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Werner Enterprises Professional Driver Named ATA Road Team Captain


OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, is pleased to announce professional driver Micheal Sheeds has been named to the 2017-2018 American Trucking Associations (ATA) America’s Road Team. Selected from 33 finalists who competed this week before a panel of judges in Arlington, Virginia, Sheeds will serve as a captain with 19 other professional drivers.

“We’re very proud of Micheal Sheeds and we congratulate him on his well-deserved selection to America’s Road Team,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Derek Leathers. “Werner benefits every day from his outstanding professionalism, safety and dedication, and Micheal is an excellent representative for the transportation industry.”

Sheeds, from Bandera, Texas, has driven more than 3 million accident-free miles since joining Werner in 1990. The U.S. Marine Corps veteran has trained more than 200 student drivers since 1991 and was named a 2015 Citizen Driver Award winner by TravelCenters of America.

Founded in 1986, America’s Road Team represents the country’s more than 3.5 million professional drivers and serves as an example of the dedication and teamwork needed to deliver America’s freight safely and on time. The new captains will travel the country sharing the industry’s message of safety, essentiality and sustainability with the motoring public, communities, media and public officials nationwide.

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. The Werner Logistics 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. 

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

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