Second Quarter Associate Recognition Ceremony

The June 20 Second Quarter Associate Recognition Ceremony recognized the superior skills and dedicated safety efforts of four Werner professional drivers.

Senior Executive Vice President of Specialized Services Marty Nordlund presented 2 million safe driving mile awards to Dana Moulton, Stathe Papatheodorou, Alan Sheain Sr. and Wesley Swisher.

“At 52 miles per hour, it takes 39,000 hours or four and a half years behind the wheel to reach 2 million miles,” Nordlund said. “These gentlemen did the equivalent of that while driving a tractor trailer that weighs 80,000 pounds.”

With more than 75 years of combined Werner driving experience, these drivers exemplify the talents and commitment desired in all of our professional drivers.

Of Werner’s approximately 8,800 active drivers, only 101 have achieved 2 million safe driving miles.

Road Team: Captain Spotlight

Our first Road Team Captain spotlight features professional driver David Conkling. David, an army veteran, has driven for Werner for 11 years and has been a trainer for 10 years. He currently drives on the Toro account for Werner dedicated. He has driven over 1 million safe driving miles and was recently selected to drive the first Operation Freedom truck as part of the Werner military program, Operation Freedom.

He served in the United States Army as a tank commander with the 72nd tanker battalion, Camp Rose, Korea. When asked how his military experience has helped him in his driving career, David said, “It has taught me discipline, time management, self-awareness and reliance.”

Conkling is a seasoned driver who has driven trucks since 1976. As his family has a long standing history in trucking, he grew up in the industry. His father ran a small fleet back in the 50’s, so he grew up in and around terminals and trucks. His great-grandfather even had a delivery service that utilized mule team wagons in Redwood, Minnesota. He can truly say that he was born into the trucking lifestyle.

Conkling has been married to his high school sweetheart for 43 years. He is a proud father and grandfather and he currently resides in Metairie, Louisiana.

Werner Enterprises Selected as a Top 100 Trucker for 2012

Congratulations to Werner Enterprises for its recent selection by Inbound Logistics as a Top 100 Trucker for 2012. Werner was chosen out of 230 other companies as one of the 100 premier trucking leaders of the year. The top 100 consist of companies that offer specialized services that reflect the diverse needs of today’s economy. Inbound Logistics is a renowned weekly publication and an information leader in supply chain and logistics management. Werner will be featured on the list to appear in the September issue of Inbound Logistics.

This is a cumulative effort of all of our professional drivers, as well as our office and maintenance associates. Way to go, everyone!

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