SVP of Strategy, Finance & Investor Relations
USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAK), a leading North American transportation and logistics provider, commented today on the joint filing of a Schedule 13D by Baker Street Capital, LLC and Stone House Capital, LLC on May 6, 2014.
“USA Truck has a demonstrated practice of maintaining an open dialog with the Company’s shareholders, including Baker Street and Stone House, and we welcome the input of all shareholders. Our board of directors and executive management regularly review USA Truck’s strategic priorities and the full spectrum of available options and are always open to receiving constructive input toward our shared goal of increasing long-term value for all of the Company’s stakeholders.
“Based on our confidence in the Company’s strategic turnaround, in September 2013 the board rejected an unsolicited offer that substantially undervalued USA. The Company’s stock appreciation over the last eight months, combined with six consecutive quarters of improved year-over-year financial and operational performance, substantiate the board’s decision and demonstrate the progress our expanded and reinvigorated management team has made in executing the turnaround plan.
“Through continued focus on operational execution, cost effectiveness and profitable revenue growth, the USA Truck board and management team remain committed to driving ongoing improved financial performance and shareholder value creation over the long term.”
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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.
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