Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and
logistics company, honored its veteran associates with a ceremony on
Friday, Nov. 9 in the main lobby of its global headquarters in the same
week as being named a “Top 100 Military Friendly Employer for 2013.”
Werner President and COO Derek Leathers spoke at the ceremony. In
addition, Werner displayed the “Remembering Our Fallen” exhibit which
features photographs commemorating men and women from Nebraska and
western Iowa who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving in
Afghanistan and Iraq.
“We are very proud that it has become a tradition here at Werner to
honor Veterans Day,” stated Leathers. “It is extremely important to pay
tribute to those who have given their lives in pursuit of our freedom as
well as give proper recognition to our veteran associates.”
Werner was selected as a “Top 100 Military Friendly Employer for 2013”
by GI Jobs magazine based on the strength of its military
recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military
service and policies toward National Guard and Reserve services. The
list of Military Friendly Employers is determined via an annual,
data-driven survey conducted by Victory Media, Inc.
“Werner strategically recruits and employs talented men and women who
have served in the armed forces,” said Leathers. “These mission-minded
individuals add a depth of quality to our workforce that is invaluable
in terms of renewable skills and dedication.”
Werner has been widely acknowledged for its successful programs designed
for military veterans who transition to the workplace. Werner’s
Professional Truck Driver Apprenticeship program allows veterans to use
Veterans Education Benefits to pay for training while providing
structured on-the-job instruction for up to one year. Werner also has a
team of hiring specialists dedicated to assisting veteran associates
with their benefits. Military veterans comprise approximately 20 percent
of Werner’s workforce with 24 associates currently deployed.
Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is a premier
transportation and logistics company, with coverage throughout North
America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia. Werner
maintains its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska and maintains
offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Australia.
Werner is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United
States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services that
includes dedicated van, temperature-controlled and flatbed;
medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van; and expedited services.
Werner's Value Added Services portfolio includes freight management,
truck brokerage, intermodal and international services. International
services are provided through Werner’s domestic and global subsidiary
companies and include ocean, air and ground transportation; freight
forwarding; and customs brokerage.
Werner Enterprises, Inc.’s common stock trades on The NASDAQ Global
Select MarketSM under the symbol “WERN”. For further
information about Werner, visit the company’s website at www.werner.com.
Fred Thayer, 402-895-6640 ext. 2065
of Corporate Communications