Werner Enterprises

 

Werner Enterprises is an American transportation and logistics company that offers services in freight management, truck brokerage, intermodal, and international services. 

Werner Enterprises and its units employ more than 11,500 associates and independent contractors. The company offers a diversified portfolio of transportation services that includes dedicated; medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van; expedited; temperature-controlled; and flatbed services. With a fleet of 7,300 tractors and 24,000 trailers, the company provides services throughout North America as well as Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia through ocean, air, and ground transportation.

03 Aug 2021
US retail sales, excluding autos, are rising faster than inventories, even where inventories are increasing, and that’s putting more pressure on over-stressed supply chains and trucking capacity.
13 Feb 2017
The economic impact of a challenge to Mexican trucking in the United States is small, but the debate could fuel a growing trade dispute.
A truck makes its way out of Werner's Laredo, Texas, terminal, where work on an expansion to meet the company's changing needs recently wrapped up.
16 Dec 2016
The fifth-largest US truckload carrier builds out its Laredo terminal, the busiest facility in its network, as cross-border trucking increases and shipper demands change.
29 Jul 2016
Despite an uptick in volume in July, trucking executives see a long road ahead before truckload rates rise.
Like competitor Swift Transportation, Werner is reducing its fleet capacity.
22 Jul 2016
The fifth-largest U.S. truckload carrier is cutting some shippers loose as they seek deep rate cuts in a soft market.
05 May 2016
Truckload carriers are struggling to bring capacity in line with demand, as an increase in the first-quarter JOC.com Truckload Capacity Index shows.
21 Apr 2016
Werner Enterprises' first-quarter revenue dropped 3 percent year-over-year to $482.8 million because of lower fuel surcharges and a "challenging" rate market.
29 Jan 2016
Despite a slower-moving U.S. economy, truckload operator Werner Enterprises
30 Nov 2015
Werner Enterprises, the fifth-largest truckload carrier in the U.S., is raising solo driver pay by an average of $5,000 annually, the latest sign of how motor carriers are forking out more to keep and attract drivers ahead of serious demographic headwinds.
21 Oct 2015
Don't let the small drop in total revenue fool you: Werner Enterprises is doing very well in a less-than-robust truckload freight market.
28 Sep 2015
Adding another year to an apprenticeship program for truck drivers will help both Werner Enterprises and military veterans. The truckload carrier sees a need for more apprenticeships to boost the pool of younger, experienced drivers.
23 Sep 2015
Truck driver pay is rising higher, shippers are becoming more "driver friendly," but demographics make finding solutions to the shortage of qualified drivers difficult.
16 Sep 2015
U.S. freight shippers enjoying an unusual period of “loose” capacity shouldn’t get complacent, speakers at the 2015 FTR Transportation Conference here warned.
28 Aug 2015
The return of company founder C.L. Werner as chairman and CEO will help the fifth-largest U.S. truckload carrier map a long-term route, as president and COO Derek Leathers is groomed for a bigger role.
12 Aug 2015
Werner Enterprises has shaken up its top management, with founder C.L. Warner taking the role of chairman from one son and another son giving up his position as vice chairman.
28 Jul 2015
If U.S. shippers feel less pain when it comes time to pay freight bills this year, they can thank the worldwide oil glut. With the third quarter under way, the very significant impact of the collapse in oil and fuel prices over the past year on U.S. freight transportation is clear.
21 Jul 2015
Strong "but not stellar" freight demand, higher rates and keen management of drivers and equipment helped generate more profit for Werner Enterprises, which is using its profits to expand capacity.
24 Apr 2015
Large, diversified truckload carriers found detours around the "soft patch" in the U.S. economy during the first quarter, with most increasing revenue and profit. A lack of drivers may have held back some companies.
22 Apr 2015
Werner Enterprises easily passed a slow-moving economy in the first quarter, increasing trucking revenue 6 percent and net profit 61 percent. Freight demand remains strong in April, the company said.
13 Apr 2015
The "unprecedented" growth of e-commerce, coupled with rapid development of mobile technology, is changing the playbook for shippers and transport operators alike.
13 Apr 2015
Shippers need to work with trucking suppliers to find ways to 'mitigate' driver shortage as pay hikes push up rates, Werner's Derek Leathers says.
02 Feb 2015
The annualized driver turnover rate at large truckload carriers rose to 97 percent in the third quarter, despite the efforts of some carriers to keep drivers by raising pay.
28 Oct 2014
Knight Transportation is using sustainable profit to finance sustainable growth, both through acquisition and organic growth, raising driver pay and adding trucks in a tight market.
27 Oct 2014
Swift Transportation's revenue rises, profit soars as freight volumes leave largest U.S. truckload carrier 'overbooked' in the third quarter, even with additional tractor-trailers.
21 Oct 2014
A summer of strong freight demand drove revenue up 8 percent at Werner Enterprises, which won "sustainable" rate increases from shippers and raised driver pay.
Trucks at a truck stop
24 Jul 2014
The U.S. economic recovery may be slow, but the freight recovery is moving faster, thanks to growth in manufacturing, energy and construction.
Werner Enterprises truck
22 Jul 2014
A stronger recovery, an “extremely challenging” driver market and rising number of trucking company failures gave Werner Enterprises more freight than it could handle in the second quarter. “Overbooked” is the term the nation’s third-largest truckload carrier used to describe its business last quarter.
Trucking dashboard
16 May 2014
The first quarter was warmer for trucking than you might think — at least financially.
Truck on a highway
29 Apr 2014
One way to measure trucking demand is by looking not at how much freight a trucking company can haul, but at how much freight it turns away.
22 Apr 2014
A “meaningful improvement” in freight demand this winter is pushing truckload rates higher this spring, as shippers look to lock down truck capacity for the fall peak shipping season.
17 Oct 2013
Werner Enterprises reported its net income in the third quarter of 2013 was $21.3 million, sliding 15 percent year-over-year from $25.1 million.
10 Oct 2013
Hub Group has lowered its expectations for the third quarter of 2013 to a range of 48 to 51 cents diluted earnings per share.
09 Oct 2013
Knight Transportation has announced that it expects its earnings per diluted share for the third quarter to be in the range of 18 cents to 20 cents, down from its earlier projection of 22 cents to 24 cents.
17 Sep 2013
Werner Enterprises has announced that it expects its earnings per diluted share for the third quarter to be in the range of 27 cents to 30 cents, down from its earlier projection of 36 cents.
Werner Enterprises truck
23 Jul 2013
Werner Enterprises reported net income in the second quarter of 2013 was $25.8 million, dropping 16 percent from $30.7 million in the second quarter of 2012.
31 May 2013
Shippers reluctant to jump into intermodal rail transport have a major incentive to test the waters: relatively low intermodal rates with few signs on the horizon for aggressive hikes.