Werner Enterprises Earns 2017 SmartWay Excellence Award

Werner Enterprises has been honored with a SmartWay Excellence Award for outstanding environmental performance leadership by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the fourth time.

“Being recognized as a SmartWay Excellence Award recipient is the ultimate validation that our sustainability initiatives are making a difference in protecting the environment for future generations,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Derek Leathers.

The SmartWay Excellence Award, reserved for the top performing SmartWay partners, is the EPA’s highest recognition for demonstrated leadership in freight supply chain energy and environmental performance.

Since 2007, Werner has reduced our carbon footprint by more than 2.2 million tons and saved more than 203 million gallons of fuel. The complete list of all 2017 EPA SmartWay Excellence Award awardees is available on the SmartWay website.

Werner Enterprises is proud to announce that President and Chief Executive Officer Derek Leathers was presented the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Highway to Victory Award for outstanding industry advocacy efforts.

“I’m honored and humbled to have the opportunity to partner with industry leaders to make a positive impact on the future of the transportation industry,” said President and CEO Derek Leathers. “The ATA represents the broadest coalition of trucking in America with over 37,000 members across all modes of trucking and transportation services. ATA leadership has worked tirelessly to shine a light on the many issues that affect our industry and our professional drivers.”

Leathers was presented with the award on Monday, Oct. 23, during the ATA’s annual Management Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. In 2017, Leathers testified in front of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security, emphasizing the need for Congress to work collectively with the industry to improve safety, freight movement, infrastructure investments and workforce development.

Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is a premier transportation and logistics company, with coverage throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia. Werner maintains its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska and maintains offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Australia. Werner is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services that includes dedicated; medium-to-long-haul, regional and expedited van; and temperature-controlled. The Werner Logistics portfolio includes truck brokerage, freight management, intermodal, international and final mile services. International services are provided through Werner’s domestic and global subsidiary companies and include ocean, air and ground transportation; freight forwarding; and customs brokerage.

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