Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: WERN) is an American freight carrier and transportation and logistics company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. It was founded in 1956 by Executive Chairman, Clarence L. (C.L.) Werner. He started his business with one truck at the age of 19. As Werner celebrates its 60th year in business, C.L. Werner, the company\'s founder and first driver, stepped down from the position of chief executive officer as part of the planned management transition announced in August 2015 and will remain as executive chairman of the company. Derek Leathers was promoted to president and CEO in May 2016.