upward trajectory.