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Werner completes 10-acre expansion at Laredo, Texas, terminal


Wednesday, December 14, 2016
by The Trucker News Services

The Werner expansion in Laredo, Texas, includes a second entrance exclusively for Werner trucks. (Courtesy: WERNER ENTERPRISES)
The Werner expansion in Laredo, Texas, includes a second entrance exclusively for Werner trucks. (Courtesy: WERNER ENTERPRISES)

OMAHA, Neb. — Werner Enterprises, a transportation and logistics provider, has completed 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, 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 under way 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,” Kraft said.

Werner Enterprises was founded in 1956 and has coverage throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa 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.

 

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