OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider and award-winning military friendly employer, added a fifth driver to its Operation Freedom fleet. During a ceremony today at its Fontana, California, terminal, Werner President and COO Derek Leathers welcomed professional driver J.W. Ray, a 6-year Army veteran, to the Freedom fleet.
“This is a great opportunity,” Ray said. “I will give my absolute best to live up to the expectations and honor all those who serve.”
A native of Heyburn, Idaho, Ray has enjoyed a long and successful career with Werner since 1994. In 18 years as a professional driver, he has achieved more than 1 million safe driving miles, has served as a captain on the 2005-2006 Werner’s Road Team and was selected for the 2011-2012 American Trucking Associations America’s Road Team. In addition, Ray worked for Werner as a safety specialist and a field recruiter.
Werner’s Operation Freedom program debuted its first truck, Freedom 1, in February 2013. Freedom 2 was introduced the following May, Freedom 3 in August of 2014 and Freedom 4 in November. The military-themed truck and trailer fleet travels on regular freight routes in addition to being showcased at truck shows, recruiting events and specific veteran ceremonies to bring awareness to Werner’s industry-leading military 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. 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 www.werner.com.