ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Werner Enterprises President and Chief Operating Officer Derek J. Leathers has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI).
Leathers has worked in the transportation and logistics industry for more than 20 years. Throughout his tenure at Werner, he has held integral roles in many facets of the organization, including the establishment of Werner's Mexico operations, oversight for all of the asset operating groups and leading the launch of Werner Global Logistics. Leathers holds a degree in economics from Princeton University. Werner Enterprises is among the five largest truckload carriers in the U.S.
Leathers was appointed by ATRI Chairwoman Judy McReynolds, president and CEO of ArcBest Corporation.
"We are very pleased to have Derek join the ATRI Board," said McReynolds. "His vast industry experience and expertise will be of great value to our Board as we lead the Institute's work to advance the trucking industry's safety and productivity."
A complete listing of the ATRI Board of Directors is available at www.atri-online.org.
ATRI is the trucking industry's 501c3 not-for-profit research organization. It is engaged in critical research relating to freight transportation's essential role in maintaining a safe, secure and efficient transportation system.
SOURCE American Transportation Research Institute