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Werner Enterprises Earns 2018 SmartWay Excellence Award

October, 29, 2018

OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics company, is honored to receive the 2018 SmartWay Excellence Award for its outstanding environmental performance leadership by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the fifth time.

“Being recognized as a SmartWay Excellence Award recipient is an honor that demonstrates Werner’s ongoing commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Derek Leathers. “Our innovative technologies and dedication to sustainability continue to positively impact our environment.”

The SmartWay Excellence Award, reserved for the top performing SmartWay partners, is the EPA’s highest recognition for demonstrated leadership in freight supply chain energy and environmental performance. Werner was one of 40 carriers to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s 3,700 partners.

Since 2007, Werner has reduced its carbon footprint by more than 2.5 million tons and saved more than 230 million gallons of fuel. The complete list of all 2018 EPA SmartWay Excellence Award winners is available on the SmartWay website.

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 and China. 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. 100-2065 


Source: Werner Enterprises, Inc.

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