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Werner Enterprises Recognized with ESGR Awards

April, 01, 2015

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 1, 2015-- Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, is proud to announce that both the company and one of its associates were recently honored with two prestigious awards from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

Werner was recognized with the Pro Patria Award, the highest level award that may be bestowed by a state ESGR committee. Recipients demonstrate support to Guard and Reserve employees through leadership and practices, including adopting personnel policies to make it easier for employees to participate in the National Guard and Reserves.

In addition, Andy King, associate director – West/Central and Canada, was presented with a Patriot Award after being nominated by Kyle Bonnstetter, Van Network customer service project manager and a member of the Nebraska Reserve. This award recognizes individual supervisors and reflects the efforts made to support members of the Guard or Reserve through a wide range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed.

“This award is truly an honor and reflects our company’s commitment to veterans, reservists and guardsmen,” King said. “Anything we can do as supervisors to help ease their transition between military and civilian roles is a small sacrifice compared to what these men and women provide to our country.”

This is the second time Werner Enterprises has received the Pro Patria Award, and King’s presentation marks the fifth time a member of the Werner team has been recognized with the Patriot Award.

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 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

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

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