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Daseke Inc. has announced the formation of Daseke Fleet Services. According to Daseke, the new department will support Daseke’s growing scale by leveraging areas such as purchasing, equipment optimization and maintenance.

Daseke Fleet Services will focus on supporting the Daseke family of operating companies through lifecycle management of revenue equipment—including maximization of national purchasing power, enhanced maintenance programs, strategic disposition of assets, and high-level warranty management, the company explained.

Daseke Fleet Services will be based in Phoenix and will report directly to Daseke president Scott Wheeler. Executives in charge of the new department include: Brett Thompson, vice president of purchasing; Erek Starnes, vice president of equipment operations; and Gloria Pliler, director of purchasing; and existing Daseke director of procurement Ken Snyder.

“The creation of Daseke Fleet Services is a significant milestone for Daseke, as we have reached a scale where we can improve our cost efficiencies in ways that support both our operating companies and our overall organic growth,” Wheeler said. “We’re especially pleased that three of the trucking industry’s top equipment and maintenance executives from one of the industry’s leading trucking companies have joined us to make Daseke Fleet Services a reality – another indication that our philosophy of investing in people is working.”

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