Werner Enterprises Earns 2018 Freedom Award

Werner Enterprises is honored to receive the 2018 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

The Freedom Award is the highest recognition awarded by the Department of Defense (DoD) to employers for their support of National Guard and Reserve members. Werner was the only carrier selected among the 15 winners from 2,350 nominations.

Award nominations come from a Guard or Reserve member who is employed by the organization they are nominating. The ESGR received nominations for employers in all 50 states, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.

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Jafi Roskey
Werner Enterprises Named “Best of the Best” Top Veteran-Friendly Company

Werner Enterprises is honored to be named the 2018 Best of the Best by U.S. Veterans Magazine for the company’s support of military veterans, service members and their families.

To be selected, U.S. Veterans Magazine polled hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies for this year’s evaluations. Finalists are selected based on the support of the nation’s employees, initiatives, government agencies and educational institutions. The publication’s annual list can be found on their website.

Werner is widely acknowledged as an industry leader in military hiring initiatives, with veteran and veteran spouses comprising 20 percent of its workforce. As a military-ready employer, Werner has pledged to hire 2,000 veterans and 250 veteran spouses in 2018.

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Jafi Roskey
Werner Associate Receives Patriot Award

Werner Enterprises Operations Supervisor Shawn Nolte was presented the Employer Support of the Guard Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award on Tuesday, June 5, at our global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.

The Patriot Award reflects Nolte’s efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed.

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Jobs For Our Heroes Act Eases Path To Trucking Career For Veterans

President Donald Trump signed into law last week a bill called “Jobs for Our Heroes Act,” which expands the type of medical professionals employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs who could certify that veterans meet the physical standards required to operate commercial motor vehicles; and exempts current members of the armed services or reserves from certain testing requirements to obtain commercial driver’s licenses.

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Werner Enterprises Named a 2018 Military Spouse Friendly Employer®

Werner Enterprises is honored to announce its designation as a 2018 Military Spouse Friendly Employer® by G.I. Jobs magazine for the third consecutive year. Werner was recognized as number two on the list of 92 Military Spouse Friendly Employers®.

As a military-friendly employer, Werner has pledged to hire 2,000 veterans and 250 veteran spouses in 2018. Werner is proud to say that military veterans and veteran spouses comprise approximately 20 percent of its workforce. Since 2006, Werner has hired more than 26,000 military veterans and has hired more than 740 veteran spouses since 2013.

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Jafi Roskey