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Werner CEO and Freedom Driver Discuss Tax Cuts at White House Event

April, 13, 2018

OMAHA, Neb., April 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN) President and Chief Executive Officer Derek Leathers and Operation Freedom driver Quinton Ward joined President Donald Trump to speak about the positive impact of recent tax cuts during a White House event on Thursday, April 12.

“With tax cuts, we’ve been able to increase our capital investment this year by $127 million, 90 percent of which is dedicated to trucks and trailers that are cleaner, safer and better for America’s roadways,” said Leathers. “We’ve also announced increases of $24 million for our 9,500 professional drivers, an average increase of $2,400 per driver.”

Joining Leathers and Ward at the event was Operation Freedom driver and Army veteran Marvin Fielder, who has 2 million accident-free miles with the company, and Werner associate Kathy Oswald. Ward also remarked on the positive impact tax cuts have had on him personally.

"Representing veterans on Werner’s Operation Freedom fleet has been a dream come true,” said Army veteran Ward. “This tax law means a better future for me and a significant pay increase this year, which will allow me to take my family on a trip that we have been planning for years.”

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; medium-to-long haul, regional and expedited van; and temperature-controlled. The Werner Logistics portfolio includes truck brokerage, freight management, intermodal, international and final mile 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

Contact: Fred Thayer, Director of Corporate Communications
Werner Enterprises, Inc.
402.895.6640 ext. 1002065

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