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Collin Mooney Announced as Keynote Speaker for Nebraska Trucking Association’s Safety Summit


The Safety Management Council of the


Nebraska Trucking Association is pleased to announce Collin Mooney, Executive Director of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA,) as keynote speaker at this year’s Safety Summit, January 17-18, 2017 at Embassy Suites, LaVista, NE. Mooney joined CVSA in 2003 as


director of training programs and later as the organization’s director of enforcement programs. He was later promoted to the position of deputy executive director, where he has served the Alliance for the past six years. Collin served as the Alliance’s acting executive director until recently being selected as the organization’s fifth executive director in January 2015. Mooney has 27 years of experience in the transportation


safety industry, all of which have been dedicated to large truck and bus safety. Prior to joining CVSA, Collin’s public safety career began in Canada with the Saskatchewan Highway Transport Patrol working in various locations within the province. He also spent more than a decade as a transport officer with the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Branch of Alberta Transportation (now Alberta Justice and Solicitor General). The theme of the second annual summit


is Reducing Operating Costs through Maintenance and Safety and is a two-day event open to vendors, exhibitors, Safety Managers, Fleet Owners and Maintenance Managers. There will be speakers, presentations, demonstrations and exhibit space where attendees will have numerous


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opportunities to engage with local, regional and national vendors. For sponsorship, exhibitor and attendee


information, please contact Diana Garcia at dgarcia@nebtrucking.com or call 402-476- 8504 ext. 109.


Werner Enterprises Unveils Laredo Terminal Expansion


OMAHA, Neb.-- Werner Enterprises


(NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, is pleased to announce the completion of a 10-acre expansion project at its terminal in Laredo, Texas, increasing efficiency and driver satisfaction at the facility. The multi-million dollar expansion


project includes the development of 10 existing acres to accommodate a second entrance exclusively for Werner equipment, 110 additional trailer parking spots and doubling the number of inspection bays from four to eight. Werner also purchased a 20-acre tract of land adjacent to the terminal to facilitate future expansion. The expansion project became necessary to meet the needs of Werner’s expanding service offerings and increased volumes in Laredo, a primary cross-border gateway to and from Mexico. “This is a significant milestone that


involved more than two years of planning, 18


construction and execution of a multiple-phase project to improve


traffic patterns and enhance productivity in the area,” said Vice President of Terminal Management Randy Kraft. Werner announced at the beginning of


2016 that it would be investing more than $400 million in the company based on its 5T’s initiative: trucks, trailers, talent, terminals and technology. “This is one of many large-scale projects


that are underway at multiple facilities across the country. It is also a direct result of our leadership team talking and listening to our professional drivers and meeting their needs by providing them with the newest and safest equipment at the nicest facilities in the industry,” said Kraft. 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,


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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. The Werner Logistics 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.


NEBRASKA TRUCKER — ISSUE 6, 2016 — www.nebtrucking.com


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