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Werner Celebrates 35,000th Apprenticeship Program Enrollee


OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, is pleased to announce the enrollment of the 35,000th enrollee in its Professional Truck Driver Apprenticeship Program.

Penny Vigil, from Lancaster, California, is the 35,000th participant to enroll in Werner’s apprenticeship program. Currently, she runs freight from Los Angeles to Phoenix and back. Vigil graduated from Roadmaster Drivers School in Fontana, California, before joining Werner.

“Werner Enterprises was an easy choice because they were among the top companies that offered full-time employment with benefits and a pet-friendly policy,” said Vigil. “I enrolled in the Department of Labor’s Apprenticeship program because it sounded like an interesting opportunity.”

In 2006, Werner partnered with the Department of Labor and the Department of Veterans Affairs to start the industry's first Professional Truck Driver Apprenticeship Program.

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 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.

Contact: Fred Thayer, Director of Corporate Communications
Werner Enterprises, Inc.
402.895.6640 ext. 2065

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