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USA Truck names Thomas Glaser interim COO

Thomas Glaser, 62, has 24 years of experience as a senior executive in the transportation industry. He has worked as an independent consultant to the truckload industry since 2010.

The Trucker News Services

12/20/2012

VAN BUREN, Ark. — USA Truck Inc. has appointed Thomas Glaser as interim chief operating officer effective Jan. 1, 2013, for an initial term of three months, the company said in a notice filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday.

Glaser, 62, has 24 years of experience as a senior executive in the transportation industry.  He has worked as an independent consultant to the truckload industry since 2010.

Glaser served as president and chief executive officer of Arnold Transportation Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of U.S. Xpress Enterprises,from July 2008 to March 2010, as well as a board member of Priority Transportation Inc. from February 2008 to June 2010.  Previously, Glaser held several positions at Celadon Group from April 2001 to August 2007, most recently serving as president and COO.

Glaser holds a business administration degree from the University of Michigan.

USA Truck reported a 2.3 percent decline in third quarter revenue, a loss of $6.1 million. The company reported $14.4 million in losses during the first nine months of the year.

Last month the company announced changes to its board and made other steps designed to prevent a hostile takeover.

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