VAN BUREN, Ark., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAK), a leading transportation and logistics provider, announced today that Clifton R. Beckham has notified the Company of his plan to proceed with his resignation as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective September 30, 2014, to pursue new career opportunities. In preparation for this planned departure, the Company has been conducting a search for a permanent chief financial officer.
To facilitate an orderly transition, Mr. Beckham has agreed to remain in his current role with the Company until September 30, 2014, and has indicated his willingness to remain available in an advisory capacity as needed until a permanent chief financial officer has been appointed. In the event a successor to Mr. Beckham has not been appointed by September 30, 2014, the Board intends to appoint an interim chief financial officer.
"On behalf of the board of directors and the entire Company, I want to thank Cliff for his invaluable contributions over 20 years of service to USA Truck," said USA Truck Chairman Robert A. Peiser. "Since returning to his previous role as chief financial officer in February 2013 after serving as chief executive officer for nearly six years, Cliff continued to demonstrate singular dedication and tireless efforts to implementing the Company's turnaround plan. All of us admire him for his integrity and selfless commitment to USA Truck, and wish him the best as he begins a new phase of his career."
President and CEO John Simone added, "Cliff has been a trusted advisor since I joined USA Truck and has made countless contributions to our Company's advancing financial turnaround. He leaves USA Truck on solid financial footing, with improved working capital management, increased operating cash flow and reduced debt, and with a very capable finance and accounting team that we believe can fulfill all financial responsibilities during the transition."
Mr. Beckham commented, "The milestone we achieved for the second quarter – reporting the first quarter of positive net income in three years – presented an opportune time for me to pursue new career challenges. I feel privileged to have spent so many years at USA Truck and look forward to watching John and his management team continue to strengthen the organization, create a winning environment for employees and deliver value for USA Truck's shareholders."
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About USA Truck USA Truck is a transportation and logistics provider headquartered in Van Buren, Arkansas, with terminals, offices and staging facilities located throughout the United States. We transport commodities throughout the continental U.S. and into and out of portions of Canada. We also transport general commodities into and out of Mexico by allowing through-trailer service from our terminal in Laredo, Texas. Our Strategic Capacity Solutions and Intermodal service offerings provide customized transportation solutions using the latest technological tools available and multiple modes of transportation.
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