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Werner Professional Driver Receives 2015 Citizen Driver Award

March, 30, 2015

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 30, 2015-- Werner professional driver Micheal Sheeds of Bandera, Texas, has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 Citizen Driver Award. 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.

“Micheal is a great example, both personally and professionally, of an outstanding individual who makes a positive impact,” said Derek Leathers, Werner president and chief operating officer. “He is extremely deserving of this honor, and we are proud to have him serve as a representative of our organization.”

Sheeds was recognized for his exemplary citizenship in the driving community, personal and professional leadership, community involvement and dedication to safety. He was honored at a special event at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show held March 26-28 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Among other recognition and distinctions, Sheeds will be the guest of honor in San Antonio, Texas, when a Petro truck stop bearing his name will be unveiled. A driver for Werner Enterprises since 1990, Sheeds has driven more than 3 million accident-free miles and trained more than 225 students.

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, Inc.

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

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