Alcoa Names USA Truck Tier 1 Carrier of the Year

               Alcoa Names USA Truck Tier 1 Carrier of the Year

PR Newswire

VAN BUREN, Ark., March 6, 2013

VAN BUREN, Ark., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAK)
announced that Alcoa has named USA Truck its Tier 1 2012 Carrier of the Year
for providing outstanding dry van service in North America. It is the first
time the Van Buren, AR-based company has received the award from Alcoa.


"We provided a hybrid solution for Alcoa through our Strategic Capacity
Solutions division, supplying supplemental capacity and excellent service,"
said Chris Adams, Director of SCS for USA Truck.

Tim Reyes, President of Alcoa Materials Management, said the core carrier
awards represent a successful partnership that has been developed with Alcoa's
top transportation providers in North America. "The carriers we are
recognizing have best met the criteria established to ensure the needs of
Alcoa facilities," Reyes said in a statement.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are
based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our management and are
inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be
predicted or quantified, which could cause future events and actual results to
differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the
forward-looking statements.Accordingly, actual results may differ from those
set forth in the forward-looking statements.Readers should review and
consider the factors that may affect future results and other disclosures by
the Company in its press releases, Annual Report on Form 10-K and other
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We disclaim any
obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect
actual results or changes in the factors affecting the forward-looking

USA Truck is a dry van truckload carrier transporting general commodities via
our Truckload and Dedicated Freight service offerings. We transport
commodities throughout the continental United States and into and out of
portions of Canada. We also transport general commodities into and out of
Mexico by allowing through-trailer service from our terminal in Laredo,
Texas. Our Strategic Capacity Solutions and Intermodal operating segments
provide customized transportation solutions using our technology and multiple
modes of transportation including our assets and the assets of our partner

This press release and related information will be available to interested
parties at our web site, under the "News Releases"
tab of the "Investors" menu.


Contact: CLIFF BECKHAM, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer,
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