VAN BUREN, Ark. — Burton Weis has been promoted to the position of vice president, operations and is now an executive officer of USA Truck, the company reports. Chad Van Kooten, vice president, sales, has also been promoted to an executive officer position. Both promotions are effective immediately.
Weis, 39, has been employed by the company since 1993, most recently as vice president, human resources. Weis has extensive experience in many areas of the company including eight years of field management in USA Truck terminal network. He has served as director, operations and vice president, customer service since returning to the company’s Van Buren general offices.
Van Kooten, 42, has served as vice president, sales since 2003. Van Kooten has more than 13 years of service with the company during which he also served as director, business development and training and as an account executive.
“These promotions reflect our ongoing efforts to place our best people into the roles in which they can have the greatest positive impact on our results,” said Cliff Beckham, the USA Truck president and CEO. “Burton and Chad have accumulated a wealth of knowledge about USA Truck and will help us advance our culture of focusing equally on the needs of our customers, our employees and our shareholders. They will work closely together to build lane density in our Spider Web freight network and to execute Spider Web freight with the operational excellence we expect.”
USA Truck is a dry van truckload carrier transporting general commodities via the company’s General Freight, Dedicated Freight and our Trailer-on-Flat-Car rail intermodal service offerings. USA Truck transports commodities throughout the continental United States and into and out of portions of Canada, and also transports general commodities into and out of Mexico by allowing through-trailer service from its terminal in Laredo, Texas.
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