OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 21, 2013-- Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, has been named a Top Green Provider for 2013 by Food Logistics magazine. Werner was selected as a company that exceeds industry standards in its sector and has products and services that drive sustainability.
“Werner Enterprises is proud to be recognized as a Top Green Provider,” said Derek Leathers, president and chief operating officer of Werner Enterprises. “It is an honor to be acknowledged for our commitment and success as we have remained strongly focused on our sustainability initiatives. As a result, we have reached benchmark reductions in carbon emissions and fuel efficiencies and we strive to do better year after year.”
As a leading innovator in energy conservation, Werner has made significant contributions toward a cleaner, more energy-efficient environment. In the last five years, due strictly to improvements in fuel efficiency, Werner has conserved more than 85 million gallons of fuel and reduced its carbon footprint by nearly 1,000,000 tons. Over the years, Werner has implemented a wide array of sustainability innovations that include aerodynamic trucks and trailers, weight reduction strategies, automatic tire inflation systems, the newest diesel engine technologies, anti-idling technologies, speed management and continual in-depth testing of the latest fuel saving technologies. In addition, Werner is a SmartWay Transport Partner. The SmartWay Partnership is an innovative collaboration between the U.S. EPA and the freight industry to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution.
Companies on this year’s Top Green Providers list will be profiled in the June 2013 issue ofFood Logistics, as well as online at www.foodlogistics.com. Food Logistics is published by Cygnus Business Media and is the only publication dedicated exclusively to the food and beverage supply chain. Through print and online products, it provides news, trends, and best practices that help more than 24,000 grocery and food service suppliers, distributors, and retailers make better business decisions.
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 andAustralia. 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 atwww.werner.com.