Friday, July 18, 2008

Senator John McCain Visits Werner Enterprises Corporate Headquarters

OMAHA, Neb. – Arizona Senator and presumptive Republican presidential candidate, John McCain, visited the Werner Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: WERN) global headquarters Wednesday afternoon gaining insight about issues, challenges and accomplishments within the transportation industry.

Senator McCain, accompanied by Nebraska Governor, Dave Heineman and First Lady, Sally Ganem arrived around 4:30 p.m. and were greeted by President and Chief Executive Officer of Werner Enterprises, Greg Werner.

During the 30-minute visit, Mr. Werner, other executives and Sen. McCain proceeded to discuss key components of the transportation industry, including the impact of rising diesel fuel prices on the Company’s business and the trucking industry.

Sen. McCain said he was very impressed with Werner Enterprises’ qualified, professional workforce and technology.

Sen. McCain’s visit also included a tour of the Werner Enterprises campus, where he posed for photos and shook hands with employees. During the tour, he was given a demonstration of the truck simulator inside the Werner Driver Training Center, which showed Sen. McCain some of the safety-leading tools used to train drivers at Werner Enterprises.

After the brief tour, Senator McCain addressed a crowd of people gathered outside. He spoke to the crowd about the transportation industry and answered questions from the press.

Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is a premier transportation and logistics company, with coverage throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Asia, Europe and South America. Werner maintains its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska and maintains offices throughout North America and China. 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 capacity, expedited, temperature-controlled and flatbed services. Werner's Value Added Services portfolio includes freight management, truck brokerage, intermodal, load/mode and network optimization and freight forwarding. Werner, through its subsidiary companies, is a licensed U.S. NVOCC, U.S. Customs Broker, licensed Freight Forwarder in China, licensed China NVOCC, TSA-approved Indirect Air Carrier and IATA Accredited Cargo Agent.