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OMAHA, Neb., May 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, is proud to celebrate the grand opening of its new cross-dock facility at its terminal in Laredo, Texas, on May 15. The 17,500 square-foot facility features 13 dry docks and eight refrigerated docks, making Werner the only U.S. carrier servicing Mexico with a refrigerated cross-dock.
“We are proud to enhance our services and continue leading the industry as the largest cross-border transportation provider to and from Mexico,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Derek Leathers. “The new cross-dock facility will enable our customers and more than 25,000 alliance carriers to increase their supply chain velocity while reducing their trans-loading and warehousing costs often involved when shipping cross-border.”
The state-of-the-art cross-dock facility features a stable temperature-controlled environment utilizing a redundant cooling system to provide the cold chain compliance needed for climate-controlled customers. The Laredo facility offers the visibility and security required for C-TPAT certification. With the expansion of its terminal and logistics offering, Laredo will continue to serve as Werner’s primary cross-border gateway to and from Mexico.
Throughout 2019, Werner is celebrating the 20-year anniversary of its Mexico-based operations. Werner entered Mexico’s transportation and logistics market in 1999 when Werner Mexico was formed, and border crossings began in Laredo. Throughout the last 20 years, Werner Mexico has continually expanded its dry van, temperature-controlled, intermodal, brokerage and international transportation services.
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 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 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.
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.
Contact: Fred Thayer, Associate Vice President of Corporate Brand and Communications
Werner Enterprises, Inc.
402.895.6640 ext. 1002065