Earlier this year, Roy Causey was named USA Truck’s Driver of the Year and was awarded a brand-new 2015 International LoneStar. The Arkansas native, who currently lives on a working farm in St. James, MO, has driven over 1.8 million accident-free miles over city streets and open highways. “It’s been an amazing ride,” says Causey of his 18-year career. “This award means the world to me because it tells me that I’ve done my job right and this company appreciates me for it.”
Causey was one of several drivers who were honored for their impressive safety records by USA Truck at the President’s Pillar of Safety Celebration earlier this year in Fort Smith, AR. “Our driver events mean a lot to the folks who work here,” says USA Truck’s CEO and president, John Simone. “These guys are the best of the best out there, and they deserve the recognition that they get here for all the good work they do.”
Causey mentioned safety as the most important thing he’s carried with him on the road to this award. “It’s always been the first thing on my list,” he says. “It’s our job to make sure everybody is safe out there.” Behind the wheel of the new LoneStar, he’s looking to keep his record perfect. “The quality of this truck is top-notch. The construction is the best there is. I know I can drive a million more accident-free miles in this truck,” says Causey.
The brand new truck also gives Causey motivation to clock more miles to his book. “I don’t have any plans to pull over anytime soon,” he says. “Every day for me is special when I’m out on the road. This truck is going to make it that much sweeter.”
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USA Truck Announces Planned CFO Transition
USA Truck, Inc. (USAK), a leading transportation and logistics provider, announced today that Clifton R. Beckham has notified the Company of his plan to proceed with his resignation as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective September 30, 2014, to pursue new career opportunities. In preparation for this planned departure, the Company has been conducting a search for a permanent chief financial officer.
To facilitate an orderly transition, Mr. Beckham has agreed to remain in his current role with the Company until September 30, 2014, and has indicated his willingness to remain available in an advisory capacity as needed until a permanent chief financial officer has been appointed. In the event a successor to Mr. Beckham has not been appointed by September 30, 2014, the Board intends to appoint an interim chief financial officer.
“On behalf of the board of directors and the entire Company, I want to thank Cliff for his invaluable contributions over 20 years of service to USA Truck,” said USA Truck Chairman Robert A. Peiser. “Since returning to his previous role as chief financial officer in February 2013 after serving as chief executive officer for nearly six years, Cliff continued to demonstrate singular dedication and tireless efforts to implementing the Company’s turnaround plan. All of us admire him for his integrity and selfless commitment to USA Truck, and wish him the best as he begins a new phase of his career.”
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