The Werner Enterprises Road Team was developed to benefit many areas of the company. The concept centers on communication, professionalism and pride and falls within our mission to be the premier provider of transportation services. With ongoing communication and feedback, we can improve our concept of a team environment among the customer, driver and office.
Road Team captains work to improve communication processes among the office, fleet and customer. They help identify operational improvements through ongoing driver feedback, as well as improve the quality of freight management and enhance on-time service levels. The captains work on process improvements to identify areas of opportunity within various services and departments for internal and external improvement needs.
Meet the Road Team
Russell Carroll joined Werner in 2011 and has 38 years of experience as a professional driver. Carroll was a team driver with his daughter and is now an owner operator. From Manhattan, Illinois, Carroll enjoys spending his free time with his two children and two grandchildren.
Gary Hensley joined Werner in 1998 and has received several safety awards. He was recognized as Driver of the Month and has achieved more than 1 million accident-free miles. From Liberty, Kentucky, Hensley was a trainer for seven years and runs a dedicated account. He enjoys spending time at home with his wife, Dawn, their five children and five grandchildren.
Corey Olhava joined Werner in 1996 and has been recognized as Driver of the Month three times. Olhava is from Colorado Springs, Colorado, and has achieved more than 1 million miles accident free. When not on the road, Olhava enjoys spending time with his three kids and five grandchildren.
John Perry has been a professional driver with Werner for six years and was recognized as Solo Driver of the Month. From Clayton, North Carolina, Perry had achieved more than 500,000 accident-free miles. He works on a dedicated account and mentors new drivers. When he’s not on the road, Perry spends his time with his wife, son, grandson and nephew.
Scott Ross joined Werner in 2011, has 23 years of experience as a professional driver and has been recognized as Trainer of the Month. Ross lives in Melborne, Florida, and enjoys watching his favorite team, the New England Patriots, play football.
Zoran Simrakovic joined Werner in 2007 and is from Jacksonville, Florida. Simrakovic was named Driver of the Month in 2012 and has achieved more than 1 million miles accident free. He enjoys traveling and has visited all of the lower 48 states.
Nolito Argota joined Werner in 1995 and currently runs a dedicated account. Argota was honored in January 2014 for achieving 2 million accident-free miles. He also was recognized as Driver of the Month in March 2006 and August 2007. Argota lives in Burbank, California, with his two children.
V Bergstrom began her Werner career in 1999 as a solo driver and, later that year, teamed up with her co-driver, Cherie Lamb. They currently drive on a dedicated account and live in Tucson, Arizona. Bergstrom, a mother of two, was honored in May 2012 for achieving 1 million accident-free miles.
Philip Delauder Sr., of Strasburg, Virginia, first drove for Werner from 1993-1994 and returned in 1999. Since then, he has served as a solo driver and mentor on a dedicated account and earned more than 700,000 accident-free miles. Delauder also was a 2014 Nebraska State Truck Driving Class Champion. A military veteran, Delauder retired in 2012 after serving 28 years in the Air Force as a jet engine mechanic.
Brad Grayson joined Werner in 1998 as a solo driver and trainer. In 2009, he was honored for achieving 1 million accident-free miles. Grayson currently drives as a team with his wife, Vicki, and the couple was honored as 2014 Werner Star Award winners. Grayson retired as a sergeant first class after 12 years of Army service.
Vicki Grayson joined Werner in 2005 and has been a team driver with her husband, Brad, ever since. The 2014 Werner Star Award winners have been married since 2001 and currently live in Lakeland, Florida. Grayson has more than 900,000 accident-free miles. When not on the road, she enjoys spending time with Brad, their five children and 11 grandchildren.
Cherie Lamb joined Werner as a solo driver in 1999 and met her team partner, V Bergstrom, later that year at the Atlanta terminal. Based out of Tucson, Arizona, the team drives on a dedicated account. Lamb achieved 1 million accident-free miles in June 2013. When not behind the wheel, Lamb enjoys riding her motorcycle.
Wesley Swisher, a driver and trainer from Cleburne, Texas, joined Werner in 1998. Swisher was honored in January 2014 for achieving 2 million accident-free miles. He was named Trainer of the Month in January 2014 and has trained more than 200 students. A 16-year Air Force veteran, Swisher enjoys spending time with his wife, Susan, and three sons, one daughter and six grandchildren.
A Werner driver since 1988, Tim Dean is part of the van network team. In 2009-2010 he served as an ATA America’s Road Team captain. Dean has served as a Werner Road Team captain and mentor since 2005 and currently serves as the Road Team lead. In addition, he is a seven-time Nebraska State Truck Driving Class Champion and recipient of the 3 million accident-free miles award. Dean enjoys time with his family in Griswold, Iowa.
Since joining the Werner team in 2006, Heck trained on and currently assists with a dedicated account, which she finds challenging and extremely rewarding. In less than a year, Heck became a coed trainer and has since become an owner operator. Heck has been named Trainer of the Month twice and has achieved more than 950,000 accident-free miles. Heck placed second in her class at the 2015 Nebraska State Truck Driving Championships. Heck joined the Road Team in 2013 and currently serves as the Road Team assistant lead. The wife and mother of four enjoys spending time with her family in Illinois.