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James Reed, CEO of USA Truck in Van Buren.
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USA Truck’s Long, Winding Road (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

USA Truck CEO James Reed called the company being sold to DB Schenker “a match made in heaven” and a “validation” of its strategy. read more >
James Reed, CEO of USA Truck in Van Buren.
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USA Truck CEO: Merger With German Company ‘Match Made in Heaven’

The deal values USA Truck at $435 million and will take the company private. read more >
Tom Glaser: “It’s not so much changing John’s strategic plan but continuing on and improving the strategic plan he put in place.”
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Glaser Leaving USA Truck’s Board, Replacement Named

Tom Glaser is stepping down from the board of directors at USA Truck Inc. in Van Buren after seven years, and the company has appointed Raj Penkar to take its place. read more >
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USA Truck Chairman Robert Peiser Steps Down

Chairman Robert A. Peiser of USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren resigned from the company's board of directors, the company announced in a filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. read more >
Dan Cushman, the CEO, says P.A.M. is “looking at every possible means to feed and fuel our driver growth.” One element of that is a program that lets Mexican truck drivers with work visas deliver loads to points in the United States, as long as they return to Mexico with a load.
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Arkansas Trucking Companies See Tailwinds from Good EconomyLock Icon

Dan Cushman, CEO of P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. of Tontitown, says a healthy economy is finally bringing relief to rate-crunched trucking companies. read more >
Michael Borrows
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USA Truck Alum Michael Borrows Gets New JobLock Icon

Michael Borrows, the former CFO at USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren, is the new chief financial officer at the privately held transportation and logistics company Dicom Transportation Group of Quebec. read more >
John Simone, CEO of USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren.
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Former USA Truck CEO John Simone Remembered for Heart, Laughter

Simone, who died of lung cancer March 24 in Florida, led the turnaround at USA Truck that reversed six consecutive years of red ink. He was a popular boss during his two years at USA Truck. read more >
Stephanie Howard was an executive assistant at USA Truck of Van Buren for 13-plus years before joining Beall Barclay & Co. in Fort Smith.
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Executive Assistant Adjusts to New CEOs

Executive assistants adapt to their employer's expectations – even when those expectations and duties change according to who's in the executive seat. read more >
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Former USA Truck Executives Earn $4.2M in 2015

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren paid more than $4.2 million to former executives in 2015, according to a proxy statement the company filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission. read more >
John Simone, president and CEO of USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren.
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Former USA Truck CEO John Simone Dies at 54

John Simone, the former CEO of USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren, died Thursday in Fernandina Beach, Florida. He was 54. read more >
Randy Rogers, CEO of USA Truck Inc., joined the Van Buren company after 15 years with DHL Supply Chain where he oversaw operations in Mexico, China, Brazil and southern Europe.
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USA Truck CEO Randy Rogers A Man of Many Peoples

Randy Rogers is an old pro at adjusting to new places and cultures: Shanghai, Mexico City, Madrid, and now, Van Buren, Arkansas, USA. Rogers, 53, was named CEO at USA Truck Inc. on Jan. 13. read more >
Randy Rogers
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USA Truck 4Q Profit Up 8 Percent

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $3.9 million, an 8 percent increase from $3.6 million in the same quarter of last year. read more >
Martin Tewari
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USA Truck Hires Martin Tewari for New President of Trucking Post

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren hired Martin Tewari to fill the new position of President of Trucking. read more >
While USA Truck reported a net loss of $1 million for the quarter, it was an improvement from the $3.5 million loss it reported for the second quarter of 2012.
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USA Truck Executive Leaves Company to Stay in Dallas

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. read more >
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Weis Says Decision To Leave USA Truck His To Make

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. read more >
Tom Glaser: “It’s not so much changing John’s strategic plan but continuing on and improving the strategic plan he put in place.”
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USA Truck Moves On Under New CEO Tom Glaser

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. read more >
Cliff Beckham
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Cliff Beckham Takes New Job as President of Illinois Trucking Company

Former USA Truck executive Cliff Beckham was recently hired as president and COO of Earl L. Henderson Trucking of Caseyville, Illinois. read more >
Tom Glaser (left) took over as President and CEO of USA Truck after John Simone (right) stepped down after being diagnosed with cancer.
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USA Truck Making Best Of Leadership Change

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. read more >
John Simone, president and CEO of USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren.
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John Simone Resigns As CEO of USA Truck to Focus on Health

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. read more >
John Simone, president and CEO of USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren.
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USA Truck CEO John Simone Treated for Lung Cancer

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. read more >