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It takes know-how to build and guide a winning team. When it comes to experience, USA Truck 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 USA Truck an industry leader in every sense.

USA Truck 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

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT 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. 

Jim A. Craig

Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer, and President, USAT Logistics

Mr. Craig joined USA Truck in February 2016 with over 30 years of experience in logistics and transportation. He was previously chief marketing officer for BNSF Logistics, LLC, where he was responsible for business development, customer solutions and marketing activities across the company’s worldwide organization. Prior to that, he held a series of executive positions, including senior vice president, corporate sales and marketing, for Yusen Logistics. Mr. Craig began his career in logistics and transportation with Con-way Truckload in 1983.

Cheryl Stone

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Cheryl Stone has more than 20 years of executive management experience in human resources and operations for global and domestic companies. Most recently she served as Chief Administrative Officer for Consolidated Technology Services. Previous to that, she was Vice President for Global Human Resources and Administration for Tri Marine International. Cheryl serves as an advisory board member for the Marriott Business School at BYU and as an adjunct faculty member in the Business Law program for BYU Idaho. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Taft Law School, MBA in Administration/Human Resources, and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and Business Administration. She is accredited as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), with certifications in Payroll and Mediation.

Troy A. Robertson

VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL

Mr. Robertson joined USA Truck in October 2015 after holding various leadership positions, including Chief Counsel, at Con-way Truckload. He joined Contract Freighters Inc. in 2000 as a Management Trainee, and during his tenure there held leadership positions in Marketing Resources, Risk Management, Employee Benefits and Safety/Claims. He was named General Counsel of CFI in 2006 and remained Chief Counsel with CFI’s successor company, Con-way Truckload In. At USA Truck, Mr. Robertson manages all legal affairs and has oversight responsibility for Risk Management. Prior to CFI, Mr. Robertson was with Yellow Freight System in Overland Park, Kansas.

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