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11-20-2014

USA Truck Expands Dedicated Freight Team


Greg Lutes Appointed Vice President and General Manager, Dedicated Services

Vice President of Sales Added

November 20, 2014 – USA Truck (Nasdaq: USAK), a leading transportation and logistics provider headquartered in Van Buren, Ark., today announced the expansion of its Dedicated Freight Team with the hiring of Greg B. Lutes as vice president and general manager.

Mr. Lutes brings extensive experience in both the shipper and the provider sides of the capacity solutions industry to USA Truck. His career includes 18 years with Ryder Integrated Logistics, where he most recently served as director of customer logistics. He also served as director of transportation at AutoZone and vice president of operations at Greatwide Logistics, where he provided dedicated contract carriage and freight services for a wide variety of industries nationwide and managed 1,400 employees and owner operators. Prior to joining USA Truck, Mr. Lutes was the vice president of operations at Dedicated Transportation Solutions, Inc.

USA Truck President and CEO John Simone commented, “Our dedicated carriage business has grown significantly over the past year as ongoing capacity shortages in our industry have prompted increasing numbers of shippers to seek dedicated capacity. Greg’s addition to the USA Truck team reflects our strategy of capitalizing on this trend, and will enhance our ability to provide consistent, customized capacity for this growing segment of our customer base.”

In another step to support the expansion of USA Truck’s dedicated freight operation, the company hired Steve Kendall as vice president of dedicated sales. Mr. Kendall’s 25 years of wide-ranging industry experience include work with UPS, Emery Worldwide and Con-Way Multimodal. He most recently served as vice president of business development-transportation logistics services at Jacobson Companies.