OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Werner
Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics
provider, is pleased to announce that professional driver Felicia
Berggren was selected to represent female drivers on the exclusive Women
In Trucking (WIT) Image Team.
While females only account for approximately 6 percent of professional
drivers in the trucking industry, Werner nearly doubles the national
average with a female driver workforce of about 10 percent. Berggren
joined WIT to support its mission of encouraging women’s employment in
the industry. The WIT Image Team participates in ride-along events for
legislators, regulators and industry leaders, bringing awareness to the
challenges women face in the trucking industry.
“I want other women to know that we don’t have to fit some stereotype or
be afraid of driving a big rig,” said Berggren. “It’s a great living and
there’s so much to experience out on the road. I think that if we
welcome the adventure, this career can take us to places we never
Image Team applicants must be a member of WIT for one year and submit an
application. The selection committee interviewed finalists about ways
the industry could improve its appeal to women. This year, 13 women were
Most recently, Berggren’s Operation Freedom 5 truck was recognized with
a second place finish in the working bobtail category at the 27th
annual PKY Truck Beauty Championship at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking
Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Operation Freedom is Werner’s
military-themed fleet that travels on regular freight routes in addition
to being showcased at truck shows, recurring events and specific veteran
ceremonies to bring awareness to Werner’s industry-leading military
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 van, temperature-controlled and flatbed;
medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van; and expedited 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.
Werner Enterprises, Inc.
Fred Thayer, 402-895-6640 ext. 2065
of Corporate Communications