USA Truck, Inc.
Jason R. Bates
Executive Vice President & CFO
USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAK), a leading transportation and logistics solutions provider, has appointed Fort Smith native Lance O’Daniel Director of Procurement and Sustainability.
The appointment represents a homecoming for O’Daniel, who began his career with USA Truck in 1999 and spent seven years with the Company, ascending to the position of Purchasing Manager. He also worked with Greatwide Logistics and most recently with National Carriers, Inc., where he was Director of Business Analysis.
At USA Truck, O’Daniel will oversee more than $250 million in annual expenditures, assuming responsibility for purchasing everything USA Truck needs, with the exception of trucks, trailers and IT items. O’Daniel will also direct the Company’s fuel conservation/sustainability programs, an effort requiring that he and his team interact with more than 2,000 driver team members daily to influence behavior that reduces USA Truck’s carbon footprint.
“I’m excited to be back at USA Truck and to return to the Fort Smith area. It’s a unique opportunity to return to the organization where I spent the early part of my career and to move back to the area were I grew up,” O’Daniel said. “My experiences with other transportation and logistics providers validate that USA Truck is among the top companies in this industry. I’m very fortunate to be part of this team and to be able to return with my family to a place where we have such strong roots.”
Cliff Beckham, Executive Vice President and CFO of USA Truck, added, “We are pleased to have Lance rejoin our management team after gaining additional valuable experience in the industry. He and his family are relocating from the Dallas area because of his belief in our Company’s long-term prospects to grow and excel.”
O’Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Lyon College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. O’Daniel, who is married and has four children, graduated from Southside High School.
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.
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