Van Buren, AR – October 6, 2015 – USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK), a leading capacity solutions provider headquartered in Van Buren, AR, today announced the appointment of Billy Cartright as Vice President of Safety and Recruiting effective October 5, 2015.
Mr. Cartright joins USA Truck from Con-way, Inc., where he served most recently as Senior Director of Operations. In that position, he managed 3,100 driver and non-driver personnel and oversaw Fleet Management, Customer Service, Planning, Equipment Control, Service Team and Terminal Management.
During his 16-year tenure at Con-way, Mr. Cartright also served as Director of Safety. In that role, he oversaw the development and deployment of safety strategy, culture and improvement, focusing on Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) scores, driver training, accident and workers’ compensation prevention, E-log rollout and safety technology deployment. USA Truck President and CEO Tom Glaser said, “Billy’s wide-ranging experience with an industry-leading company will serve us well as we work to enhance our Company’s operations. Improving safety, driver recruiting and driver orientation are all key goals for USA Truck and we look forward to his contributions in these important areas.”
Mr. Cartright earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from the Missouri Southern State University and completed Con-way’s ALPHA program, a two-year advanced leadership training program, in 2010. He received the company’s CEO Constellation Award, which recognizes exemplary employees, in 2013.
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