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USA Truck Appoints Cade as Vice President, Maintenance


USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAK), a leading transportation and logistics provider, has named James L. Cade as Vice President of Maintenance.

“Jim is a key addition to our expanded and strengthened management team,” said USA Truck President and CEO John Simone. “He will spearhead one of our primary initiatives — to enhance USA Truck’s maintenance process so that we can continue improving our customer service, vehicle uptime and profit potential.

“As a 25-year veteran of the industry, Jim has had responsibility for some of the largest fleets in North America. Time and time again, he has proven his ability to develop innovative fleet management solutions and reduce vehicle operating costs. We are excited to have him join our team and look forward to his contributions as we optimize our assets and operations.”

Cade most recently served as Vice President of Field Maintenance for National Express Corporation, where he directed the maintenance program for its fleet of 22,000 school and transit buses. Earlier in his career, Cade served as Director of Fleet Maintenance for ServiceMaster, with responsibility for more than 15,000 units; as Executive Vice President of Maintenance and Purchasing for Arrow Trucking; and as Vice President of Maintenance for Ryder System, with responsibility for 180,000 trucks.

Cade has been a member of the Technology and Maintenance Council since 1986 and is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. He earned an Associate of Science in Diesel Engineering from Des Moines Area Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with honors, from Nova--Southeastern University in Florida.

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About USA Truck

USA Truck is a transportation and logistics provider headquartered in Van Buren, Arkansas, with terminals, offices and staging facilities located throughout the United States. We transport commodities throughout the continental U.S. and into and out of portions of Canada. We also transport general commodities into and out of Mexico by allowing through-trailer service from our terminal in Laredo, Texas. Our Strategic Capacity Solutions and Intermodal service offerings provide customized transportation solutions using the latest technological tools available and multiple modes of transportation.

Cliff Beckham, EVP & CFO
USA Truck (479) 471-2672

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