OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, has been honored for the third consecutive year with a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Recognized as a leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency, this year Werner was again honored in two categories – Small Flatbed Carrier and Large TL/Dry Van Carrier.
“We are honored to once again be recognized as a SmartWay Excellence Award recipient,” said Derek Leathers, president and COO. “This is the ultimate validation that our commitment to sustainability is making a difference to protect the environment today and for future generations.”
Werner was one of 39 truck carriers to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s nearly 3,000 partners. The carrier Excellence Awardees were honored at the American Trucking Associations Annual Management Conference & Exhibition held Oct. 19 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
“EPA is pleased to honor these SmartWay Partners with a 2015 Excellence Award,” said Chris Grundler, director, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality. “SmartWay carriers work diligently to bring our families the goods we need each day, while contributing to a healthier, more sustainable future for our children.”
Werner’s industry-leading sustainability efforts have conserved more than 120 million gallons of fuel since 2007 and reduced the company’s carbon footprint by more than 1.3 million tons.
About Werner Enterprises
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.
EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing the impacts of climate change. Demonstration of a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive and environmentally-friendly business environment. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have saved 144.3 million barrels of oil and $20.6 billion in fuel costs. SmartWay’s clean air achievements (61.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 1,070,000 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 43,000 tons of particulate matter emissions avoided) help to protect the well-being of citizens.
More information on SmartWay in general: http://www.epa.gov/smartway/
List of Excellence Award recipients: http://epa.gov/smartway/about/sw-awards.htm#aboutawards
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Werner Enterprises, Inc
Fred Thayer, 402-895-6640 ext. 2065
Director of Corporate Communications