USA Truck expanded its Dedicated Freight team with the hiring of Greg B. Lutes as vice president and general manager.

“Our dedicated carriage business has grown significantly over the past year as ongoing capacity shortages in our industry have prompted increasing numbers of shippers to seek dedicated capacity,” said John Simone, USA Truck president. “Greg’s addition to the USA Truck team reflects our strategy of capitalizing on this trend.”

Before coming to USA Truck, Lutes was the vice president of operations at Dedicated Transportation Solutions Inc. In his career, Lutes spent 18 years with Ryder Integrated Logistics where he recently served as director of customer logistics. He also served as director of transportation at AutoZone and vice president of operations at Greatwide Logistics.

USA Truck also hired Steve Kendall as its vice president of dedicated sales. Kendall was most recently the vice president of business development-transportation logistics services at Jacobson Companies.