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.

National Truck Driving Championships

Werner Enterprises is proud to congratulate its professional drivers for their impressive performance Aug. 20-24 at the National Truck Driving Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah. Werner drivers delivered strong performances in their respective categories, including a top 10 finish and two top 15 finishes. The annual event, now in its 76th year, tested 422 drivers from throughout the United States in a written exam, pre-trip inspection and driving skills test. Each year, more than 2,000 spectators attend to cheer on the top drivers showcasing the high levels of professionalism and skill they demonstrate every day on America’s highways.

  • Terry Durham – Sleeper Berth Class
  • Roy Hendrick – Twin Trailers Class
  • Alan Arnold – Five-Axle Class
  • Tim Dean – Three-Axle Class

Pep Rally for Nebraska Truck Driving Championships

The 2013 Nebraska State Truck Driving Championships take place June 7-8 in Grand Island, Neb., and the following 10 talented Werner professional drivers will participate in their respective categories. First place winners of the eight equipment categories will advance to the National Truck Driving Championships that take place on Aug. 20-24 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Tim Dean – Three Axle
  • Alan Arnold – Five Axle
  • Terry Durham – Five Axle Sleeper
  • Larry Derr – 4 Axle Day Cab
  • Tom Pietrzak Jr – Tanker
  • Roy Hendrick – Twin Class
  • Brad Graybill – Flatbed
  • David Korkosz – Straight Truck
  • Scott Gavigan – Alternate
  • Larry O’Dell – Alternate

To show support and wish them well, Werner hosted a pep rally in the Werner Café on June 5. Derek Leathers, president and COO, spoke at the event thanking the drivers for all they do. Jim Mullen, executive vice president and general counsel, and Jaime Maus, vice president of safety and compliance, also spoke at the event. Afterwards, attendees enjoyed cake and ice cream and took a moment to wish the drivers good luck and thank them for representing Werner.

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