View all news

Werner Enterprises Named to Best for Vets: Employers 2015 Rankings

April, 15, 2015

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 15, 2015-- Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, was recognized by Military Times with a spot on its Best for Vets: Employers 2015 Rankings. This is the second time Werner has been named to the list, which is based on a nearly 90-question analysis of a company’s efforts to connect with veterans and provide an environment for success.

“Werner has made it our mission to create the best opportunities possible for our military veterans and their spouses,” said Derek Leathers, Werner’s president and chief operating officer. “Our organization benefits greatly from the contributions of these skilled and talented individuals, and we are proud to represent the trucking industry on this prestigious list.”

As a military friendly employer, Werner has hired more than 5,400 veterans in the last three years, surpassing the pledge it made in 2012 under the White House campaign Joining Forces to hire 1,000 veterans per year for the next five years. Werner has pledged to hire 2,200 veterans and 200 veteran spouses in 2015. Werner widely has been acknowledged for its efforts to ease the transition of military veterans into the workplace, receiving recognition by GI Jobs magazine as both a “Top 100 Military Friendly Employer” and a “Top 50 Military Spouse Employer.” Werner’s Professional Truck Driver Apprenticeship Program allows veterans to use their benefits to pay for training while receiving on-the-job instruction.

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

Source: Werner Enterprises, Inc.

Werner Enterprises
Fred Thayer, 402-895-6640 ext. 2065
Director of Corporate Communications

Multimedia Files:

Categories: Press Releases
View all news