Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) executive vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer, John Steele, was recently awarded best investor relations by a CFO in the small-cap company category at the 17 th annual IR Magazine U.S. Awards on March 22 in New York City. This is Steele’s second time being recognized by IR Magazine. In 2011, he was awarded best investor relations by a CFO in the mid-cap company category. The awards are the leading international awards honoring excellence and leadership in investor relations. “On behalf of Werner Enterprises, I am sincerely honored to have been recognized for this prestigious award,” Steele said. “This award is a great testament to Werner Enterprises’ ongoing dedication to being a leading public company. I would like to thank our executive team, our accounting and finance team, and especially Werner’s 12,000 associates, who truly make the difference each and every day to enable us to be a leader in the global transportation and logistics industry.” Steele joined Werner Enterprises in 1989 and has held multiple positions since that time. He became chief financial officer in 1996. IR Insight, IR Magazine’s research arm, surveyed more than 700 investors and analysts for the award selections. 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, 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. Werner's Value Added Services 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.