OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, has been named a 2014 Top Green Provider by Food Logistics magazine. Werner was recognized as an organization that consistently exceeds industry standards in its sector with products and services that drive sustainability.
“Sustainability has been and remains a top priority for Werner,” said Werner President and Chief Operating Officer Derek Leathers. “We are very proud of the improvements we continue to make through initiatives and technologies that allow us to reach and exceed the benchmarks we set to benefit both our customers and the environment.”
Werner has made significant contributions toward a cleaner, more energy-efficient environment by conserving more than 100 million gallons of fuel since 2007 and reducing its carbon footprint by more than 1 million tons. The company incorporates industry-leading sustainability efforts into its business model, including 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. Most recently, Werner announced it would add 10 CNG trucks to its fleet.
The Top Green Providers list recognizes organizations that utilize products, services and exemplary leadership to successfully enhance sustainability within the food and beverage industry. Companies on this year’s Top Green Providers list will be profiled online in the June issue of Food Logistics.
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.