USA Truck Names Knight General Counsel

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren hired Katherine Knight as its vice president and general counsel, the company announced Monday.

Knight comes to USA Truck from Nissan North America Inc., where she was senior counsel for the subsidiary of Nissan Motor Corp. Ltd. Knight also worked as senior counsel for Dollar General Corp.

“Katherine brings a whole different level of expertise and experience to the table for us as our general counsel,” USA Truck CEO James Reed said. “Her experience in national issues, in labor law, litigation and contract expertise coupled with experience on a broad array of legal matters make her a great addition to the team.”

Knight earned her law degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville and worked as a clerk in U.S. District Court in Tennessee. She was the assistant attorney general for Tennessee and was assistant general counsel for the state’s department of transportation.