USA Truck is on solid ground in the midst of a robust business turnaround as CEO John Simone has successfully refocused USA Truck back to its original basics – truckload freight services.
From 2009-2012, USA Truck focused on shorter length-of-haul freight deliveries where the average length of haul was 530 miles. Since Mr. Simone joined in early 2013, the average haul length has increased by 10.6% with more improvement expected.
By the end of the 2nd quarter of 2014, USA Truck posted a 97.2% operating ratio – the lowest quarterly operating ratio in over 5 years for USA Truck. What is most interesting is that USA Truck’s operating ratio has greatly improved while the industry average has remained relatively stagnant.
But the operating ratio isn’t the only way to measure the gathering fortunes of USA Truck – click the Forbes article below to read more!
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Drivers of the Month — August 2014
We are pleased to announce that Dwayne Lytle and Bernard Brown have been selected as USA Truck’s Drivers of the Month for August 2014.
Dwayne, a Company Driver, lives in Bells, TN and has been with USA Truck since February 1996. He is a Bronze member of the President’s Million Mile Club with more than 1.2 million safe driving miles. Driver Manager Loren Heldebrandt said Dwayne is “the model driver. He is very professional, courteous and is willing to do whatever it takes for the company. His approach is, ‘A mile is a mile no matter where you’re going.’”
Bernard is an Owner Operator who lives in Riverdale, GA and has been with USA Truck since April 2006. Driver Manager Ryan Hyland said Bernard presents a great image for USA Truck. “He always has a positive attitude and does whatever it takes to get the job done. He is a pleasure to work with.”
For their recognition as August’s Drivers of the Month, Dwayne and Bernard will each receive: A meeting with USA Truck President and CEO John Simone, a photo and a certificate, as well as internal and external publication recognition. Monthly winners from each category will also be automatically nominated for our Driver of the Year award, which will include grand prizes.
Please join us in congratulating Dwayne and Bernard, and in thanking them for all they do for USA Truck.