USA Truck Inc. announced it has appointed Allen Lowry as vice president of safety and risk management.

According to the company, Lowry joins USA Truck with more than 25 years of safety, risk management and leadership experience in the transportation industry. He most recently served as vice president of safety, security, OS&D and risk management for Navajo Express, Inc.

“Safety is our number one priority at USA Truck,” president and CEO James Reed said. “We are thrilled that Allen chose to help us continue to build a strong safety culture throughout our organization, and to create one of the safest fleets in the transportation industry. Allen is the latest addition to the all-star leadership team we have assembled here at USA Truck, and we believe he will be a tremendous asset with his extensive experience in safety and risk management.”

Lowry has a background in safety and risk management in the transportation sector through numerous leadership roles at Swift Transportation, Inc., Central Refrigerated Service, Inc., and Dick Simon Trucking, Inc.