USA Truck names new COO

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USA Truck, Inc. has named David B. Hartline executive vice president and chief operations officer for Trucking.

“I am delighted to have David join our team,” said USA Truck President and CEO Cliff Beckham. “We believe David’s talents for operational execution and leadership development are just what we need to help unlock our model’s earnings leverage through greater load velocity in our Spider Web freight network.”

Mr. Hartline has nearly 20 years of transportation experience.  For the past 14 years he was employed by Heartland Express, Inc. of North Liberty, IA in a variety of operations roles, most recently as Director of Southeastern Operations.  Mr. Hartline holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Citadel Military College of South Carolina and a Masters in Project Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management.

“I am excited to join the USA Truck team,” Mr. Hartline said. “We expect to aggressively drive load velocity in Spider Web lanes with superior customer service.  Not only do we want our customers to utilize our services, but we also want them to prefer USA Truck because our service makes a difference.”