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Werner Enterprises Celebrates Earth Day at Global Headquarters

April, 22, 2015

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 22, 2015-- Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, observed Earth Day Wednesday, April 22, at its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. Steve Phillips, senior vice president of Fleet Resources, presented an update on Werner’s current sustainability improvements and initiatives.

“We are very proud of our ongoing sustainability results,” Phillips said. “Over the past seven years, we have reduced our carbon footprint by more than 1.3 million tons, and that couldn’t have happened without major investments in fuel-efficient technologies and the steadfast commitment of all of our associates.”

The event featured vehicles with alternative fuel engines, including a Werner CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) truck. Members from OPPD (Omaha Public Power District) were available to explain the potential cost savings of a home energy analysis as well as air conditioning management. Millard Sprinkler was on hand to discuss water conservation, and a representative from Chevrolet was present to highlight the advantages of vehicles powered by alternative fuels. Also, experts from several Werner departments were present to discuss the company’s latest green initiatives.

Through Werner’s commitment to controlling excessive fuel consumption and pollutants, the company has conserved more than 120 million gallons of fuel since 2007 and reduced its carbon footprint by more than 1.3 million tons. Werner incorporates industry-leading sustainability efforts into its business model, including installing diesel-fired heating systems to reduce truck idle time, utilizing aerodynamic trucks, equipping trailers with trailer skirts, using tire inflation systems, implementing the newest diesel technology and adding CNG trucks to its fleet.

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

Source: Werner Enterprises

Werner Enterprises
Fred Thayer, 402-895-6640 ext. 2065
Director of Corporate Communications

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