Mike's Book Club: The Legend of Werner Enterprises 1956-2002

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  1. Mike2633

    Mike2633 Road Train Member

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    Coming Soon Will be talking about this Werner: Not the Werner that exists today with there white trailers and plastic trucks nobody cares about that Werner will be talking about the real Werner Enterprises. This Werner:
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    Werner from years 1956-2002 so it should be a good one I'm excited about it.
     
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  3. Mike_77

    Mike_77 Medium Load Member

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    I'm looking forward to this discussion.


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    This remarkable photo is probably the best Werner picture I've ever seen, and maybe the best truck picture I've ever seen? It seems like there is an abundance of Werner pictures their drivers took over the years floating around the web. I think this speaks to the fact that Werner often attracted drivers who got into trucking for more than just a paycheck, these drivers were truck enthusiasts to some extent. If you wanted to drive a "cool truck" right out of truck driving school in the 1980's through the early 2000's they were the place to go.
     
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  4. bzinger

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    Im an omahan and my ex father in law ( great man rip ) was the truck engine manager for Nebraska machinery in Omaha ( cat dealer ) ...he always had Werner tales .
    I've never worked for Werner but Omaha is transportation oriented and word gets around .
    This should be interesting !
     
  5. LoneCowboy

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    well i'm interested, all i remember about early Werner's is their Van's that all had "no more paper logs" on them And still do (which cracks me up since pretty much everyone is on paper and for some people it's not an advantage).
     
  6. Mike2633

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    Werner Mountains.jpg
    This is my favorite Werner from the early 2000s.
     
  7. Mike2633

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    When I got into this (truck driving thing) I wanted to work for Werner Enterprises, for that exact reason have a big adventure and all that stuff more then just a pay check, sure that was part of it, but it wasn't the only thing. Never worked out that way I never worked for Werner, but I always kind of admired them even from a far. Shame they went from this:
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    To this:
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    I want the Royal Blue Trailers back and I want the Flashy Chrome Trucks Back.
     
  8. Shep Shiloh

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    I drove for Werner from Oct. '01-Feb. '02 as part of their training program. Was fun while it lasted.
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  9. bzinger

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    I remember when Werner got rid of the fat cab Pete cabovers and the k100s in the early 90s about 100 of them went to Omaha kenworth and got parked on a dirt lot on L st across from kenworth .
    Nobody wanted cabovers anymore and they couldn't give them away ...those trucks sat there so long they were sinking into the ground lol.
    Finally they gave up and exported them to south America .
     
  10. Mike2633

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    That was part of Werner's Golden Age, fun while it lasted indeed.
     
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