Werner History

The Werner History From The Beginning

This gorgeous truck is part of the Werner history, the trucking division of the business started out as a straight truck hauling grains and coal. In 1945 a hog buying station was started. The business expanded to 5 straight trucks, some of which would haul grain by day and hogs by night into Omaha.

Our First Semi

The first semi was purchased in 1946 it was an International and pulled a 40 foot trailer. We expanded the hog hauling farther out and went to Fort Worth, TX; Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI. As these longer distances began, we starting hauling Cattle back to the Midwest.

Service Station and New Shop

We closed the service station and tank wagon in the early 80's to concentrate on the trucking. In the long haul livestock era we had approximately 15 trucks running.

The new shop in St. Edward was built in 1994. The trucks were serviced on the weekends after bringing a load of cattle back from the south. In early 2000 we expanded the shop by opening it up to service the many semi-trucks that were increasing in numbers in the area.

Changing Landscape of Werner History

The business has continued to change and evolve with the changing landscape of the rural area. We've hauled coal, grains, hogs and cattle, and today we have added by-products from the ethanol plants as well as other products.

We continue to be a family owned business now in our fourth generation of serving our customers' needs.

Adding a New Location

Located in St. Edward and Columbus Nebraska, we've grown to include a fleet of 21 trucks specializing in tanker, belt and livestock hauling. We  operate mostly in the Midwest and South Eastern states.

We also operate two full service shops and drive-through truck wash on site in St. Edward that has been serving our customers' needs for over 10 years.

Both of our shops are staffed by experienced service technicians who can handle anything from a regular grease job and oil change to a set of new tires and brakes and just about anything in between. Both locations have service trucks and have been on many emergency calls from trucks stranded out on the road.

If you are in need a regular service or a larger repair job give us a call and we'll get you in and out as quickly as possible.

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