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Werner Enterprises Named a 2018 Military Friendly® Brand

February, 22, 2018

OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, is honored to announce its designation as a 2018 Military Friendly® Brand by Victory Media.

“We are honored to have a strong veteran and veteran spouse workforce at Werner,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Derek Leathers. “We strive to hire the most elite professionals in the industry, and our military members and their spouses have proven to be the best of the best.”

To be selected as a Military Friendly® Brand, companies must set the standard for the military community through investment and partnership, consumer protections and support, transparency and reporting, policies and governance, and culture and commitment. The Military Friendly® designation measures an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefits for the military community.

Werner is widely acknowledged as an industry leader in military hiring initiatives since starting the industry’s first Professional Truck Driver Apprenticeship Program in 2006. With military veterans and veteran spouses comprising approximately 20 percent of its workforce, Werner has pledged to hire 2,000 veterans and 250 veteran spouses in 2018.

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. The Werner Logistics portfolio includes freight management, truck brokerage, intermodal, final mile 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

Contact: Fred Thayer, Director of Corporate Communications
Werner Enterprises, Inc.
402.895.6640 ext. 1002065  

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