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Werner Enterprises Receives US EPA 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Werner Enterprises Receives US EPA 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award12:30 EDT Tuesday, October 22, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. (Business Wire) -- Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, was honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a true industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.
Werner is committed to controlling excessive fuel consumption and pollutants through several tactics: installing diesel-fired heating systems to reduce truck idle time, utilizing aerodynamic trucks, equipping trailers with trailer skirts, using tire inflation systems and implementing the newest diesel technology.
“Werner strives to lead by example in the transportation industry, and this includes doing our part to protect the environment for generations to come,” said Derek Leathers, president and COO of Werner Enterprises. “We are honored our efforts are being recognized and proud to be a SmartWay partner.”
Werner was one of 55 companies to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay's 3000-plus Partners. The Excellence Awardees were honored at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals annual conference held in Denver, Colo.
“EPA is pleased to recognize the 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award recipients. I commend Werner Enterprises for its superior environmental performance and leadership in advancing freight sector efficiency,” said Gina McCarthy, EPA administrator. “Their commitment is helping lead the freight industry to a more sustainable future."
About Werner Enterprises
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.
EPA launched SmartWay in 2004 to help business improve the sustainability of their freight supply chains. Today the Partnership consists of more than 3,000 Partners, representing a cross section of the freight supply chain industry. As of today, SmartWay Partners have saved 65 million barrels of oil. This is equivalent to taking over 5 million cars off the road for an entire year. SmartWay's clean air achievements (28 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 478,000 tons nitrogen oxides, and 22,000 tons of particulate matter reduced so far) help protect the health and well-being of citizens while contributing to our nation's economic and energy security.
More information on SmartWay in general: http://www.epa.gov/smartway/
List of Excellence Award recipients: http://www.epa.gov/smartway/partner-resources/awards.htm
Werner Enterprises, Inc.
Fred Thayer, 402-895-6640 ext. 2065
Director of Corporate Communications