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Werner Enterprises Trucks & Trailers



Here, I am showing the real thing in action either on railroad tracks (TOFC) or roads.

First Section Werner Trailers on Rail Road Flat Cars (TOFC) 9/17/10
Second Section Werner Trucks & Trailers on the road 9/17/10
Third Section Werner Enterprises Terminal at Fontana, CA 8/01/11
Fourth Section Werner Enterprises Van in Switzerland 10/13/10

 

Here is some information about the Werner Enterprises Trucking Company:
Werner Enterprises (WE) is a big trucking company founded by Clarence L. Werner in 1956 and based in Omaha, NE.
With 7'200 Trucks (Tractors), 25'000 Trailers and 14'000 employees, WE is one of the five largest truck carriers in the U.S.
WE is using the railroads for TOFC service, which can be seen over Cajon Pass as well.
Direct link to Werner Enterprises: click here


How it all started in the 50's with this truck (Ford F-800).


Last but not least, the host of this website, Werner Meer, feels somehow familiar with WE because his first name is Werner.
So, on his HO layout (under construction) there is also a WE facility with WE trucks in 1/87 scale - take a look: click here

Werner Enterprises Terminal (Diorama 1/87) with exclusive Werner Diesel Loco - take a look: click here

Athearn HO scale Werner Trailers 53' Wabash Duraplate (blue) - click here / 53' Reefer (white) - click here

Photographers: GGG (Gary G. Gray), JW (John Wagner), KS (Keith Schreiber), WM (Werner Meer), MM (Melinda Meer)
Guest photographers: RC (Robert Corneliussen, Safety Mgr, Werner Enterprises), VL Volker Lange (Germany)
(Initials of the photographers are always at the beginning of the text line, followed by the date.)

Abbreviations found on this page: EB = East Bound, NB = North Bound, SB = South Bound, WB = West Bound, MT-1 = BNSF Main Track 1, MT-2 = BNSF Main 2, MT-3 = BNSF Main 3, SWC = Swarthout Canyon Road Crossing, WSI = West Summit Island
8 different and detailed Maps of Cajon Pass with captions (Mile Posts and Location) by Gary G. Gray - click here

For bigger size photos - please click on the 3 or 4-digit number below each photo.

First section: Werner Trailers on RR Flat Cars (TOFC)

 

Lots of Werner Trailers can be seen on Trains over Cajon Pass in Southern California.
Photo 001 - 024 were taken in July 2008. (Total of 30 photos)
WM 7/05/08 WSI - Silverwood - 001 WM 7/05/08 BNSF EB train - 002 WM 7/05/08 - 003
WM 7/05/08 - 004 WM 7/05/08 - 005 WM 7/05/08 - 006
WM 7/05/08 - 007 WM 7/05/08 - 008 WM 7/05/08 - 009
WM 7/05/08 - 010 WM 7/05/08 - 011 WM 7/05/08 - 012
WM 7/08/08 SWC Crossing - 013 WM 7/08/08 SWC - TOFC on a EB train - 014 WM 7/08/08 SWC - 015
WM 7/10/08 Mormon Rocks - 016 WM 7/10/08 EB train - 017 WM 7/10/08 - 018
WM 7/10/08 - 019 WM 7/11/08 Cajon Station early morning - 020 WM 7/11/08 EB train - 021
WM 7/11/08 - 022 WM 7/11/08 - 023 WM 7/11/08 Hill 582 - 024
GGG 2/27/09 WSI - 9055 GGG 5/22/09 Hill 582 - 9100 GGG 5/22/09 Hill 582 - 9101
JW 12/28/09 CP Walker - 9356 JW 12/28/09 CP Walker - 9357 WM 5/29/10 Cajon Station WB train (I-15) - 4798
Late May and early June 2010 brought us again to Southern California's Cajon Pass. We discovered lots of Werner Trailers on Flat Cars between Barstow and San Bernardino (57 photos). Further below (3rd section) we show some photos of the Werner Terminal in Fontana, CA.
WM 5/27/10 Barstow East - 1103 WM West Bound Train - 1104 WM - 1105
WM 5/27/10 Barstow East - 1106 WM - 1107 WM - 1108
WM 5/27/10 Barstow East - 1109 WM - 1110 WM -1111
WM San Bernardino North, Palm Ave. X-ing - 1299 WM 5/29/10 same location - 1300 WM - 1301
WM 5/29/10 SWC X-ing - 1318 WM SWC = Swarthout Canyon Road - 1319 WM - 1320
WM 5/29/10 Hill 582 on MT-1 - 2100 WM EB Train going uphill - 2101 WM - 2102
WM 5/29/10 Sullivans Curve - 2247 WM Engines are above WE Trailer - 2248 WM Going downhill to Cajon Station - 2251
WM 5/30/10 Silverwood - 2470 WM WB Train on MT-3 - 2474 WM Seen from overlook at Powerline Road - 2476
WM 5/30/10 Silverwood/Powerline Rd. - 2477 WM - 2478 WM - 2479
WM 6/02/10 Hill 582 - 5252 KS Werner is taking a photo of a WE trailer - 5085 WM - 5253
WM 6/04/10  Hill 582 WB on MT-3 - 3528 WM - 3529 WM - 3530
WM 6/04/10 Hill 582 WB on MT-3 - 3532 WM - 3533 WM - 3534
WM 6/04/10 - 3535 WM - 3536 WM - 3537
WM 6/04/10 - 3538 WM - 3539 WM - 3540
WM 6/04/10 Cajon Station - 4489 WM BNSF WB train - 4490 WM - 4491
WM 6/04/10 End of train - 4492 WM - 4493 WM - 4494
WM 6/04/10 Same train along Cajon Blvd. - 4500 WM Location is near Palm Ave. X-ing  - 4501 WM same - 4502
WM 6/05/10 Highway 138 - 4841 WM Hwy 138 is just above trailers - 4842 WM BNSF WB on MT-2 - 4843
WM 6/05/10 Palm Ave. X-ing. - 4872 WM Seen from Cajon Blvd. - 4873 WM Heading down to San Bernardino - 4874

 

Second section: Werner Trucks & Trailers on the road

 

These 3 photos were taken by Volker Lange, Germany
A Werner Truck on the road near Grand Junction, CO. All 3 photos have been taken from rolling Amtrak # 6 California Zephyr on September 19, 2007.
VL 9/19/07 - 049 VL 9/19/07 - 050 VL 9/19/07 - 051

 

This Truck Stop is at the west end of Barstow on Interstate 15.
Photos 025 - 035 were taken in October 2005. Photos 036 - 042 were taken in July 2008. (Total of 36 photos)
WM 10/05 Barstow Truck Stop - 025 WM 10/05 Barstow Truck Stop - 026 WM 10/05 Barstow Truck Stop - 027
WM 10/05 Barstow Truck Stop - 028 WM 10/05 Barstow Truck Stop - 029 WM 10/05 Barstow Truck Stop - 030
WM 10/05 Barstow Truck Stop - 031 WM 10/05 Barstow Truck Stop - 032 WM 10/05 Barstow Truck Stop - 033
WM 10/05 Barstow Truck Stop - 034 WM 10/05 Barstow Truck Stop - 035 WM 7/08 Barstow Truck Stop - 036
WM 7/08 Barstow Truck Stop - 037 WM 7/08 Barstow Truck Stop - 038 WM 7/08 Barstow Truck Stop - 039
WM 7/08 Barstow Truck Stop - 040 WM 7/08 Barstow Truck Stop - 041 WM 7/08 Barstow Truck Stop - 042
WM 7/08 Colton - 043 WM 7/08 Colton - 044 WM 7/08 Colton - 045
WM 7/08 Highway 138 w/Reefer trailer - 046 WM 7/08 Highway 138 - 047 WM 7/08 Highway 138 - 048
In late May 2010, we went again to the Barstow Truck Stop. There was just one Werner Truck around.
MM 5/28/10 Barstow  - 6287 MM - 6289 MM - 6290
MM 5/28/10 Another WE truck just passed - 6303 MM Werner looking at this WE Truck - 6304 WM Dark blue WE truck - 5402
no ready not ready
x interesting to see an all white Werner Truck
copyright: Dave Balko Collection - WE-15
x

 

In San Bernardino North is a warehouse with trailer loading facility. It is located across Cajon Blvd. and the BNSF mainline.
WM 6/03/10 Unknown loading facility - 3420 WM - 3421 WM - 3422
WM 6/03/10 - 3423 WM - 3424 WM - 3425
During my 2011 trip (June 2011), there was not a single Werner Trailer at this Warehouse. Maybe, the contractor changed?

 

Third Section:  Werner Enterprises Terminal at Fontana, CA

 

During our 2010 trip, we had the opportunity to get a tour of the Werner Enterprises Terminal at Fontana, CA. We are very thankful to John Vidaurri, Terminal Manager and Robert Corneliussen, Safety Manager of Werner Enterprises. All 48 photos were taken on June 3, 2010 with permission.
WM 6/03/10 Entrance to the Fontana Terminal 3392 WM WE Office Building - 3394 WM Main Entrance to WE Fontana Terminal - 3387
WM WE Logo above entrance - 3388 WM Clarence L. Werner, founder of WE - 3357 RC Werner and Mr. Werner - 3389
MM John Vidaurri and Werner Meer - 6746 MM WE Courtesy Van used for our tour - 6951 MM WE Door Decal - 6952
WM Main Gate to Terminal - 3391 WM The other WE Courtesy Van - 3358 WM WE Door Decal - 3359
MM Let's go on tour w/J. Vidaurri - 6771 MM First we have to pass the Main Gate - 6750 MM Lots of WE Trucks and Trailers - 6767
RC Garage/Service and Repair Shops - 3366 MM Tires and other parts - 6760 MM Most repairs are done here - 6761
MM Truck demo prepared by R. Corneliussen  6754 MM R. Corneliussen, J. Vidaurri, W. Meer - 6752 MM R. Corneliussen - 6757
MM Robert Corneliussen, WM, John Vidaurri - 6764 RC Melinda and Werner Meer - 3367 RC Werner sitting at the steering wheel - 3365
WM - 3378 WM - 3379 WM - 3372
WM White WE Truck - 3376 WM Black WE Truck - 3374 WM Dark blue WE Truck - 3377
MM diff. colors WE Trucks - 6769 MM Dark Truck, white trailer - 6744 WM Reefer Trailer - 3364
WM White WE Truck w/blue trailer - 3363 WM Dark blue Truck w/Reefer Trailer - 3386 WM Black WE Truck w/blue Trailer - 3396
WM WE Trailers (left Reefer) - 3369 WM diff. Trailers - 3380 WM Reefer Trailers - 3370
MM Plenty WE trailers - 6763 MM Damaged trailers - 6772 MM Overheated brakes caused a fire - 6773
WM Service Truck for on site repairs - 3385 WM - 3384 MM Door decal of demo truck - 6755
WM Roadmaster driving school - 3383 WM Good training = good drivers - 3382 WM How to back up with a trailer? - 3381

below - new photos taken on June 28, 2011

During my 2011 trip, I had once again the opportunity to get a tour of the Werner Enterprises Terminal at Fontana, CA. I am very thankful to  Robert Corneliussen, Safety Manager of Werner Enterprises. All 57 photos were taken on June 28, 2011 with permission.
(Some figures & facts about Werner Enterprises and this terminal are just below these photos)
6/28/11 Welcome sign of Fontana Terminal - 3798 International Prostar, white & black - 3835 International Prostar, white - 3836
Freightliner, white - 3813 Freightliner, Peterbilt - 3801 Freightliner, Peterbilt, Kenworth - 3799
Peterbilt, dark blue - 3800 Peterbilt, dark blue - 3854 Peterbilt, black - 3807
Peterbilt, red - 3816 Peterbilt, red - 3815 Peterbilt, red - 3814
Freightliner, Peterbilt, Kenworth, Volvo - 3811 Kenworth, Intl. Prostar, 2 x Peterbilt - 3812 same trucks - 3853
Kenworth - 3805 Kenworth - 3837 Kenworth, Peterbilt, Intl. Prostar - 3822
Kenworth - 3818 Kenworth - 3819 Kenworth  - 3820
2 x Kenworth, 1 x Peterbilt - 3817 Volvo - 3809 International Prostar, white - 3821
Photos 3802 - 3808 and 3828 - 3830: Werner's latest tractors are VOLVO. They also carry a new paint scheme (dark blue striping on both sides).
new Volvo tractor - 3802 new Volvo tractor - 3803 new Volvo tractor - 3804
new Volvo tractor - 3806 new Volvo tractor - 3810 new Volvo tractor - 3808
new Volvo tractor and trailer - 3828 new Volvo tractor and trailer - 3829 new Volvo tractor - 3830
Kenworth dark blue - 3824 Kenworth Werner blue - 3825 same truck - 3826
 - 3843  - 3833  - 3834
 - 3827 Dollar General and WE combine . . - 3831 . .  their efforts in transportation - 3832
Photos 3838 - 3842: Here is one of the brand new Werner trailers with mounted wind deflectors below the trailer floor. These help reducing fuel consumption.
different WE trailers - 3823 first trailer w/wind deflectors - 3841 new trailer with wind defelctors - 3838
new trailer with wind defelctors - 3840 wind deflector detail - 3839 new trailer with wind defelctors - 3842
53' Reefer Trailer - 3847 53' Reefer Trailer - 3848 Reefer unit - 3849
53' Reefer Trailer w/new roll-up door - 3850 roll-up and standard door - 3851 3 reefer trailers - 3852
The Roadmaster Driving School belongs to Werner Enterprises. It sure helps to train the truck drivers and therefore, Werner is having less accidents.
Roadmaster school truck - 3844 Roadmaster school truck - 3846 Roadmaster school truck - 3845

 

Here are some figures and facts about Werner Enterprises.
Werner Enterprises was founded by Clarence L. Werner in 1956. Mr. Werner started his career as a truck driver at age 19 with one single truck. Over the years, Werner Enterprises was steadily growing and is having now (2011)  7'300 Trucks (Tractors), 25'000 Trailers and 13'000 employees, Werner Ent. is one of the five largest truck carriers in the U.S.A.
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; medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van; expedited; temperature-controlled; and flatbed 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.
CLARENCE L. WERNER, 74, operated Werner Enterprises as a sole proprietorship from 1956 until the incorporation of Werner Enterprises, Inc. in September 1982. He has been a Company director since that time and also served as President until 1984. Mr. Werner served as Chief Executive Officer from 1984 until February 2007, and he was Chairman from 1984 until May 10, 2011. On May 10, 2011, he became Chairman Emeritus.
Headquarters Werner Enterprises, Inc.: Omaha, NE - direct link to the official web site:  http://www.werner.com
10 Terminals in the USA: Allentown, PA - Atlanta, GA - Dallas, TX - Denver, CO - Fontana, CA - Indianapolis, IN - Lakeland, FL - Laredo, TX - Phoenix, AZ and Springfield, OH. Direct link to the terminals listing: http://www.werner.com/content/about/terminals.cfm
As I was visitting the Fontata, CA Terminal, I got some infos: This terminal is open 24 h a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. The usual truck/trailer in and out is approx. 250/day. A terminal does not have trailer loading/unloading facilities. The Terminal is actually a turntable of trailer loads/empties from diff. destinations. The merchandise (loaded trailers) will be coming in from diff. supplieres. Afterwards, another driver will take over the load and drive it to the final destination. Werner is also doing long distance transfer of loads for big companies like Walmart, Target etc. From the Fontana Terminal, trailers will be loaded on railroad flat cars at the San Bernardino intermodal facility (next to the San Bernardino Depot). At the Terminal, there is also a Truck Repair Center, schooling for the drivers and last but not least, a truck driving school: Roadmaster. Trucks (tractors) used by WE: Peterbilt, Freightliner, International Prostar, Kenworth and new: Volvo. Even the official color of WE trucks and trailers is a light blue, we did observe several trucks in other colors like: white, black, dark blue, brown and red. As the average age of the WE truck fleet is just 1 1/2 years, it helps selling these with more common colors. To have an "always" clean fleet of trucks, Werner is sending their drivers to a special "Truck Wash", ATM Detailing Services at Fontana: http://www.atmds.com
This data was given by Robert Corneliussen (Safety Manager), Fontana Terminal. I am very thankful to Mr. Corneliussen for giving me a tour and the chance to take these photos on June 28, 2011 (No. 3798 - 3854, see above).
C.L. Werner Trucking Museum in Omaha, NE:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pItOW3Dljuw

 

Fourth Section:  Werner Enterprises Van in Switzerland

 

The first Van in Switzerland with Werner Enterprises markings. We are proud to display the official WE Logo on our van (with permission).
A special thank you goes to Pat Chaney, Werner Enterprises, Business Development Manager - Mexico Division. (9 photos)
WM 10/13/10 TM, WE, ARRF Logos - WE74 Courtesy Van of Trainmaster - WE70 ARRF, WE, TM Logos - WE67
WM 10/13/10 Left front view - WE62 Detail WE Logo on rear door - WE73 Right front view - WE68
WM Red/White/Blue = USA Colors - WE69 Great addition: WE Blue & Yellow - WE72 We are proud to promote Werner Ent. - WE63


Links for some other Werner Enterprises Sites

Photos of Werner Trucks by David Faust - click here
Photos of Werner Trucks by Jim Steele - click here
Photos of Werner Trucks by Mike Boyd - click here
Photos of Werner Trucks by picsearch.com - click here
Transportation Pictures by Hank Suderman - click here
Official Film of Werner Enterprises (9'51") - How we do it - click here
Official Film of Werner Enterprises (58") - We'll take you places - click here

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