We are please to announce that Greg Makler and Mark Booze have been selected as USA Truck’s Drivers of the Month for April 2015.
Greg, a Company driver, lives in Brunswick, GA. He began his career with USA Truck as a student in November 2011 and has been a trainer since February 2013. Driver Manager Cara Kious said Greg has been exemplary in this role. “Greg makes sure to teach his students that safety always comes first. In addition, he stresses the importance of time management, load planning and customer service. Greg always communicates with Operations in a timely manner and will do whatever it takes to get the job done efficiently. He is a great example for trainers and for solo driving team members.”
Mark lives in Mounds, OK. He began his career with USA Truck in December 2003 and became an Independent Contractor in April 2009. Mark is also a USA Truck Mileage Milestone Club member with more than 1.3 million safe driving miles. Driver Manager Keith Coatney said Mark has been a solid team member on his fleet since Day 1. “Mark has a great sense of humor, is very outgoing and can always be counted on to pick up and deliver loads in a timely manner. Mark is very calm under pressure and professional in his approach.”
For their recognition, Greg and Mark will each receive a certificate, as well as internal and external publication recognition. As monthly winners, Greg and Mark will also be automatically nominated for our Driver of the Year award, which will include grand prizes.
As Driver of the Month recipients, Greg and Mark will each receive 10,000 points through our Even Better Rewards program. USA Truck is proud of this new program, which rewards our valued driver team members for their safety, performance and milestones. Points may be earned toward a variety of valuable items. Driver team members may visit EvenBetterRewards.com to register for free, explore the site, track their progress and begin earning some of the best rewards in the industry.
Please join us in congratulating Greg and Mark and in thanking them for all they do for USA Truck.
USA Truck Announces Driving Team for 2015 Arkansas TDC
Van Buren, AR – May 19, 2015 – USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK), a leading capacity solutions provider headquartered in Van Buren, AR, today announced its driving team for the 2015 Arkansas Truck Driving Championship, which will take place June 11-13 in Rogers, AR.
Competing for USA Truck at the state level will be: Mike Barnes, Darrell Bloodworth, Steven Cazee, Joseph DeMuth, Joseph Ghoshen, Mark Johnston, Tom Miller, Ken Petti, Robert Williams and Jodie Yoder.
USA Truck’s driving team members earned their spots during the 2015 USA Truck Driving Championship on May 15 in Van Buren. Team members earned the opportunity to compete by being collision-free and employed with USA Truck for at least one year.
Competitors were scored on three components: written exam, vehicle inspection and driving skills course. Yoder compiled the highest cumulative score — along with the top vehicle inspection score — to earn USA Truck Grand Champion honors. He was also USA Truck Grand Champion and third overall at the state level in 2012. Yoder, a military veteran and a Haubstadt, IN resident, has been with USA Truck since October 2008.
Cazee (second overall) had the best score on the driving skills course and Miller (fourth overall and 2014 USA Truck Company Driver of the Year) turned in the highest written exam score. Williams, the 2014 USA Truck Grand Champion and 2014 Arkansas Grand Champion Runner-Up, returns to Rogers to defend his state title in the Sleeper classification. He placed second out of 111 competitors overall and topped the 33 entrants in the Sleeper classification in 2014.
“This event has become more prominent within our company each year, and rightly so,” said Jeff Lester, Executive Vice President, Risk Management and Safety for USA Truck. “Our driving championship is a great way for our driver team members to showcase their skills and test themselves in competition. It’s also an opportunity for us to honor them for their good work, professionalism and dedication to safety. We look forward to competing and excelling at the state level.”