OMAHA, Neb., March 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Werner Enterprises (WERN), one of the nation’s largest transportation and logistics companies, is honored to announce the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has selected Werner professional driver Tim Dean as the winner of the 2019 International Driver Excellence Award (IDEA).
Since joining Werner in 1988, Dean has served as a 2009-2010 American Trucking Associations America’s Road Team captain, a Werner Road Team captain since 2005 and accomplished the rare safety milestone of driving four million accident-free miles.
“It is an honor to recognize Tim’s outstanding leadership, commitment to safety and continuous efforts to improve the transportation industry,” said President and CEO Derek Leathers. “Tim has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to public safety throughout an exceptional career as a professional driver.”
The annual International Driver Excellence Award was established in 2015 to honor individuals who go above and beyond the performance of their duties as a commercial motor vehicle driver. Dean is the second Werner driver to win the award as five million accident-free miles driver Charles Endorf was named the winner in 2017. Dean will receive the award during the 2019 CVSA Workshop in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 1, 2019.
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 and China. Werner is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services that includes dedicated; medium-to-long-haul, regional and expedited van; and temperature-controlled. The Werner Logistics portfolio includes truck brokerage, freight management, intermodal, international and final mile 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.
Contact: Fred Thayer, Director of Corporate Communications
Werner Enterprises, Inc.
402.895.6640 ext. 100-2065
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