USA TRUCK, INC.
STOCK AWARD AGREEMENT
THIS STOCK AWARD AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) is entered into this of 200 , by USA Truck, Inc.
(“Company”) and (“Participant”) to evidence an award of performance-vesting restricted stock on this date to
Participant pursuant to the Company’s 2003 Restricted Stock Award Plan (the “Plan”).
NOW, THEREFORE, for the purposes set forth in the Plan, and in consideration of services to be rendered by Participant, the
Company hereby grants the Award Shares (as defined below) to Participant on the terms hereinafter set forth:
1. Stock Award. The Company hereby grants to Participant an Award of shares of Common Stock, $0.01
par value, of the Company (“Award Shares”), subject to the vesting, forfeiture and nontransferability provisions hereof and the
other terms and conditions set forth herein.
2. Restrictions. Participant represents that the Award Shares are being acquired by him for his own account for investment
and not with a view to the distribution thereof, and no part of the Award Shares will be sold or otherwise disposed of except in
compliance with the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder. Participant shall not sell,
assign, transfer, convey, donate, pledge, encumber or otherwise dispose of any of the Award Shares or any interest therein
(and any such disposition or attempted disposition shall be void and of no force or effect whatsoever) before the vesting of
such Award Shares in accordance with paragraph 3.
3. Vesting of Award Shares. The Award Shares will vest in five increments, and each increment will vest only if both the
holding period requirement has been met and the performance target for such increment has been achieved, in each case as
specified below. When Award Shares have vested, the restrictions on transferability imposed under the last sentence of
paragraph 2 and the forfeit