Robert Roper: 2 Million Safe Miles

It takes a talented driver to navigate a truck and trailer through Southern California traffic, but professional driver Robert Roper proves each day that it’s possible to stay safe in even the most challenging conditions.

Roper, honored for achieving 2 million safe driving miles at the Dec. 13 Fourth Quarter Associate Recognition Ceremony, was inspired to stay safe by his dispatcher.

“Safety is more than just a commitment. It’s a lifestyle – one inch, one foot, one yard and one mile at a time,” he said. “There will always be people who are going to test that.”

Roper, also known as Highlander by those who work with him, resides in Las Vegas, Nev. When not at work, he enjoys restoring classic cars, adding to his unique sword collection and performing in Renaissance fairs.

James O’Halloran: 3 Million Safe Miles

A true professional not only excels at what they do, but also chooses to lead by example. In his 22-year career with Werner, professional driver James O’Halloran has mentored approximately 172 trainees during his 19 years as a trainer.

O’Halloran has had plenty of real-world experience and knowledge to pass on to the drivers in training – he earned the 3 million safe driving miles award at the Sept. 20 Third Quarter Associate Recognition Ceremony.

O’Halloran, an army veteran from Mt. Juliet, Tenn., has more than made an impact on the road with his students. He also formed a valuable friendship with his dedicated manager of eight years, Vince Bruce. The two share an avid interest in golf and took in a game the day before the awards ceremony.

“Jim, thank you for being my friend, being a great driver and representing Werner,” Bruce said.

When not on the road, O’Halloran enjoys spending time with his wife.

2 Million Safe Miles

Professional driver Otis Williams was honored with the 2 million safe driving miles award at the 1st Quarter Recognition Ceremony in March. Otis, a Vietnam veteran, has driven for Werner for 20 years. His dispatcher, Justin Bailey, described him as “the best guy I have ever worked with.” Bailey also commended Otis for his work ethic adding that he has “done a lot to make this company great.”

Williams enjoys spending time at home in Louisville, Miss., with his wife, Annie. In his free time, he likes to ride his motorcycle or work on his pickup truck.

Congratulations to Otis for his 2 million mile award. We appreciate all he has done and continues to do as a professional driver for Werner.

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