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Werner Enterprises Operation Freedom Truck Wins Technology Award
Friday, March 29, 2013
Werner Enterprises Operation Freedom Truck Wins Technology Award09:36 EDT Friday, March 29, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. (Business Wire) -- Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) Operation Freedom truck received the “Most Technologically Advanced Cab” award at the Mid-America Trucking Show March 21-23 in Louisville, Ky. The military themed Operation Freedom truck was one of 79 trucks in the competition and won the award due to its advanced technological equipment.
“At Werner, we are proud to be known as a technological leader. It's important that we continue to push the envelope, testing new products and strategies, so that our drivers are equipped with the best technologies available,” stated Steve Phillips, senior vice president of operations for Werner Enterprises. “The investments we make in our fleet are consistent with our dedication to the safety of our drivers and the safety of the motoring public.”
The award-winning truck is equipped with the Qualcomm MCP200 mobile information system which provides mobile communication for production and safety items including hours of service. In addition, the truck also has a safety system called Mobileye. This is a passive safety system that uses a camera to detect lane markings, speed signs, vehicles and pedestrians and provides the driver with audible and visual warning alerts.
Professional driver and Army veteran David Conkling drives the Operation Freedom truck to deliver loads to customers as well as to truck shows, recruiting events and specific veteran ceremonies. The Operation Freedom truck was unveiled last month at the Company's global headquarters in Omaha, Neb., to bring awareness to Werner's industry-leading military apprenticeship program.
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. Werner's Value Added Services 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.
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.
Fred Thayer, 402-895-6640 ext. 2065
Director of Corporate Communications