Executive Briefings

Werner Enterprises Finds Growth in a Challenging Year

Founded in 1956, Werner Enterprises has grown from a small trucking company into a large, multifaceted transportation and third-party logistics (3PL) provider. Its 2008 revenues were $2.2 billion and net income was $68 million. Werner Enterprises' service offering is split between truckload transportation, dedicated contract carriage, cross-border Mexican and Canadian services and non-asset based international and domestic transportation management. Werner Enterprises has over 14,000 employees (including over 3,000 non driver employees) and approximate trucking assets of 7,500 tractors and 25,000 trailers.

Werner Enterprises has invested sizably in its non-asset based 3PL operations, Werner Global Logistics (WGL) and Value Added Services (VAS), to expand beyond its core North American trucking operations. This includes additional domestic non-asset based transportation management capacity from a contracted base of over 6,000 alliance carriers. According to Derek Leathers, Werner Enterprises' chief operating officer and president of Werner Global Logistics, "Our three-to-five year plan is to grow Werner to a $3 billion enterprise and have a third of our revenues generated by the non-asset based logistics services (VAS and WGL) operations." Click here for more.

Founded in 1956, Werner Enterprises has grown from a small trucking company into a large, multifaceted transportation and third-party logistics (3PL) provider. Its 2008 revenues were $2.2 billion and net income was $68 million. Werner Enterprises' service offering is split between truckload transportation, dedicated contract carriage, cross-border Mexican and Canadian services and non-asset based international and domestic transportation management. Werner Enterprises has over 14,000 employees (including over 3,000 non driver employees) and approximate trucking assets of 7,500 tractors and 25,000 trailers.

Werner Enterprises has invested sizably in its non-asset based 3PL operations, Werner Global Logistics (WGL) and Value Added Services (VAS), to expand beyond its core North American trucking operations. This includes additional domestic non-asset based transportation management capacity from a contracted base of over 6,000 alliance carriers. According to Derek Leathers, Werner Enterprises' chief operating officer and president of Werner Global Logistics, "Our three-to-five year plan is to grow Werner to a $3 billion enterprise and have a third of our revenues generated by the non-asset based logistics services (VAS and WGL) operations." Click here for more.