Werner Enterprises Named a 2013 Top Green Provider by Food Logistics
OMAHA, Neb. -- June 21, 2013
Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics
provider, has been named a Top Green Provider for 2013 by Food Logistics
magazine. Werner was selected as a company that exceeds industry standards in
its sector and has products and services that drive sustainability.
“Werner Enterprises is proud to be recognized as a Top Green Provider,” said
Derek Leathers, president and chief operating officer of Werner Enterprises.
“It is an honor to be acknowledged for our commitment and success as we have
remained strongly focused on our sustainability initiatives. As a result, we
have reached benchmark reductions in carbon emissions and fuel efficiencies
and we strive to do better year after year.”
As a leading innovator in energy conservation, Werner has made significant
contributions toward a cleaner, more energy-efficient environment. In the last
five years, due strictly to improvements in fuel efficiency, Werner has
conserved more than 85 million gallons of fuel and reduced its carbon
footprint by nearly 1,000,000 tons. Over the years, Werner has implemented a
wide array of sustainability innovations that include aerodynamic trucks and
trailers, weight reduction strategies, automatic tire inflation systems, the
newest diesel engine technologies, anti-idling technologies, speed management
and continual in-depth testing of the latest fuel saving technologies. In
addition, Werner is a SmartWay Transport Partner. The SmartWay Partnership is
an innovative collaboration between the U.S. EPA and the freight industry to
increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and
Companies on this year’s Top Green Providers list will be profiled in the June
2013 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at www.foodlogistics.com. Food
Logistics is published by Cygnus Business Media and is the only publication
dedicated exclusively to the food and beverage supply chain. Through print and
online products, it provides news, trends, and best practices that help more
than 24,000 grocery and food service suppliers, distributors, and retailers
make better business decisions.
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 van, temperature-controlled and flatbed;
medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van; and expedited services. Werner's
Value Added Services portfolio includes freight management, truck brokerage,
intermodal, and international 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.
Werner Enterprises, Inc.'s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select
Market^SM under the symbol "WERN." For further information about Werner, visit
the company's website at www.werner.com.
Fred Thayer, 402-895-6640 ext. 2065
Director of Corporate Communications
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