USA Truck Inc., a leading trucking fleet headquartered in Van Buren, Ark., has named Martin Tewari to the newly created position of President of Trucking, effective this week. Tewari will be responsible for the company’s trucking operations, pricing, and sales, and will report to USA Truck President and CEO Tom Glaser.
Tewari, who has more than 25 years of experience in the transportation industry, joins USA Truck from Con-way Truckload, where he served as vice president of operations since 2010. In that capacity, he oversaw the operations of almost 3,000 company drivers and dedicated owner operators with a fleet of 2,900 tractors and 8,000 trailers. Tewari served as vice president of sales and revenue management at Con-way Truckload from 2006 to 2010.
“We are delighted to welcome Martin to USA Truck,” Tom Glaser said. “His appointment and the broad range of responsibilities with which he is charged illustrate the steps we have designed to accelerate the pace of improvement in our trucking operations.
“We believe Martin’s deep industry knowledge and unsurpassed operational expertise will help us build a best-in-class and consistently profitable trucking operation. We also expect the centralization of responsibility for trucking operations, pricing and sales into a single position to enable us to enhance cross-functional awareness, discipline and collaboration throughout our organization.”
Tewari began his career in transportation in 1989 at MS Carriers, where he was divisional sales manager for six years. He served as vice president of sales with Roehl Transport from 2001 to 2006.
Separately, the company announced the resignation of Russell Overla, who previously served as executive vice president of Truckload Operations.
Glaser remarked, “We would like to thank Russell for his contributions over the past two years. Russell built a foundation that will help us continue USA Truck’s forward momentum.”
USA Truck is a capacity solutions provider of transportation and logistics services that include truckload, dedicated contract carriage, intermodal and brokerage spot market throughout the continental United States, Mexico and Canada.