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Knight's Takeover Attempt Behind It, USA Truck Will End 'Poison Pill' Plan

by Marty Cook 4/10/2014 10:53 am

USA Truck of Van Buren says it will end its shareholders rights plan at the end of business Friday. The publicly traded trucking company adopted the plan in November 2012 to protect itself from hostile takeover bids while the company attempted a turnaround.

USA Truck's New Management Navigates a Learning Curve

by Marty Cook 2/24/2014 12:00 am

Cliff Beckham is the chief financial officer at USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren, a company that certainly had an interesting 2013. The trucking company brought in a new CEO and several new executives, fought off — for the time being — a hostile takeover bid by a competitor and saw its fifth consecutive annual net loss.

Knight Falls on USA Truck's Shareholders List

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/25/2013 12:00 am

Phoenix-based Knight Transportation is now third on the list of shareholders of Van Buren's USA Truck.

USA Truck CEO John Simone: Turnaround Plan Is Working

by Marty Cook 11/12/2013 04:25 pm

USA Truck Inc. CEO John Simone says the company's progress in the third quarter is a sign the management's turnaround plan was working. Simone, speaking at the Stephens 2013 Fall Investment Conference at the New York Palace Hotel, said his company's resurgence was for real. USA Truck is currently trying to fight off a takeover attempt by rival Knight Transporation Inc of Phoenix.

USA Truck's Poison Pill Ready as It Fights Off Knight Transportation

by Marty Cook 11/11/2013 12:00 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren has a shareholder rights plan but that might not be enough to hold off a determined rival intent on buying the company.

Eight 40 Under 40 Honorees Who Became CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/17/2013 12:00 am

Arkansas Business is proud to have featured a number of 40 Under 40 honorees who have gone on to the corner offices of publicly traded companies. Let's count them.

Maverick USA, JB Hunt Lead Trucking Performance

by Jan Cottingham 4/29/2013 12:00 am

2012 proved to be a mixed year for trucking revenue in Arkansas, though three standout performers — two good, one not so much — blew by their peers on the list of the largest trucking companies doing business in the state.

USA Truck To Pay New CEO John Simone $460,000, Plus Stock, Incentive Options

by Chris Bahn 4/9/2013 08:18 am

New USA Truck CEO John Simone is in line for $460,000 in base salary, plus stock options and incentive bonus opportunities, according to the company's most recent proxy filing with the SEC.

USA Truck Looks East to West Memphis

by Chris Bahn 2/25/2013 12:00 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren hopes to retain more drivers with a West Memphis expansion project.

New CEO John Simone Says He'll Evaluate USA Truck Over Next 100 Days

by Lance Turner and Chris Bahn 2/18/2013 03:40 pm

USA Truck's new CEO, John Simone, talks to Arkansas Business about how he plans to develop a vision for the company's long-term success.

USA Truck Expanding West Memphis Terminal, Adding Jobs

by Chris Bahn 2/12/2013 09:57 am

USA Truck will begin adding approximately 125 jobs as part of a terminal expansion in West Memphis. Additional workforce will help USA Truck meet customer demand as it upgrades to a full-service terminal on March 2013.

USA Truck Announces Board Shakeup, Efforts to Repel Hostile Takeover

by Jan Cottingham 11/9/2012 09:17 am

USA Truck, which just two weeks ago reported a record quarterly loss, has announced a board shakeup and other efforts designed to stem the Van Buren company's financial bleeding and prevent a hostile takeover.

USA Truck Posts Record Quarterly Loss

by Jan Cottingham 10/29/2012 08:43 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren reports a third-quarter net loss of $6.1 million, or 59 cents per share -- the trucking company's biggest quarterly loss ever.