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Werner Enterprises Earns 2017 SmartWay Excellence Award


OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, has been honored with a SmartWay Excellence Award for outstanding environmental performance leadership by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the fourth time.

“Being recognized as a SmartWay Excellence Award recipient is the ultimate validation that our sustainability initiatives are making a difference in protecting the environment for future generations,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Derek Leathers.

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.

Since 2007, Werner has reduced our carbon footprint by more than 2.2 million tons and saved more than 203 million gallons of fuel. The complete list of all 2017 EPA SmartWay Excellence Award awardees 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, 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 www.werner.com.

Contact: Fred Thayer, Director of Corporate Communications
Werner Enterprises, Inc.
402.895.6640 ext. 2065

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