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Werner Professional Driver, Tim Dean, Achieves 5 Million Accident-Free Miles

August 10, 2023

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Werner Enterprises (Nasdaq: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, is proud to announce that one of its professional drivers, Tim Dean, has achieved the remarkable milestone of driving 5 million accident-free miles. Dean joins retired Werner professional driver, Charley Endorf, as the second driver in company history to reach this elite milestone.

To honor his accomplishment, Werner will host a special ceremony at its headquarters today in Omaha with Dean’s family and Werner associates. Reaching 5 million accident-free miles is an incredibly rare milestone. The average professional truck driver drives about 2 million miles over the course of their career, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). Driving 5 million accident-free miles is equivalent to driving around the world more than 200 times.

“Today, we have the pleasure of showcasing what greatness looks like in the daily work of the American professional driver. It’s the accomplishment of waking up every day, working hard and delivering goods that matter, both safely and on time, to those who have entrusted us to do so,” said Werner’s Chairman, President and CEO, Derek Leathers. “We commend Tim for his contributions to Werner and the industry as a whole and are incredibly proud of him for his unwavering commitment to safety over the last 35 years. We look forward to Tim’s continued success on the road as a professional driver, one safe mile at a time.”

Dean joined Werner in 1988 and has received several accolades during his tenure with the company. In 2009-2010, he served as an ATA America’s Road Team Captain and has also been a Werner Road Team Captain and mentor since 2005. For 22 years, Tim has competed in the Nebraska Truck Driving Championships, placing first in his class nine times and earning Grand Champion recognition in 2012 and 2018. He was awarded the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance IDEA (International Driver Excellence Award) in 2019. In addition, Tim was named the Nebraska Trucking Association’s Driver of the Year in 2019.

As of August 2023, Werner has a total of 2,175 professional drivers who have driven one or more million accident-free miles, with 639 of those drivers actively in its fleet. To learn more about Werner’s core values and commitment to safety, visit here.

About Werner Enterprises

Werner Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: WERN) delivers superior truckload transportation and logistics services to customers across the United States, Mexico and Canada. With 2022 revenues of $3.3 billion, an industry-leading modern truck and trailer fleet, more than 14,000 talented associates and our innovative Werner EDGE technology, we are an essential solutions provider for customers who value the integrity of their supply chain and require safe and exceptional on-time service. Werner provides Dedicated and One-Way Truckload services as well as Logistics services that include truckload brokerage, freight management, intermodal and final mile. As an industry leader, Werner is deeply committed to promoting sustainability and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.

Jill Samuelson, Associate Vice President – Marketing and Communications
Werner Enterprises, Inc.
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Source: Werner Enterprises, Inc.