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Daseke Appoints Scott Wheeler as President

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Daseke
Inc.
(NASDAQ:DSKE) (NASDAQ:DSKEW), the leading consolidator and
largest flatbed and specialized transportation company in North America,
today announced the appointment of its chief financial officer, Scott
Wheeler, as the company's new president. Wheeler assumes the role of
president from company founder Don Daseke, who will continue to serve as
Daseke's CEO and chairman. Wheeler will remain as Daseke's CFO.

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Daseke chief financial officer Scott Wheeler was appointed today (Jan. 12, 2018) as the company's ne ...

Daseke chief financial officer Scott Wheeler was appointed today (Jan. 12, 2018) as the company's new president. Wheeler will remain as Daseke's CFO. (Photo: Business Wire)

"I first met Scott when he was the mayor of our home town, Addison,
Texas, a suburb of Dallas. When I asked Scott to join Daseke I knew he
was a great CFO. I soon learned he was much more. Scott has now been my
business partner and confidant for years, and is a trusted leader," said
Don Daseke. "He was the architect behind our mergers, organizational
structure and critical to our success in going public. He has proven to
be a great leader and Daseke will continue to greatly benefit from his
talents and experience as he takes on this new leadership role. He has
the respect of his corporate team, the CEOs of our operating companies,
the Daseke board of directors and the public markets. Daseke would be
very different if it were not for Scott Wheeler."

In 2015, the Dallas Business Journal named Wheeler as CFO of the Year in
its middle market category. In December of 2016, Wheeler was named to
the company's board of directors. Last year, the National Association of
Corporate Directors and the Dallas Business Journal awarded Wheeler, and
his fellow board members, with the Outstanding Directors Award for a
public company.

Before joining Daseke, Wheeler served as CFO for two companies and was a
managing director at a CFO consulting firm for high-growth companies.
Wheeler sits on the advisory board of the College of Business - Texas
A&M University-Commerce, where he earned his undergraduate degree and
now serves as an adjunct professor of finance. In 2014, the Commerce,
Finance and Economics Department at Texas A&M College of Business
bestowed upon him the Alumni Ambassador Award, the highest honor granted
to an alumnus. Wheeler received his M.B.A. from Southern Methodist
University in 1985.

"I knew Don was a leader from the first time I met him, and I feel
fortunate to have worked alongside him for the last six years," said
Wheeler. "When Don first approached me about joining his new company as
CFO, I found his philosophy of finding well-managed companies and
offering them the opportunity and resources to grow their business to a
whole new level to be so compelling. I look forward to taking on the
operational leadership role that Don has so expertly established at
Daseke, as he and I continue to serve as mentors to the leaders of
Daseke's growing number of operating companies."

About Daseke

Daseke, Inc. is the leading consolidator and the largest flatbed and
specialized transportation and logistics company in North America.
Daseke offers comprehensive, best-in-class services to many of the
world's most respected industrial shippers through experienced people,
more than 5,200 tractors, more than 11,000 flatbed and specialized
trailers, and a million-plus square feet of industrial warehousing
space. Daseke is the largest company, yet has only 1 percent market
share, of the highly fragmented $133 billion flatbed and specialized
transportation market.

Source: Daseke, Inc.

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