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It takes know-how to build and guide a winning team. When it comes to experience, USAT Capacity Solutions fits the bill. Each member of our executive leadership team brings an average of more than 20 years of hard-earned industry experience to the table. With a proven track record of positive results at every turn, this elite group sets the tone for outstanding performance and sustained excellence. Their collective attributes, along with their dedication to growth and service, make USAT Capacity Solutions an industry leader in every sense.

USAT Capacity Solutions Leadership Team

James D. Reed

President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director

Mr. Reed joined USA Truck in November 2016, bringing more than two decades of multi-faceted experience in trucking, logistics, finance and business development. He previously served as chief financial officer of Interstate Distributor Company (an asset-based trucking business), as well as president of its subsidiary, Interstate Distributor Logistics. As Interstate’s CFO, Mr. Reed was responsible for all accounting, financial planning and analysis and IT, and led the company’s strategic planning process. He joined Interstate in 2012 and served for a time as its senior vice president, sales, with full accountability for the company’s revenue growth and strategic account development. Mr. Reed’s extensive experience includes 15 years of leading finance in public companies.

Jason Bates

EVP AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Mr. Bates has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since May 2017. He joined USA Truck from Swift Transportation Company, where he served as VP of Finance, Revenue Services and Investor Relations Officer. Mr. Bates started at Swift in 2003 and previously served in financial leadership roles including: responsibility for financial forecasting, planning and analysis, business analytics, strategic reporting, business intelligence, data analytics, treasury and investor relations. Prior to Swift, he served in a variety of finance and accounting leadership roles for Honeywell International. Mr. Bates earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Arizona State University. 

Tim Guin

EVP and Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. Guin began his transportation career at Swift Transportation in 1988 where he held various operations positions along with Vice President of National Accounts and Vice President of Sales, Eastern Region until 2006. He recently served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Swift Transportation from 2016 to 2018. From 2006 until 2009, he served as Vice President of Business Development in charge of Mergers and Acquisitions for USX Enterprises. He later became President of Arnold Transportation where he served until 2011. Mr. Guin served on the Board of Directors at Arnold Transportation from 2009 until 2011. He earned a Bachelor Degree in Political Science from Winthrop University.

George Henry

SVP, Logistics

Mr. Henry joined USA Truck in April 2018 from Knight Transportation, Inc where he served as Vice President of Dedicated. He joined Knight in 2013 as Vice President of Logistics. Prior to joining Knight, he spent 8 years at Transplace in various 3PL and Brokerage Operations roles before being named the Vice President of Capacity Services. George has a Bachelors of Science in Supply Chain, Transportation and Logistics Management from the University of Wales, U.K.

Werner Hugo

SVP, Trucking Operations

Mr. Hugo joined USA Truck in May 2017 from 7 Hills Transport, Inc., where he had served as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to 7 Hills Transport, he served as Vice President of Operations and Driver Retention at CRST International. Additionally, he has nearly 15 years of experience as President and Chief Operating Officer of three other trucking companies, where he and his teams were able to bolster each company’s respective value through effective operational execution. He is a graduate of Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa.

Todd Davis

VP, USA TRUCK AND PRESIDENT, DAVIS TRANSFER COMPANY

Mr. Davis joined USA Truck as vice president in October 2018 through the acquisition of the premier, high-service, southeast regional carrier, Davis Transfer Company. Mr. Davis brings more than twenty years of experience in the truckload/logistics transportation industry. He serves as president of Davis Transfer Company, Inc. (an asset-based trucking business), and its subsidiary, Davis Transfer Logistics. As president and CEO of Davis Transfer Company, Mr. Davis is responsible for key client relationships, new customer acquisition, and overall strategic direction. Mr. Davis earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in management information systems and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia.

Richard Hainlen

VP, Revenue Operations

A veteran trucking pricing professional Mr. Hainlen joined USA Truck in May 2017. His extensive background in revenue management includes service with Red Classic Transportation Services, where he served as director of yield management and network optimization. He has held similar posts with several carriers, including P.A.M. Transportation, Celadon Group, CFI, and Anderson Trucking Service. Mr. Hainlen earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Bethel University.

Jeff Harris

VP, MAINTENANCE

Mr. Harris Joined USA Truck in September 2017 with 30 years of experience in Transportation Maintenance after serving as Regional Director of Maintenance|Central Region at Swift Transportation. Before that role, he was Director of Shop Operations Training and Compliance for Swift Transportation. He was inducted into the Nashville Auto Diesel Hall of fame in 2012. He was elected 2018-2019 ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council General Chairman and Treasurer and was awarded the ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council Silver Spark Plug in 2018.

Katherine B. Knight

VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Ms. Knight joined USA Truck in May of 2018. She has extensive experience as counsel to international and Fortune 200 corporations, most recently with Nissan North America, Inc., and before Nissan, with Dollar General Corporation. Prior to moving in-house, she worked for two national law firms, specializing in Labor & Employment, Commercial, and Financial Services litigation. She has also served as an Assistant Attorney General, civil litigation, Assistant General Counsel to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, and law clerk to the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee. She earned her B.A. from the College of William and Mary and her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School.

Kim Littlejohn

VP, Chief Technology Officer

Ms. Littlejohn joined USA Truck in May 2017 after serving as Director of Information Technology for Interstate Distributor Co., Tacoma, Washington. She also has served as IT director for both Bishop, White, Marshall & Weibel, P.S., and NYK Business Systems Americas Inc. Her career as an IT professional began as a developer with Boeing and then with Security Pacific Bank. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington.

Allen Lowry

VP, Safety and Risk Management

Mr. Lowry joined USA Truck in July 2017 with more than 25 years of Safety and leadership experience in the transportation industry. He served as Vice President of Safety, Security, OS&D and Risk Management for Navajo Express, Inc. Previous to that position he held numerous leadership roles at Swift Transportation, Inc., Central Refrigerated Service, Inc., and Dick Simon Trucking, Inc. Mr. Lowry is NATMI certified, studied Law at Weber State University, and was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves, JAG.

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