Werner Enterprises president and chief operating officer Derek J. Leathers has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI).
Leathers has worked in the transportation and logistics industry for more than 20 years, according to ATRI. Throughout his tenure at Werner, he has held roles in many facets of the organization, including the establishment of Werner's Mexico operations, oversight for all of the asset operating groups and leading the launch of Werner Global Logistics.
ATRI chairwoman Judy McReynolds, president and CEO of ArcBest Corporation, appointed Leathers.
“We are very pleased to have Derek join the ATRI Board," McReynolds said. "His vast industry experience and expertise will be of great value to our Board as we lead the Institute's work to advance the trucking industry's safety and productivity."