AMENDED AND RESTATED ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
UNIVERSAL TRUCKLOAD SERVICES, INC.
(A DOMESTIC PROFIT CORPORATION)
Pursuant to the provisions of Act 284, Public Acts of 1972, as amended
(the "Act" ), the undersigned Corporation executes the following Restated
1. The present name of the Corporation is Universal Truckload Services, Inc.
2. The identification number assigned by the Bureau is 24824C.
3. There are no former names of the Corporation.
4. The date of filing the original Articles of Incorporation was December 11,
The following Restated Articles of Incorporation supersede the Articles of
Incorporation as amended and shall be the Articles of Incorporation for the
The name of the Corporation is Universal Truckload Services, Inc.
The purpose or purposes for which the Corporation is formed is to engage
in any activity within the purposes for which a corporation may be formed under
the Michigan Business Corporation Act.
The total authorized shares:
1. Common Shares Forty Million (40,000,000)
Preferred Shares Five Million (5,000,000)
2. A statement of all or any of the relative rights, preferences and
limitations of the shares of each class is as follows:
Each series of preferred shares (a) may have such voting powers, full or
limited, or may be without voting powers; (b) may be subject to redemption at
such time or times and at such prices; (c) may be entitled to receive dividends
(which may be cumulative or non-cumulative) at such rate or rates, on such
conditions and at such times, and payable in preference to, or in such relation
to, the dividends payable on any other class or classes or series of stock; (d)
may have such rights upon the dissolution of, or upon any distribution of the
assets of, the Corporation; (e) may be made convertible into or exchangeable
for, shares of any other class or classes or of any other series of the same or
any other class or classes of shares of the Corporation at such price or prices
or at such rates of exchange and with such adjustments; (f) may be entitled to
the benefit of a sinking fund to be applied to the purchase or redemption of
shares of such series in such amount or amounts; (g) may be entitled to the
benefit of conditions and restrictions upon the creation of indebtedness of the
Corporation or any subsidiary, upon the issue of any additional shares
(including additional shares of such series or of any other series) and upon the
payment of dividends or the making of other distributions on, and the purchase,
redemption or other acquisition by the Corporation or any subsidiary of, any
outstanding shares of the Corporation and (h) may have such other relative,
participating, optional or other special rights, qualifications, limitations or
restrictions thereof; all as shall be stated in said resolution or resolutions
providing for the issue of such preferred shares. Preferred shares of any series
that have been redeemed (whether through the operation of a sinking fund or
otherwise) or that if convertible or exchangeable, have been converted into or
exchanged for shares of any other class or classes shall have the status of
authorized and unissued preferred shares of the same series and may be reissued
as a part of the series of which they were originally a part or may be
reclassified and reissued as part of a new series of preferred shares to be
created by resolution or resolutions of the Board of Directors or as part of any
other series of preferred shares, all subject to the conditions or restrictions
on issuance set forth in the resolution or resolutions adopted by the
Board of Directors providing for the issue of any series of preferred shares and
the rights, if any, of the existing holders of preferred shares.
The street address, which is the mailing address, of the Company's initial
registered office is 11355 Stephens, Warren, Michigan, 48089.
The name of the initial resident agent at the registered office is Robert
When a compromise or arrangement or a plan of reorganization of this
Corporation is proposed between this Corporation and its creditors or any class
of them or between this Corporation and its shareholders or any class of them, a
court of equity jurisdiction within the state, on application of this
Corporation or of a creditor or shareholder thereof, or on application of a
receiver appointed for the Corporation, may order a meeting of the creditors or
class of creditors or of the shareholders or class of shareholders to be
affected by the proposed compromise or arrangement or reorganization, to be
summoned in such manner as the court directs. If a majority in number
representing 3/4 in value of the creditors or class of creditors, or of the
shareholders or class of shareholders to be affected by the proposed compromise
or arrangement or a reorganization, agree to a compromise or arrangement or a
reorganization of this Corporation as a consequence of the compromise or
arrangement, the compromise or arrangement and the reorganization, if sanctioned
by the court to which the application has been made, shall be binding on all the
creditors or class of creditors, or on all the shareholders or class of
shareholders and also on this Corporation.
Any action required or permitted by the Act to be taken at an annual or
special meeting of shareholders may be taken without a meeting, without prior
notice, and without a vote, if consents in writing, setting forth the action so
taken, are signed by the holders of outstanding shares having not less than the
minimum number of votes that would be necessary to authorize or take the action
at a meeting at which all shares entitled to vote on the action were present and
voted. The written consents shall bear the date of signature of each shareholder
who signs the consent. Written consents are not effective to take corporate
action unless within 60 days after the record date for determining shareholders
entitled to express consent to or to dissent from a proposal without a meeting,
written consents dated not more than 10 days before the record date and signed
by a sufficient number of shareholders to take the action are delivered to the
Corporation. Delivery shall be to the Corporation's registered office, its
principal place of business, or an officer or agent of the Corporation having
custody of the minutes of the proceedings of its shareholders. Delivery made to
a Corporation's registered office shall be by hand or by certified or registered
mail, return receipt requested.
Prompt notice of the taking of the corporate action without a meeting by
less than unanimous written consent shall be given to shareholders who would
have been entitled to notice
of the shareholder meeting if the action had been taken at a meeting and who
have not consented in writing. An electronic transmission consenting to an
action must comply with Section 407(3).
Except as otherwise provided by law, a director of the Corporation is not
personally liable to the Corporation or its shareholders for monetary damages
for any action taken or any failure to take any action as a direction or for a
breach of the director's fiduciary duty, except liability for any of the
(i) the amount of the financial benefit received by a director to which he or
she is not entitled;
(ii) intentional infliction of harm on the Corporation or the shareholders;
(iii) a violation of Section 551 of the Act; or
(iv) an intentional criminal act.
If the Act is hereafter amended to authorize the further elimination or
limitation of the liability of directors or officers, then the liability of a
director or officer of the Corporation, in addition to the limitation on
personal liability contained herein, shall be limited to the fullest extent
permitted by the amended Act. No amendment or repeal of this Article VII shall
apply to or have any effect on the liability of any director or officer of the
Corporation for or with respect to any acts or omissions of such director or
officer occurring prior to such amendment or repeal.
These Restated Articles of Incorporation were duly adopted on the 27th
day of October, 2004, in accordance with the provisions of Section 642 of the
Act and were duly adopted by the written consent of the shareholders having not
less than the minimum number of votes required by statute in accordance with
Section 407(1) of the Act. Written notice to shareholders who have not consented
in writing has been given.
Signed this 27th day of October, 2004.
By: /s/ Donald B. Cochran
Donald B. Cochran, President
CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT TO THE ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
For use by Domestic Profit and Nonprofit Corporations
(Please read information and instructions on the last page)
Pursuant to the provisions of Act 284, Public Acts of 1972, (profit corporations), or Act 162, Public Acts of 1982 (nonprofit corporations), the undersigned corporation executes the following Certificate:
1. The present name of the corporation is:
Universal Truckload Services, Inc.
2. The identification number assigned by the Bureau is:
3. Article III of the Articles of Incorporation is hereby amended to read as follows:
Paragraph 1. is amended to read as follows:
1. Common Shares One Hundred Million (100,000,000)
2. Preferred Shares Five Million (5,000,000)
The remainder of Article III remains unchanged and shall continue in full force and effect.
[As Filed: 11-01-2012]