USA Truck, Inc. Names Operations Executive

Aug 01, 2011, 16:15 ET from USA Truck, Inc.

VAN BUREN, Ark., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAK) today announced that David B. Hartline has been named as the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Trucking effective immediately.


"I am delighted to have David join our team," said USA Truck President and CEO Cliff Beckham.  "We are in the final implementation stages of our VEVA strategic plan at USA Truck, and we believe David's talents for operational execution and leadership development are just what we need to help unlock our model's earnings leverage through greater load velocity in our Spider Web freight network."

Mr. Hartline has nearly 20 years of transportation experience.  For the past 14 years he was employed by Heartland Express, Inc. of North Liberty, IA in a variety of operations roles, most recently as Director of Southeastern Operations.  Mr. Hartline holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Citadel Military College of South Carolina and a Masters in Project Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management.

"I am excited to join the USA Truck team," Mr. Hartline said. "We expect to aggressively drive load velocity in Spider Web lanes with superior customer service.  Not only do we want our customers to utilize our services, but we also want them to prefer USA Truck because our service makes a difference."

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USA Truck is a dry van truckload carrier transporting general commodities via our General Freight and Dedicated Freight service offerings.  We transport commodities throughout the continental United States 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 operating segments provide customized transportation solutions using our technology and multiple modes of transportation including our assets and the assets of our partner carriers.

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