Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: WERN) is an American freight carrier and transportation and logistics company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. It was founded in 1956 by Executive Chairman, Clarence L. (C.L.) Werner. He started his business with one truck at the age of 19.
As Werner celebrates its 60th year in business, C.L. Werner, the company's founder and first driver, stepped down from the position of chief executive officer as part of the planned management transition announced in August 2015 and will remain as executive chairman of the company. Derek Leathers was promoted to president and CEO in May 2016.
Werner ships throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia. It has a fleet of 7,400 trucks and more than 24,000 trailers. In 2015, their net profit was estimated as being $123.7 million.
Werner has terminals strategically located in 11 states to provide services for drivers, equipment and local recruiting.
It offers van, flatbed and temperature controlled services.
It has regional offices throughout North America, China and Australia.
Werner’s current fleet is made up of the following makes and models:
- Cassidy, William B. "Werner wins robust profit in 'less robust' US freight market", Joc.com, 29 January 2016. Accessed 17 February 2016.
- Official website
- Werner Enterprises Profile Sheet
- SafeStat official safety statistics on Werner Enterprises from the United States Department of Transportation
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