It’s that mindset that helped him achieve his 2 million accident-free miles award for which he was recognized at the Sept. 18 Third Quarter Associate Recognition Ceremony.
Derr, a Werner driver since 1992, has this advice to new drivers: “Take pride in the industry, whether you are driving or dealing with customers.”
Derr has taken pride in his own career over the years. As an avid competitor, he has participated in 12 Nebraska State Truck Driving competitions and advanced to nationals seven times. Derr also is an active member of the community, volunteering for safety events with the Omaha Police Department and charity events with the Boy Scouts. And each year, he participates in the Special Olympics Nebraska convoy.
Derr and his wife Joanne reside in Omaha, Nebraska, and enjoy spending time with their six daughters and eight grandchildren.