Don Daseke joins ‘Truck Tank’ panel at GATS

Don Daseke

The leader of one of America’s leading flatbed trucking companies is among the four judges who will help make one person’s business dream come true next week.

Commercial Fleet Financing, Inc. (CFF) has announced that Don Daseke will be the fourth and final judge at Truck Tank 2015 during the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas next Thursday through Saturday Aug. 27-29 at the Kay bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

Daseke is the chairman, president and CEO of Daseke, Inc., the second largest flatbed, open-deck and specialty trucking company in North America.

In addition Daseke, the judges for the Shark Tank-like event include:

  • author, speaker, small business expert and host of Home Made Money, Bethany Williams,
  • RJ Grimshaw, president of Unifi Equipment Financing in Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Matt Manero, president of Commercial Fleet Financing, Inc. author of The Grit and host of The Grit Radio Show.

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In Truck Tank, 10 “truckerprenuers” will pitch their business ideas to the judges.

“Mr. Daseke brings a wealth of industry experience and knowledge to our panel,” said Manero. “We are honored that he has agreed to be a part of Truck Tank. We are so pleased to have assembled an amazing group of industry experts to serve as judges in the Truck Tank. We are excited to be a part of making an entrepreneur’s dreams come true.”

The contest will be held Friday, Aug. 28 from 1 – 3 p.m. in the GATS Recruiting Pavilion.

Panel members will have the opportunity to fund entrepreneurs’ business ideas onsite and the winner will leave with no less than a $5,000 investment from Commercial Fleet Financing, Inc. and one year of business coaching from Williams.

CFF, headquartered in Carrollton, Texas, is an industry leader in new and used equipment financing, and operates CFFNATION.COM, an online network designed to educate, inform and entertain the those in the transportation industry.

CFF is celebrating 20 years in business and is the recipient of the 2014 Inc. 500-5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America honor.