Werner Enterprises Announces Third Quarter 2013 Expectations

  Werner Enterprises Announces Third Quarter 2013 Expectations

Business Wire

OMAHA, Neb. -- September 16, 2013

Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) ("Werner"), one of the nation's largest
transportation and logistics companies, announced today that, based on factors
known as of the date of this release, it expects earnings per diluted share
for the quarter ending September 30, 2013 to be in the range of 27 cents to 30

Significant factors affecting earnings per share in third quarter 2013
compared to third quarter 2012 include (i) lower gains on sales of equipment,
(ii) lower miles per truck, primarily in certain dedicated fleets, due to the
July 2013 government-mandated changes to the driver hours of service rules,
(iii) start-up costs related to new dedicated fleets, (iv) higher equipment
and maintenance costs with most of the company truck fleet now consisting of
trucks with 2010-standard engines, and (v) rising driver related costs. Cost
increases are currently exceeding rate increases. In the last five weeks,
Werner experienced improvement in freight demand compared to softer freight
demand trends in the same period a year ago, which it attributes to normal
seasonal improvement, slightly tighter capacity due to the hours of service
changes, and slightly improved customer demand.

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.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning
of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and made pursuant to the safe
harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as
amended. Such forward-looking statements are based on information presently
available to Werner’s management and are current only as of the date made.
Actual results could also differ materially from those anticipated as a result
of a number of factors, including, but not limited to, those discussed in
Werner’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. For
those reasons, undue reliance should not be placed on any forward-looking
statement. Werner assumes no duty or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statement, although it may do so from time to time as
management believes is warranted or as may be required by applicable
securities law. Any such updates or revisions may be made by filing reports
with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, through the issuance of
press releases or by other methods of public disclosure.


Werner Enterprises, Inc.
John J. Steele, 402-894-3036
Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
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