This excerpt taken from the USAK 8-K filed Aug 16, 2007.
VAN BUREN, ARKANSAS August 15, 2007
USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAK) announced today that Craig Shelly has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Corporate Strategy.
Craig has accumulated a wealth of knowledge about USA Truck and its operations while demonstrating exceptional competence and work ethic. In his new role, Craig will draw upon that experience and his considerable education, stated Cliff Beckham, the Companys President and Chief Executive Officer.
In his new role, Mr. Shelly will play a key role in assessing alternatives for future Company growth, spearhead the Companys acquisition efforts, and be responsible for the operation of the Companys Information Services and ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management functions.
Mr. Shelly began his career at USA Truck, Inc. in 2000 and most recently served as the Companys Treasurer. He has earned bachelor degrees in both Finance/Banking and Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas. Craig is also a certified public accountant and a certified treasury professional. Prior to his employment with USA Truck, Inc., Mr. Shelly was a licensed security broker.
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USA Truck is a dry van truckload carrier transporting general commodities via our General, Regional and Dedicated Freight divisions. We transport commodities throughout the continental United States 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 Third Party Logistics and Freight Brokerage divisions provide customized transportation solutions using our technology and multiple modes of transportation including our assets and the assets of our partner carriers.
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Contact: CLIFF BECKHAM, Chief Executive Officer - (479) 471-2633