Van Buren, AR – November 19, 2015 – USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK), a leading capacity solutions provider headquartered in Van Buren, AR, today announced that members of its professional driving team will now be allowed to have a pet onboard with the addition of the USA Truck Pet Pass.
According to Billy Cartright, Vice President of Safety and Recruiting for USA Truck, pet-friendly transportation companies are few and far between. Feedback received from current and potential USA Truck driving team members led the Company to create this opportunity.
“We understand that pets are family. Some professional drivers really benefit from the companionship of a beloved dog or cat while on the road,” Mr. Cartright said. “It’s one way for them to experience some of the comforts of home, and as part of our ongoing mission to exceed expectations, we are pleased to provide that option.”
According to TruckerToTrucker.com, more than 60 percent of professional truck drivers report having pets and more than 40 percent travel with them. In addition to companionship, the benefits to bringing a pet on the road include a reduction in depression and creating an ice-breaker for conversations with new people. Various health benefits include controlling weight and diabetes risks through daily walks. Secondhand smoke concerns prompt many drivers to quit, and caring for pets in general is well known for reducing blood pressure. Last but not least, many professional drivers believe traveling with their pets inspires them to be happier and safer.
Additional information on USA Truck’s Pet Pass may be obtained through the Company’s Safety, Orientation or Recruiting departments.
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