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07-12-2016

USAT Logistics Announces Organizational Moves


Experienced Managers Expected to Strengthen Team, Enhance Market Coverage

 

Van Buren, ARJuly 12, 2016 – USAT Logistics, a division of USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK), a leading capacity solutions provider headquartered in Van Buren, AR, has announced a number of key organizational changes to that it believes will position USAT Logistics for growth.

 

Matt Lacy, who joined USA Truck as Dallas Branch Manager in 2012, has been named Director of Regional Network for USAT Logistics and will oversee the development and market strategies of USAT’s nine regional sales and operations centers. CH Robinson alum Caleb Boyd joins the organization as Regional Manager in Dallas, filling the vacancy created by Lacy’s promotion. Randy Robles, who has been with the USA Truck organization since 2007, has been named Director of Yield Management and is expected to drive collaborative activities between Trucking and USAT Logistics, with the goal of enhancing efficiency between the two divisions. Tim O’Day, previously a USA Truck Client Manager with more than 20 years of industry experience, has been promoted to Regional Manager for USAT’s Southern California facility.

 

Additionally, USAT Logistics has hired Sig Cruz to lead its Enterprise Business Development strategy.  Cruz is an industry veteran widely recognized for his extensive market knowledge, logistics solutions expertise and success in leading strategic initiatives. Also joining the USAT Logistics management team is Sharon Siar, in the role of Manager of Agent Development. Siar is another well-respected logistics professional, most recently with BNSF Logistics, with nearly 30 years in results driven positions.

 

“With our new rebranding efforts underway, we hope to overcome the marketplace headwinds by investing in the assets that drive our business . . . people.” said Jim Craig, President of USAT Logistics. “We are aggressively developing and pursuing talent at all of our regional centers as well as our executive offices in Dallas. Matt, Randy, Tim and Caleb are all proven performers who we believe are well-qualified to help us reach our objectives. Sig and Sharon are huge additions to our team and should provide real depth and market reach”.

 

USAT Logistics has announced ambitious growth expectations and is expanding its service portfolio as well as market coverage. The foundation of USAT Logistics’ value proposition comes from its affiliation with USA Truck, providing access to 1,800 tractors and over 6,000, 53-foot trailers, combined with USAT Logistics’ own diverse logistics service offerings.

 

“The impact of our ability to combine the strength and stability of our parent company’s assets, with the flexibility and extensive capacity of the USAT third-party logistics model, has been recognized and embraced by our clients”, Craig added.

 

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About USA Truck

USA Truck provides comprehensive capacity solutions to a broad and diverse customer base throughout North America. Our Trucking and USAT Logistics divisions blend an extensive portfolio of asset and asset-light services, offering a balanced approach to supply chain management including customized truckload, dedicated contract carriage, intermodal and third-party logistics freight management services. For more information, visit usa-truck.com or usatlogistics.com.

 

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Company Contacts

Jim A. Craig, President
USAT Logistics
(479) 471-2500
Jim.Craig@usa-truck.com

 

David Turner
Senior Manager, Marketing
USA Truck, Inc.
(479) 471-6416
David.Turner@usa-truck.com