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Werner-Sponsored Porky Butts BBQ Named 2017 Grand Champion


OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, is a proud sponsor of Omaha-based Porky Butts BBQ, who was named the winner of the 2017 American Royal World Series of Barbecue® Open Competition.

“Porky Butts BBQ was created to share our love for barbecue with America,” said Werner associate and Porky Butts BBQ Head Pitmaster Blane Hunter. “Turning the dream into reality by being crowned a world champion is truly an honor.”

The 38th annual American Royal World Series of Barbecue® is a longstanding tradition in Kansas City and the world’s largest barbecue competition. Porky Butts BBQ will now compete in Champions Corner at the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in Houston, Texas, and at the 2018 Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue.  Porky Butts BBQ has cooked their award-winning specialties for Werner professional drivers and associates for several company events and will be treating drivers located in Omaha on Friday, Sept. 15, during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

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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