Director of Safety Jim Kochenderfer discusses Brake Safety Week.
Jim Kochenderfer, director of Safety, discusses National Stop On Red Week and the importance of stopping at red lights.
Randy Kraft, Associate Vice President of Terminal Management, invites associates to participate in Werner’s Driver Appreciation Spring Celebration on March 20-26. Throughout the week, Werner executives will visit terminals nationwide to hold discussions and meet with professional drivers. Stay tuned for additional details about upcoming events throughout the network.
Angelo Gibson, AVP of Operations, presented Joseph Colburn Jr., Marvin Fielder, Charles Jennings, Ronald Stevenson and John Williams with awards for their accomplishment. Their professionalism and dedication have delivered more than 115 combined years of safe service.
It’s that commitment to safety that helped him earn the 2 million accident-free miles award at the First Quarter Associate Recognition Ceremony on March 2.
“It’s important to look at the big picture,” Colburn said. “Check your mirrors, observe your surroundings and leave plenty of space between other vehicles.”
A Werner driver for 22 years, Colburn is a resident of Port Crane, New York. He enjoys building homes, furniture and woodworking.
With ongoing teamwork and feedback, Road Team captains increase the quality of freight management and enhance on-time service levels.
On Aug. 1, 2015, Werner professional driver Clifford Bosecker was driving on I‐74 in Indiana when a pickup sped past him and struck another car from behind. The car rolled three times and landed in the ditch, and the pickup left the scene. Clifford instructed his student to call 911 while he stopped to assist the family.
One of the passengers, the daughter, was attempting to climb out of the vehicle, but Clifford helped her lie down to avoid further injury. He assessed the scene for smoke and gas leaks before tending to the two remaining passengers, a father and mother.
One was conscious and strapped in his seat belt upside down, so Clifford carefully removed him and laid him down. The other was conscious outside of the vehicle, so he encouraged her to lie down as well.
Clifford utilized both his first aid training from the Marines and a small medical kit from his truck to provide care until the paramedics arrived. He then provided a clear description of the pickup to local police, who were able to apprehend the suspects a few miles down the road.
For his heroic actions on that day, Bosecker, a Werner driver since 2010, was honored with a Humanitarian Award at the Dec. 8 Fourth Quarter Associate Recognition Ceremony.
“I am humbled by the honor and was just doing what was right,” Bosecker said.
It’s that dedication that helped him earn the 2 million accident-free miles award
at the Dec. 8 Fourth Quarter Associate Recognition Ceremony.
“I am proud to get to this goal, but my main goal is to move freight,” he said. “I just take it one day at a time.”
A Werner driver since 1997, Stutts has trained more than 245 students and passed on his talent and knowledge to the next generation.
The native of Tuscumbia, Alabama, enjoys old cars and spending time with his pride and joy – his two granddaughters.
No matter where you’re headed or what you’re celebrating, make sure to plan ahead, take your time and be extra cautious.
And please remember – without our professional drivers on the road, the holiday season would not be possible.
On behalf of Werner, have a safe and happy holiday season!
At the Dec. 8 Fourth Quarter Associate Recognition Ceremony, he received the 2 million accident-free miles award and credited another reason for his success and commitment to safety.
“I was just doing my job so I could get home to my family safe and sound,” he said.
Moses, a Werner driver since 1988, offered several safety tips to help other drivers succeed.
“Don’t rely on your GPS alone,” he said. “Use a map. Get plenty of rest, plan your trip and always do a pre-trip.”
When not on the road, Moses enjoys cooking, volunteering for Habit for Humanity and for his church and cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs. Moses and his wife, Gwen, reside in Plain Dealing, Louisiana, with their four children, 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and eight foster-grandchildren.