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USA Truck Executive Leaves Company to Stay in Dallas

by Marty Cook 8/31/2015 2:14 pm

Jeffrey Lester, an executive vice president with USA Truck Inc., resigned Aug. 24, after CEO Tom Glaser asked him to work from the company’s headquarters in Van Buren on a daily basis.

Weis Says Decision To Leave USA Truck His To Make

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

Former USA Truck executive Burton Weis said it was his decision to resign from the Van Buren trucking company and he hoped to stay in northwest Arkansas with his next job.

Kandice Harshaw to Replace Burton Weis at USA Truck

by Marty Cook 8/14/2015 10:10 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren promoted Kandice Harshaw to vice president of human resources after the resignation of Burton Weis this week. Weis, a longtime executive with the company, did not tell USA Truck why he was resigning.

Cliff Beckham Takes New Job as President of Illinois Trucking Company

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

Former USA Truck executive Cliff Beckham was recently hired as president and COO of Earl L. Henderson Trucking of Caseyville, Illinois.

USA Truck Moves On Under New CEO Tom Glaser

by Marty Cook 8/10/2015 12:00 am

At age 65 after a long career in the trucking industry, Tom Glaser couldn’t resist answering USA Truck’s call. Glaser, a member of the Van Buren company’s board of directors, stepped in as interim COO when CEO John Simone took a leave of absence.

USA Truck 2Q Profit Up as Executives Streamline, Focus on Safety

by Marty Cook 8/4/2015 11:23 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Tuesday reported second-quarter income of $2.4 million, up from $722,000 in the same quarter of 2014.

USA Truck Making Best Of Leadership Change

by Marty Cook 7/20/2015 12:00 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren may be in the best possible circumstances to handle the recent resignation of its top executive because of health issues.

John Simone Resigns As CEO of USA Truck to Focus on Health

by Lance Turner 7/9/2015 9:25 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren said Thursday that John Simone has resigned from the CEO post to focus "on improving his health." Simone, who was being treated for lung cancer, has been on medical leave from the publicly traded trucking firm since April. The company's board named Thomas Glaser to replace him.

USA Truck Names Greg Banks Sales Director

by Marty Cook 7/1/2015 4:33 pm

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren named Greg Banks as its director of sales.

Update: Vadim Perelman Resigns from USA Truck Board of Directors

by Marty Cook 5/21/2015 2:03 pm

Vadim Perelman resigned as a member of the board of directors at USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren after his investment group divested itself of the 1.4 million shares it had owned in the trucking company.

Report: US Truckers Generated Record $700B in Revenue Last Year

by Lance Turner 5/12/2015 11:22 am

A new report from the American Trucking Associations says the U.S. trucking industry generated a record $700.4 billion in revenue.

USA Truck CEO John Simone Treated for Lung Cancer

by Marty Cook and Lance Turner 5/7/2015 5:20 pm

USA Truck Inc. CEO John Simone said Thursday that he is being treated for lung cancer, and that while he and his doctors are optimistic, he's not sure yet when he'll return to the company. "I intend to return as soon as medically advisable, and I am hoping that will be sometime this summer," he wrote.

USA Truck Shareholders Re-Elect 3 to Company Board

by Marty Cook 5/7/2015 1:50 pm

Shareholders voted to re-elect three members of the company’s board of directors and approved, in an advisory vote, of the company’s executive compensation plan.

USA Truck Posts $1.1M 1Q Profit

by Marty Cook 5/5/2015 6:53 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $1.1 million, up from a $1.6 million loss in the same quarter last year.

USA Truck CEO Paid $1.4M in Total Compensation in 2014

by Marty Cook 4/24/2015 9:30 am

John Simone, the CEO and president of USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren, received nearly $1.4 million in salary and bonuses in 2014 according to the company’s latest proxy.

Update: USA Truck CEO John Simone Takes Leave of Absence

by Marty Cook 4/6/2015 3:09 pm

USA Truck Inc. CEO John Simone is taking an indefinite leave of absence because of a recent diagnosis of a "serious medical condition," the Van Buren trucking company said Monday.

USA Truck Expands West Memphis Terminal to Train Drivers

by Marty Cook 3/12/2015 11:53 am

USA Truck of Van Buren is expanding its West Memphis terminal in the hopes of adding to its operations in the future. Burton Weis says USA Truck is studying possible expansion at facilities in other markets but no decision has been made.

USA Truck, 2 Shareholders Register to Sell Shares

by Marty Cook 2/26/2015 11:23 am

USA Truck of Van Buren and its two largest shareholders have agreed to register up to 2 million shares of the company for sale.

USA Truck Swings to Profit in 4Q, Caps 'Transformative' Year

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2015 7:17 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter profit of $4.2 million, up from a $4.6 million loss in the same quarter last year.

Transportation Companies in Arkansas Put Focus on Drivers' Health Into Maximum Overdrive

by Marty Cook 1/12/2015 12:00 am

A recent study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health revealed that long-haul drivers are twice as likely to smoke or be obese as the average working adult. Drivers also were more likely to have risk factors that could lead to chronic diseases.