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Van Buren, AR – September 16, 2015 –USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK), a leading capacity solutions provider headquartered in Van Buren, AR, has appointed Chris Parsons Vice President of Maintenance. He will oversee USA Truck’s fleet of nearly 2,000 tractors and eight maintenance terminals.
Mr. Parsons, who has more than 17 years of fleet management experience, joins USA Truck from Navajo Express, Inc., a Denver, CO-based company that provides transportation solutions across 48 states. At Navajo Express, Mr. Parsons oversaw fleet maintenance operations nationwide, with responsibility for nearly 800 power units.
Mr. Parsons also served as Director of Maintenance for Alliance HealthCare Services and Assistant Director of Maintenance & Equipment for Stevens Transport, where he was responsible for maintenance nationwide for 1,800 power units and 3,000 refrigerated trailers.
Tom Glaser, President and CEO of USA Truck, said, “Enhancing our company’s maintenance program is a key initiative for accelerating USA Truck’s turnaround program. To ensure that we make headway in this important area, the Company has undertaken a comprehensive review of our maintenance facilities as well as our approach to managing preventative maintenance expenses and over-the-road repairs. Chris has the credentials and skillset to lead these important efforts and to help accelerate the pace of operational improvements in our Trucking operations. We are delighted to have Chris join our team.”
Mr. Glaser added, “For a native of the Fort Smith River Valley, the chance to return home is especially compelling. We welcome Chris back to the Fort Smith area.”
Mr. Parsons began his career in fleet management with Mobley Construction in 1997 and served as Fleet Maintenance Shop Manager for Wal-Mart Transportation from 2004 – 2010.
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