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Driver Barton Graham Earns Top Honor as President’s Award winner at USA Truck Stars of Safety Celebration

Van Buren, Ark. – March 31, 2020 – USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK), a leading capacity solutions provider headquartered in Van Buren, AR, has named Efren Landin, Truckload Company Driver of the Year for 2019, Thomas Anderson as Dedicated Company Driver of the Year for 2019, and Daryll Black IC Driver of the Year for 2019. Landin, Anderson, and Black were among a select group of company drivers and independent contractors honored for their exemplary performance during USA Truck’s Stars of Safety Celebration held March 6 at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Pocola, OK.


USA Truck presented each Driver of the Year with a grand prize. Landin and Anderson were presented with a check and will receive custom graphics for their current tractors. Black, the Independent Contractor winner, received the cash equivalent of a destination getaway for two plus the cash equivalent of one week’s settlement.


Friday nights honors also included 2019 Fuel Efficient Drivers of the Year for Truckload and Dedicated divisions. Truckload recognized Robert Bowerman Jr, and the Dedicated award went to Mike Barnes. Xiaoxing Zhang was recognized as the 2019 Trainer of the Year.


During Friday’s festivities, USA Truck welcomed eight new inductees into the company’s Mileage Milestone Club, which brings the total membership to 89. This elite group is comprised of USA Truck driving team members who have logged one million or more safe miles. The company also recognized six drivers moving up in milestone levels.


Additionally, Barton Graham earned the company’s highest honor in receiving the 3rd Annual President’s Award. USA Truck CEO James Reed stated, “Barton stands for everything we strive for here at USA Truck. This company was founded on the tradition of American ideals and hardworking values, and I am honored to celebrate his daily example of our values. The recognition of every one of our honorees at this event is one of my favorite official duties. Barton himself has driven over three million safe miles, and this group collectively represents over 100 million miles of safe, accident-free miles driven. We rely on great professionals like them to get the real work of trucking done and are delighted to honor their dedicated service and commitment to their families, our company, and to being safe professionals. They are truly the best of the best!”


About USA Truck

USA Truck provides comprehensive capacity solutions to a broad and diverse customer base throughout North America. Our Trucking and Logistics groups 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.


This press release will be available to interested parties at our web site, www.usa-truck.com, in “Company News,” located under the “Resources” tab. High-resolution images from the 2020 Stars of Safety Celebration, along with other downloadable materials, will be available in “Media Resources” located under the “Resources” tab.


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Jason Bates
Executive Vice President &
Chief Financial Officer
USAT Capacity Solutions
(479) 471-2637


David Turner
Senior Marketing Manager
USAT Capacity Solutions
(479) 471-6416