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Werner Enterprises’ Driver Saves Life of Another Driver

Dépèche transmise le 12 avril 2011 par Business Wire

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On April 12 during Werner Enterprises’ (NASDAQ: WERN) quarterly recognition ceremony, Werner Enterprises’ Driver James Collier of Davenport, Iowa, was recognized for his heroic actions of saving the life of another driver. In the early morning hours of Feb. 1 in Walcott, Iowa, a fellow truck driver suffered a heart attack in the parking lot of a truck stop.

“Werner Enterprises is incredibly proud of James and the remarkable actions he took that morning”

Collier witnessed the driver collapse, and he sprang into action. He rushed over to the fallen driver and administered CPR until the paramedics arrived. If it was not for Collier’s quick response and commendable actions, it is quite possible that the driver would not have survived. The driver, driver’s family and owner of the trucking company have extended their profound gratitude to Collier for his life-saving actions.

Collier was presented with the Werner Enterprises’ Humanitarian Award, which is given to honored recipients who have distinguished themselves through understanding, empathy and devotion to others in a time of need. The Humanitarian Award is the highest honor bestowed upon an associate who has made an impact on humanity and has gone above and beyond the call of duty.

“Werner Enterprises is incredibly proud of James and the remarkable actions he took that morning,” said Senior Vice President of Operations, Steve Phillips. “We are honored to recognize him, and it is a privilege to have James as a member of our team. It is associates like James who truly make our company a best-in-class organization.”

Even after his admirable actions, Collier remains humble. “I did nothing out of the ordinary,” he said. “I was just in the right place at the right time to help out this driver.”

Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is a premier transportation and logistics company, with coverage throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia. Werner maintains its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska and maintains offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Australia. Werner is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services that includes dedicated; medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van; expedited; temperature-controlled; and flatbed services. Werner's Value Added Services portfolio includes freight management, truck brokerage, intermodal, and international services. International services are provided through Werner’s domestic and global subsidiary companies and include ocean, air and ground transportation; freight forwarding; and customs brokerage.

Werner Enterprises, Inc.'s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select MarketSM under the symbol "WERN." For further information about Werner, visit the company's website at www.werner.com.

Business Wire

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