December 9, 2014 — USA Truck (Nasdaq: USAK), a leading transportation and logistics provider headquartered in Van Buren, Ark., is expanding its Strategic Capacity Solutions (SCS) business, the company’s freight brokerage service offering. As part of the expansion, the company is opening an SCS site in Jacksonville, Fla. and relocating its Chicago, Ill. office to a larger space.
“Our growing footprint — including the opening of our first SCS office in Florida — reflects our recently announced strategy to build aggressively on the success of our Strategic Capacity Solutions business,” said John Simone, President and CEO of USA Truck. “SCS has been a key contributor to USA Truck’s strong performance throughout 2014, and we are taking a series of steps to expand and strengthen the blend of transportation services we offer in the coming year.
“Our suite of trucking and capacity solutions — which include Truckload, Dedicated Freight and Intermodal as well as SCS — are designed to work together to satisfy the diverse needs of our growing customer base, which includes more than 25% of Fortune 100 manufacturers. In fact, more than 90 percent of our top 100 customers consistently use multiple USA Truck services, underscoring the power of our Company’s diversified and integrated business model.”
USA Truck’s SCS business is a freight brokerage service offering that matches customer shipments with authorized carriers. SCS offers superior service through the long-term relationships USA Truck has established with its partner carriers, which must meet some of the most rigorous safety, performance, communications and insurance standards in the industry.
USA Truck Appoints a Dir. Engineering & Network Strategy
December 2, 2014 — USA Truck (Nasdaq: USAK), a leading transportation and logistics provider headquartered in Van Buren, Ark., has appointed Anuj Davalbhakta as Director of Engineering and Network Strategy. In that role, he is responsible for refining and enhancing USA Truck’s route network as the company continues with its growth strategy of providing capacity solutions to its customers.
President and CEO John Simone commented, “Anuj brings in-depth experience in the logistics industry, including the truckload business, to USA Truck. His combination of technical expertise and industry experience will help us provide additional transportation solutions and improved efficiencies, benefiting our customers in the many different industries and geographies USA Truck serves.”
Mr. Davalbhakta joins USA Truck from Shreveport, LA-based Tango Transport, LLC, where he spent 10 years in a variety of roles with increasing responsibility. Most recently, he served as Director of Transportation Network Strategy and Pricing, with responsibility for providing high-quality customer service while maximizing resource utilization.
Mr. Davalbhakta holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune in India, a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and a Master of Business Administration from LSU-Shreveport.