Transportation and logistics company Werner Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ: WERN), in collaboration with Daimler Trucks North America, has unveiled its second Susan G Komen Race for the Cure truck, raising awareness for breast cancer.
The truck was revealed at Werner’s global headquarters in Omaha NE recently as part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.
Derek Leathers, Werner’s president and chief executive officer, presented the keys to the specially wrapped 2019 Freightliner Cascadia to professional driver and ambassador Shannon Palmer.
“We’re honored to have a second truck in our fleet supporting the Susan G Komen organization’s mission of saving lives by ensuring people receive the care they need, and finding breakthroughs to prevent and cure breast cancer,” said Leathers. “Shannon is an exemplary ambassador for Werner, a valued student trainer and an inspirational woman in the transportation industry.”
Palmer is a breast cancer survivor who has had a vital role in training female student drivers at Werner. Women comprise approximately 11% of Werner’s driver workforce, nearly double the national average. Palmer and the Race for the Cure truck will attend the Race for the Cure Charlotte 5k, set for Saturday, October 6, in Charlotte NC.
Founded in 1956, Werner maintains offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico and China. Ranked among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States, its portfolio of transportation services includes dedicated; medium-to-long-haul, regional and expedited van; and temperature-controlled.
The Werner Logistics portfolio includes truck brokerage, freight management, intermodal, international and final mile 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.
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