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Werner could ponder merger as trucking industry consolidates

Some trucking companies are deciding bigger is better when it comes to fighting moribund shipping demand, low freight rates and excess truck capacity.

Now some industry analysts are looking to whether Omaha-based Werner Enterprises will join the consolidation race.

Werner is scheduled to report first-quarter earnings Thursday that are forecast at 20 cents per share, sharply down from the 28 cents a share it earned a year earlier.



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