OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 16, 2015-- As part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Sept. 13-19, Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, will host a live radio remote Friday, Sept. 18, at its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, following a ceremony to honor five professional drivers. Dennis Brown, Larry Derr, James Dill, Cornell Martin and Lance Rhinesmith each will be presented with a 2 million accident-free miles award.
Werner also is hosting lunches and activities at various terminal and Dedicated locations throughout the country to give thanks to the more than 3 million professional drivers who keep America moving.
“We are proud to showcase individual safety accomplishments as part of our Driver Appreciation Week celebration,” said President and COO Derek Leathers. “These professionals deserve recognition for remaining committed to safety and achieving remarkable milestones.”
The SiriusXM Radio show “Road Dog Trucking News” will air live from 1 to 3 p.m. from the Conestoga building on the Werner campus. Host Mark Willis will cover industry topics with Leathers and guest speakers Marty Nordlund, senior executive vice president - Specialized Services; Jim Mullen, executive vice president and general counsel; Jim Story, associate vice president of Expedited Services; Jim Morbach, senior director of Student and Government Recruiting; and professional Werner driver Felicia Berggren.
“Road Dog Trucking News” is a daily radio show on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio on channel 146. Each weekday, the show tackles tough issues facing today’s truckers and invites industry executives and experts to weigh in while keeping drivers informed of all the latest and pertinent trucking news.
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 MarketSM under the symbol “WERN”. For further information about Werner, visit the company’s website at www.werner.com.