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CEO to ride-along with Werner truck driver on 1200 mile trip


A C-suite executive will spend a week on a truck with a Werner truck driver in order to learn more about life on the road.

National Association of Truck Stop Owners (NATSO) President and CEO Lisa Mullings joined Werner truck driver Jennifer Evans on a week-long, 1200 mile trip that left out of Joilet, Illnois on Monday, June 24.


NATSO describes the trip as a “unique safety collaboration between the travel center industry and its professional truck driving customers.”

The trip will include stops at truck stops and travel centers to provide Mullings with a better understanding of the OTR lifestyle.


Evans has driven for Werner since 2003 and has achieved 1.3 million safe miles.

“Truck stops and travel centers serve as the home away from home for more than 3 million professional truck drivers,” said NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings. “By experiencing life on the road through the eyes of a professional truck driver, I have an incredible opportunity to help our industry meet the unique needs of the truck driving customer. Providing drivers with safe and secure places to stop and rest is the No. 1 priority of our industry. By ensuring a positive experience for truck drivers, we can help to ensure that commercial drivers remain in this critical profession while spurring others to consider a career as a professional driver.”

“We are excited to collaborate with NATSO, as this initiative will provide invaluable real-world feedback from professional drivers to enhance the safety and overall experience at truck stops nationwide,” said Werner’s Vice President of Safety and Compliance, Jaime Hamm. Jennifer Evans’ unique insights as a female professional driver will add exceptional value and a unique perspective on the road.”

NATSO is a trade group representing America’s travel plaza and truck stop industry.


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