ATRI Seeks Professional Driver Input on NC Parking Issues

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released a survey for professional drivers that will identify and analyze truck parking issues in North Carolina. The brief online survey requests important information from professional drivers on where, why and when they park at locations throughout North Carolina and how truck parking can be improved at both private truck stops and public rest areas.

The survey effort is sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, and the information will provide important input on freight planning throughout the state. Commercial drivers who operate in the southeastern U.S. are encouraged to provide their insights and information through ATRI’s survey by Friday, Nov. 18. The survey is available at

All survey responses are confidential, and the results will be available later this year.

Operation Safe Driver 2016

Vice President of Safety and Compliance Jaime Maus discusses the Operation Safe Driver enforcement campaign, Oct. 16-22, and the importance of avoiding distracted driving.

Werner Receives 2016 Strategic Solutions Award

Werner recently received the 2016 Strategic Solutions Award at the WestRock Key Supplier Conference held Sept. 20-21, in Atlanta.

As a WestRock supplier, Werner received the award for implementing innovative, long-term collaborative solutions that provide competitive advantage through market competitive pricing, service improvement and continuity of supply.

Pictured l-r: Vice President of Logistics Sourcing John Purcell; Craig Callahan, senior vice president-Sales; Nick Kanngieser, corporate account executive-Sales; Senior Vice President of Logistics-WestRock Bill Merrigan; Mike Quick, vice president-Dedicated Operations and Director of Logistics Sourcing Bill Newcomb.

Roadeo 2016

Director of Safety Jim Kochenderfer introduces the competing professional drivers and the departments they represent at the 2016 Werner Roadeo.

Associates Network at Bridging the Gap

Werner associates recently attended U.S. Senator Deb Fischer’s Bridging The Gap event at the Field Club of Omaha. Bridging the Gap’s mission is to inspire women to engage in their communities at the local, state and national level.

A panel including Emily Brummund, life and leadership coach, Laurie Smith Camp, chief U.S. district judge, and Dr. Courtney McCashland, chief executive officer-Strengths Research, discussed leadership, networking and mentoring. Bridging The Gap encourages women to join forces to strengthen families and communities.

From left: Jennifer Petersen, associate corporate counsel-Legal; Kaylee Cornick, associate director-International Operations; Jackie Bratty, human resources manager-Administration; Kara Stieneke, operations manager-Specialized Services Division; Sarah McDonald, government affairs representative-Legal; Senator Deb Fischer; Jafi Roskey, government hiring specialist-Recruiting; Julia Hoult, associate director-Pricing; Kendra Kripal, project manager-Corporate Communications; Ann Schow, vice president and controller-Accounting and Finances, and Tiffany Riggs, copywriter/editor-Corporate Communications.