TRUCKERS' SHORTAGE * USA: STOCKS AWARD PLAN
* Texas - Daseke combats trucker shortage with stock plan
--- Trucking company Daseke Inc. is starting what it calls a “ground-breaking” strategy to get its employees invested – literally – in the company... The Addison, Tex., business, which says it’s the largest owner of open-deck flatbed transportation in North America, announced a stock awards plan that would allow the company’s drivers and support team workers to essentially become shareholders... Daseke is setting aside a million shares of common stock currently valued at nearly $10 million for the 2,100 drivers and 800 support staff that have been on board since 2016. More will be earmarked for employees joining the team this year... Daseke said it is the first trucking company of its kind to attempt a stock plan perk. When the business went public earlier this year – the first in its sector to list since 2010, it was valued at about $700 million...
(Photo: Daseke - Daseke driver secures a load on a flatbed truck) -- Addison, TXS, USA - Trucks.com, by TIFFANY HSU - MAY 25, 2017