OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, honored military veterans at locations nationwide with Veterans Day ceremonies at its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, and at its terminals in Lakeland, Florida, and Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday, Nov. 9.
“We are honored to recognize and appreciate the service and sacrifices made by our nation’s brave military veterans on behalf of our freedom,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Derek Leathers. “We will proudly continue our mission to support all military veterans and veteran spouses every day in our actions and within our organization.”
As a military-friendly employer, Werner is proud to say that military veterans and veteran spouses comprise approximately 20 percent of its workforce. Since starting the industry’s first Professional Truck Driver Apprenticeship Program in 2006, more than 5,000 veterans have enrolled in Werner’s apprenticeship program, and Werner has hired more than 26,000 veterans and veteran spouses.
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; medium-to-long-haul, regional and expedited van; and temperature-controlled. The Werner Logistics portfolio includes truck brokerage, freight management, intermodal, international and final mile 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.
Contact: Fred Thayer, Director of Corporate Communications Werner Enterprises, Inc. 402.895.6640 ext. 2065 [email protected]