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.
Leadership Appointment – Michael Borrows (Chief Financial Officer)
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Borrows as our new Chief Financial Officer.
Michael joins USA Truck with significant experience in the transportation and logistics industry. His professional background includes several leadership positions at both Kansas City Southern and BNSF Railway, as well as leadership roles with Pollen, Inc. and FinEquity Partners LLC.
At Pollen, a technology-based company doing business as C2FO (Collaborative Cash Flow Optimization) that enables companies worldwide to optimize their working capital, he served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director. Prior to C2FO, Michael was Senior Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer of FinEquity Partners LLC, which provided management consulting services to the transportation industry, among others.
For the past 14 years, he held finance and accounting leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Kansas City Southern and BNSF Railway. At Kansas City Southern, where his last position was Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, Michael was responsible for all accounting-related functions in the U.S. and Mexico, and worked closely with operations as well as the audit committee and board. Michael, a Certified Public Accountant, has an MBA from DePaul University and a bachelor’s degree from Liberty University.
Michael’s wide range of transportation industry experience complements his finance leadership roles. He and his family are relocating to the Fort Smith area from Olathe, KS. Michael will report directly to me.
Over the next week, Michael will be working closely with Cliff Beckham as part of our planned transition. Please join me in welcoming Michael and in congratulating Cliff on his tenure with USA Truck.