USA Truck opens regional operations center in South Carolina

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USA Truck announced Wednesday, Jan. 3, that it has opened its newest regional operations center in Spartanburg, S.C. The Van Buren, Ark.-based company says the new facility will provide an operational base for its short- to medium-haul dry van truckload services in the southeastern United States.

The Spartanburg operations center sits on a leased 12-acre facility at the strategic intersection of Interstate 85 and Interstate 26. The facility includes 6,000 square feet of office space, 16,000 square feet of driver training space and a five-bay maintenance facility. The Spartanburg operations center is the third regional operations center in USA Truck’s regional freight division, which also includes facilities in Van Buren and Butler Township, Ohio.

“We are pleased with the growth and operating performance of our regional freight division and are excited about the opportunity to expand our capacity to deliver outstanding customer service to both new and existing customers in the southeast region,” says Robert M. Powell, USA Truck chairman and chief executive officer. “This new operations center expands our long-term revenue growth prospects through deeper regional market penetration, and also provides driver employee development facilities for our various service offerings throughout the continental United States, Mexico and Eastern Canada.”

USA Truck’s regional freight division, which the company started in 2004, now comprises more than 12 percent of USA Truck’s tractor fleet, Powell says. By the end of 2007, Powell expects the division to comprise 15 percent of the total fleet, with 426 tractors and $54 million in base revenue.