50 Most Admired Companies of the Year 2016

A premier transportation and logistics provider: Werner Enterprises


“Crossing borders simplified.”

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.

 Reliable Logistics Services

 Freight Management: Werner Enterprises’ freight management services offer comprehensive 3PL supply chain solutions across all shipping modes and geographies. Supported by leading-edge technology, experienced professionals and an extensive global network, Werner Enterprises will design and implement a program to manage shipping needs with excellent service and cost using the optimal modes, schedules and providers.

Single Source Freight Management Programs: Using its comprehensive Transportation Management System (TMS) and experienced personnel, it designs and manages programs to control costs and improve service to the customers.

Single point of Contact Inbound and outbound  programs Manage vendors and multiple supply chain partners in one system

Visibility from Door to Door Straight From Your Desktop

  • Verify P.O. status
  • View shipment tracking
  • Check service exceptions

Integrated Optimization Technology

  • Mode and carrier selection Dynamic routing and cost     management

 Full Range of Managed Services

  • Transportation and distribution
  • On-site management
  • Consolidation/cross dock
  • Domestic and international
  • Over the road, rail, ocean and air
  • TMS integration
  • Freight audit and payment

Global Implementation: As its customers continue to expand their operations overseas, they are looking for a global logistics partner. Werner Enterprises can analyze their needs, design a solution,

implement the design and deliver their goods on-time, every time. Werner Enterprises is uniquely qualified to provide door-to-door service for companies of all sizes and industries as they compete in today’s global marketplace.

With a growing need to expand worldwide, Werner Enterprises can now manage its customers’ freight from the point of origin to the point of destination throughout Asia and North America. Customers can trust Werner to manage their shipment with one total service package, as it applies the same set of principles from itsr accredited local service.

Transportation Solutions: With a network of 7,300 trucks and 12,000 alliance carriers across all modes, Werner Enterprises offers unsurpassed delivery solutions worldwide. When its customers pursue industry innovations, Werner Enterprises reveals the top-of-the-line technology and tops it off with first-class customer service, catered strategic plans and a product line so diverse that all companies, big or small, can find rewarding.

Van: Long Haul, Regional and Expedited

  • Asset and alliance carrier  solutions, covering 48 states, Canada and Mexico
  • Combines the latest  technologies with unsurpassed customer service to provide transportation solutions,  including: Tracking, reporting, on-time service and customer  satisfaction

Temperature – Controlled

  • Expedited Service, solo, local, slip seat and Power Only
  • Cross-border operations  specialists including Mexico  and Canada

Flatbed & Over-Dimensional Services

  • 750+ trucks supporting 30 different customer designs
  • Service for unique customer designs including on-site  management and dedicated equipment


  • Supported by Werner  Enterprises’ 23,975 owned pieces of equipment
  • Access to 80,000+ free running 53’ domestic containers
  • Expedited and Expedited Multi-modal services available
  • Providing access to 20’, 40’, 45’ international boxes

Mode Optimization: Given rate structures and business constraints, it can perform a mode optimization analysis of the shipments. It can consider less-than-truckload (LTL), full-truckload (FTL), and railroad (Intermodal). Its suite of optimization tools will find the most cost effective mode of transportation for all the shipments while honoring all service requirements. Shipping and delivery dates, capacities such as weight and volume, dock hours, and equipment types are some examples of the constraints it can adhere to while minimizing the overall transportation costs.

Once the analysis demonstrates the ability to reduce the overall cost we can then implement an automated production solution.

Customers who utilize the mode optimization experience improved efficiencies that empower their transportation staff to make more cost effective decisions. It has a proven track record of impacting our customer’s bottom line through lowering costs on a daily basis.

Meet the Key Executive

Derek J. Leathers, President and CEO: Derek has worked in the transportation and logistics industry for over 20 years. Throughout his tenure at Werner, he has held integral roles in many facets of the organization, including the establishment of Werner’s Mexico operations, oversight for all the asset operating groups and leading the launch of Werner Global Logistics, which encompasses transportation management and freight movement within Intermodal, Ocean, Air and Brokerage. Prior to joining Werner in 1999, Mr. Leathers was one of the first foreign members of Mexico’s trucking association (CANACAR) and was based out of Mexico City for several years. Mr. Leathers holds an Economics degree from Princeton University.

“Every day, we are creating the future of transportation. Our in-house software provides visibility, capacity loading and timely deliveries.”