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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Driver Of The Month – June
We are pleased to announce that Teddy Robison and David Socha have been selected as USA Truck’s Drivers of the Month for June 2014.
Teddy, a Company Driver, lives in Coleman, TX and has been with USA Truck since September 2006. Driver Manager Laura Willis said Teddy has been the ultimate professional since joining her fleet, even delaying his home time on several occasions to ensure a load was delivered on time. “Teddy is kind and courteous, even in stressful situations. He takes time to assist new drivers whenever he has the opportunity. Teddy truly puts the needs of USA Truck and our customers before his own.”
David is an Owner Operator who lives in Kingsport, TN. He is a military veteran and has been with USA Truck since March 2013. Driver Manager Marsha Glenn said David does an outstanding job while representing USA Truck to the best of his ability. “David has a great attitude on the road and always makes his Driver Manager’s day better.”
For their recognition as June’s Drivers of the Month, Teddy and David 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 Teddy and David, and in thanking them for all they do for USA Truck.