VAN BUREN, Ark., May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- USA Truck, Inc. (Nasdaq: USAK) today announced that it has filed a shelf registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The Company believes filing a shelf registration statement is an efficient way to enable access to the capital markets and to maximize its financial flexibility. Although the Company has no intentions to sell its common stock in the near term, it recognizes the lack of public float and liquidity in its common stock. The registration statement relating to the common stock has been filed with the SEC, but has not yet become effective. The common stock may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Any offering of common stock covered under the shelf registration statement will be made solely by means of a prospectus and an accompanying prospectus supplement relating to that offering. This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements generally may be identified by their use of terms or phrases such as "expects," "estimates," "anticipates," "projects," "believes," "plans," "goals," "intends," "may," "will," "should," "could," "potential," "continue," "future," and terms or phrases of similar substance. Forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our management and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified, which could cause future events and actual results to differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, actual results may differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Readers should review and consider the factors that may affect future results and other disclosures by the Company in its press releases, Annual Report on Form 10-K, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We disclaim any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect actual results or changes in the factors affecting the forward-looking information. In light of these risks and uncertainties, the events and circumstances discussed in the forward-looking statements might not occur.