USA Truck Inc. said May 6 cost controls helped narrow the company's loss over the first quarter a year ago.
The Van Buren-based truckload carrier posted a net loss of $2.47 million, or 24 cents per share for the quarter that ended March 31, compared to a net loss of $4.87 million, or 47 cents per share, in the same period a year earlier.
The results were better than the loss of28 cents per share forecast by two analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters.
Revenue, including fuel surcharges, rose 6.76 percent to $132.03 million.
"Most costs associated with our trucking segment were lower due to cost-control initiatives, including efforts to reduce driver turnover which improved by 22.6 percentage points year-over-year," president and CEO John Simone said in a news release.
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