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Werner Professional Driver Has Truck Stop Renamed in His Honor

April, 23, 2015

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 23, 2015-- Werner professional driver Micheal Sheeds was recognized as a recipient of the 2015 Citizen Driver Award with an April 22 unveiling ceremony that renamed the I-10 and exit 581 Petro Stopping Center in San Antonio, Texas, in his honor.

Presented by TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, the award recognizes professional drivers who inspire public respect and admiration for the truck driving profession.

“It is truly humbling to receive an honor of this magnitude and permanence,” Sheeds said. “It is without a doubt the most significant accomplishment of my career, and it will mean so much to me and my family for years to come.”

Selected for his exemplary citizenship in the driving community, personal and professional leadership, community involvement and dedication to safety, Sheeds accepted the Citizen Driver Award at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show held March 26-28 in Louisville, Kentucky. Presented with the choice of any TA or Petro location nationwide renamed in his honor, Sheeds chose the Petro Stopping Center location in San Antonio, Texas, near his home in Bandera, Texas. A Werner driver since 1990, Sheeds has driven more than 3 million accident-free miles and trained more than 225 student drivers.

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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