YORK, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In recognition of the achievements of professional Werner driver Charley Endorf, an unveiling ceremony was held May 17 to rename the I-80 and exit 353 Petro Stopping Centers in York, Neb., in his honor. Endorf earned the distinction as a recipient of the 2014 Citizen Driver Award, a program presented by TravelCenters of America/Petro that recognizes professional long-haul drivers who inspire public respect and admiration for the truck driving profession.
“Today, we honor Charley’s status as a Citizen Driver by showcasing his name on two places of the building, not just for a year or six months or a day, but forever as the Charley Endorf York Stopping Center,” said Greg Frary, director of Fleet Maintenance Support for TravelCenters of America/Petro.
Selected for his exemplary citizenship in the driving community, personal and professional leadership, community involvement and commitment to lead a healthy lifestyle, Endorf accepted the Citizen Driver Award at the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show March 27-29 in Louisville, Ky. As a result, Endorf, presented with the choice of any TA or Petro location nationwide renamed in his honor, chose the Petro Stopping Centers location in York, Neb., nearest his hometown of Fairbury, Neb. A Werner driver and owner operator since 1976, Endorf is the only Werner driver, and one of only a few in the industry’s history, to achieve the milestone of 5 million safe driving miles.
“Charley is a great inspiration to everybody he comes in contact with,” said Fairbury Mayor Homer Ward. “If our town had a few more Charley Endorfs, there’s nothing we couldn’t accomplish.”
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.
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