USA Truck

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USA Truck, Inc.
Public
Traded as NASDAQUSAK
Industry Transportation
Founded 1983
Founders Jerry Orler, Robert Powell, Breck Speed
Headquarters Van Buren, Arkansas, U.S.
Area served
U.S., Canada
Key people
Tom Glaser (President & CEO)
Michael Borrows (Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer)
Jeff Lester (Executive Vice President, Risk Management and Safety)
Russell Overla (Executive Vice President, Truckload Operations)
Mike Weindel Jr. (Executive Vice President, SCS)
Services General commodities transport
Website usa-truck.com
Company headquarters - Van Buren, AR

USA Truck is a capacity solutions provider of transportation and logistics services that include truckload, dedicated contract carriage, intermodal and brokerage spot market throughout the continental United States, Mexico and Canada.

The company operates maintenance facilities in Van Buren, Arkansas; West Memphis, Arkansas; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Tipp City, Ohio; Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Dallas, Texas; and Laredo, Texas.[1]

Most of USA Truck’s business is considered time sensitive and involves merchandise such as auto parts, tires and retail store items, and its clientele includes several Fortune 500 companies.[2][not in citation given]It also has agreements to provide services for other trucking companies[which?] who may have entered into dedicated contracts but for some reason cannot provide service. The company also has partnerships with several rail carriers.[which?]

History[edit]

Founded in 1983, USA Truck was spun off by its former parent firm, Arkansas Best Corporation.

With the help of the firm Kelso & Co, the newly privatized Arkansas Best divested itself of USA Truck and Trans-States Lines Inc. to help pay down a leveraged buyout. In 1992, USA Truck had its initial public offering.

Awards[edit]

  • 2011: Truckload Carrier of the Year (high volume), Anheuser-Busch
  • 2012: BP Driving Safety Standard Award
  • 2013: Top 100 For-Hire Carrier, Transport Topics, Top 100 Trucker, Inbound Logistics; Top Pay Carrier, National Transportation Institute; Green Office Award, Northwest Arkansas Business Journal
  • 2014: FedEx SmartPost Peak Performance Award, Alcoa Tier 1 2012, 2013 & 2014 Carrier of the Year (outstanding dry van service in North America); Top 50 Trucking Company, Journal of Commerce

Fleet[edit]

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USA Truck's fleet consists of more than 2,000 tractors and 6,000 dry-van trailers. The trucks are Navistar International ProStar with Cummins engines and Freightliner Cascadia tractors, with an average age of 29 months. All of the company’s trucks are equipped with PeopleNet satellite communication with in-cab email and turn-by-turn navigation.[3] All of USA Truck’s trailers are 53 ft (16 m) dry-vans; the company does not operate any flatbed, refrigerated or tanker trailer fleets.

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