Werner Enterprises Celebrates 25,000th Veteran/Veteran Spouse Hire

OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, is pleased to announce its 25,000th veteran/veteran spouse hire.

Ronald Stewart, from Jacksonville Beach, Florida, is Werner’s 25,000th veteran/veteran spouse hire since April 2006, when the company partnered with the Department of Labor and the Department of Veterans Affairs to start the industry’s first Professional Truck Driver Apprenticeship Program. Stewart is a 12-year Army veteran who graduated from Roadmaster Drivers School in September 2016.

“We are very honored to have a strong veteran and veteran spouse workforce at Werner Enterprises and we appreciate the opportunity to support those who have dedicated themselves to serving our country,” said Associate Vice President of Student and Government Recruiting Jim Morbach. 

As a military friendly employer, Werner has pledged to hire 2,000 veterans and 200 veteran spouses in 2016. More than 5,000 veterans have enrolled in Werner’s apprenticeship program, which allows veteran enrollees to use their GI Bill education benefits to invest in a future with Werner.

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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