Werner completes Laredo terminal expansion

Dec. 16, 2016
Transportation and logistics provider Werner Enterprises has completed a 10-acre expansion project at its terminal in Laredo TX, increasing efficiency and driver satisfaction at the facility.

Transportation and logistics provider Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN) has completed a 10-acre expansion project at its terminal in Laredo TX, increasing efficiency and driver satisfaction at the facility.

This 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, construction and execution of a multiple-phase project to improve traffic patterns and enhance productivity in the area,” said Randy Kraft, vice-president of terminal management.

Werner announced at the beginning of 2016 that it would be investing more than $400 million in the company based on its 5Ts 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.

Access www.werner.com for more details.

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