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09-11-2015

Four USA Truck Veteran Driving Team Members Receive Military-Themed Tractors


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Van Buren, AR – September 11, 2015 – USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK), a leading capacity solutions provider headquartered in Van Buren, AR, presented personalized, military-themed tractors to four of its outstanding veteran driving team members today during a celebration at the Company’s corporate headquarters.

 

David Bell (U.S. Navy), Robert Decker (U.S. Air Force), Michael Powell (U.S. Marines) and Jodie Yoder (U.S. Army) each received a 2016 International ProStar with patriotic highlights, along with a personalized dog tag decal bearing their name and branch of service. The recipients were selected based on tenure and safety record.

 

Quick facts about USA Truck’s military-themed tractor recipients:

  • Mr. Bell spent four years in the U.S. Navy. He lives in Attalla, AL and has been with USA Truck since August 2005. He has accumulated more than 915,000 safe driving miles.
  • Mr. Decker spent six years in the U.S. Air Force. He lives in Rantoul, IL. He has been with USA Truck since February 2004 and was the Company’s Driver of the Month for June 2015. He is a USA Truck Mileage Milestone Club member with more than 2,750,000 safe driving miles.
  • Mr. Powell spent 21 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He lives in Athens, AL and has been with USA Truck since November 2007. He has logged nearly 384,000 safe driving miles.
  • Mr. Yoder spent eight years in the U.S. Army. He lives in Haubstadt, IN and has been with USA Truck since October 2008. He is a past USA Truck Driving Champion and a four-time participant in the Arkansas Truck Driving Championship. He has accumulated nearly 820,000 safe driving miles.

 

In addition, USA Truck reaffirmed its ongoing support of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund with a donation on behalf of the Company’s entire driving fleet. The event was a prelude to National Driver Appreciation Week, which is September 13-19.

 

“USA Truck has a deep appreciation for those who have served and who continue to serve our nation,” said Tom Glaser, President & CEO of USA Truck. “It dates back to the vision of one of our Company’s founders, Mr. Robert Powell, a former Navy aviator who built USA Truck in a military image. Our bar and star logo is inspired by the insignia on the plane he piloted while serving aboard the USS Intrepid. We are honored to continue the tradition of recognizing our outstanding USA Truck veteran team members, who make up more than a quarter of our workforce. Their excellence sets them apart, so it’s only fitting that their tractors stand out as well.”