USA Truck, Inc., a transportation and logistics solutions provider, plans to convert its Atlanta, Georgia, terminal into a continuous, full-service Operations and support center.
The company said its expanded facility's 24/7 operating model reflects the Company's strategy for establishing predictive maintenance practices, designed to reduce long-term costs and driver down time. It also strengthens the Company's customer service efforts by providing a physical presence in the region.
USA Truck is also installing advanced computing and mobile communications systems, including electronic driver logs in its entire fleet, enabling real-time driver and vehicle information to be integrated with the Company's home office and offering customers enhanced visibility into the status of their shipments. The firm also plans to hire additional drivers to increase its presence throughout the Southeast.
"This expansion is part of USA Truck's ongoing and comprehensive reinvestment into our business, our equipment and our people," said USA Truck President and CEO John Simone. "The Southeast is a key growth market for us and our enhanced Atlanta facility, led by new Terminal Manager Pete Humphreys, enables us to better serve our customers in that region and be closer to our driver team members."
Earlier this month, the Company announced it had received initial delivery of 150 2014 Navistar International ProStar model tractors. The order followed the 250 new tractors and 400 new trailers put into service earlier this year.