OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, honored military veterans Wednesday, Nov. 11, at locations throughout the country and hosted Veterans Day ceremonies at its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, and its Indianapolis, Indiana, and Springfield, Ohio, terminals.
Werner representatives speaking at the terminal ceremonies included C.L. Werner, founder, chairman and CEO, and Derek Leathers, president and COO. Werner offered free lunch to all of its professional drivers following the Veterans Day events.
“We are privileged to have so many talented military veterans as associates for our organization and in our industry,” said Leathers. “Today, it is our honor to recognize and appreciate the service and sacrifices made by all military veterans on behalf of our freedom, and we will proudly continue to support them as they transition to civilian careers.”
Werner, widely acknowledged for its efforts to ease the transition of military veterans into the workplace, was most recently named a “Top 100 Military Friendly® Employer for 2016” and a “Top 50 Military Spouse Employer for 2016” by G.I. Jobs® magazine. The company has made strides with such veteran initiatives as its Professional Truck Driver Apprenticeship that allows veterans to use their benefits to pay for training while receiving on-the-job instruction. Werner has hired more than 6,500 veterans since 2012 and more than 350 veteran spouses since May 2013, 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 www.werner.com.