USA Truck Announces Executive Appointments
VAN BUREN, Ark., Sept. 17, 2013
VAN BUREN, Ark., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --USA Truck has announced the
appointment of Russell Overla to the position of Executive Vice President,
Truckload Operations and Jeff Lester to the role of Executive Vice President,
Safety and Risk Management. The two bring a combined 40 years of
transportation industry experience to USA Truck's executive management team.
In the course of his 15-year career, Overla has spent time with several
industry leaders, including LinkAmerica, JBS Carriers, National Freight and
Arnold. He has developed a hands-on management style through holding a variety
of positions, starting as a Load Planner and progressing into management
through Customer Service and Planning, Regional Sales and Operations. At USA
Truck, Overla oversees fleet operations, fleet maintenance, driver recruiting
and retention, and customer service.
Lester brings 25 years' experience to USA Truck, including a vast array of
expertise in safety, compliance, risk management, security, insurance and
independent contractor programs. He was most recently at Greatwide Logistics,
and has also worked for FedEx and Ryder. Lester, who will serve as USA Truck's
chief risk officer, holds a master's degree in safety management. At USA
Truck, Lester oversees safety, insurance, claims, compliance, orientation and
the student driver program.
Both Overla and Lester are based at USA Truck's corporate headquarters in Van
"These key additions to our executive management team represent our dedication
to operational excellence and to positioning our company for continued growth
well into the future," said John Simone, President and CEO of USA Truck.
"Russell and Jeff are both proven performers who get results. I'm excited to
have them join the USA Truck family."
About USA Truck
USA Truck is a transportation and logistics provider headquartered in Van
Buren, Arkansas, with terminals, offices and staging facilities located
throughout the United States. We transport commodities throughout the
continental U.S. 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 service offerings provide customized transportation solutions using
the latest technological tools available and multiple modes of transportation.
SOURCE USA Truck
Contact: Eric Burney, (479) 471-3517
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