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USA Truck Names John Simone as President and CEO


USA Truck (NASDAQ: USAK) announced today that John Simone has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and has joined the Company's Board of Directors.  Former CEO Cliff Beckham has returned to his previous role as the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, which he previously held from 2002 to 2007.  Both changes are effective immediately.


Mr. Simone has over 30 years of operational and management experience in the transportation industry with leading companies that include UPS, Ryder, and Greatwide Logistics.  Most recently, he was the CEO of LinkAmerica where he led a successful operational turnaround.

Mr. Simone commented:  "USA Truck has a strong foundation to build upon, including a relatively new fleet, dedicated employees, modern technology, and significant balance sheet strength and liquidity.  I was attracted to the situation because of these resources and because of the strong commitment to teamwork I sensed from the Board of Directors and the executive team.  Our team will be dedicated to achieving operational excellence in our execution with the goals of superior customer service, efficiency in all functions, and full support for our drivers.  We expect improved operational execution and

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