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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Jafi Roskey
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
WERNER ENTERPRISES PARTNER SCHOOL RECEIVES MILITARY FRIENDLY® DESIGNATION

Werner Enterprises' partners at AIT Truck Driver Training and Roadmaster Drivers School have been designated as a 2018 Military Friendly® School by G.I. Jobs®.

Both AIT Truck Driver Training locations in Phoenix, AZ, and Las Vegas, NV, and all eight of the eligible Roadmaster Drivers School locations received the Military Friendly® designation, including: Dunn, NC; Columbus, OH; Fontana, CA; Jacksonville, FL; Memphis, TN; Orlando, FL; San Antonio, TX, and Tampa, FL. Additionally, the Dunn, NC, location was honored with the highest gold designation.

The Military Friendly® Employers and Military Friendly® Schools designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of leading companies and colleges nationwide. The names of awardees are published online and will be printed in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® and the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools.

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Jafi Roskey
Veterans Day 2017

Werner Enterprises Associate Vice President of Student and Government Recruiting Jim Morbach 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.

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Jafi Roskey
Werner Enterprises Hosts The Wall That Heals

Werner associates are invited to join us next week as we pay tribute to The Wall That Heals, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., at Werner Park from Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. through Sunday, Aug. 6. Hosted by Werner Enterprises, the exhibit includes the replica wall and a mobile education center and will be free to the public for 24-hours a day.

Volunteers assist throughout the five-day span to set up, greet the public and answer any questions visitors may have. Some volunteer opportunities are available for associates and family members ages 16 or older. All volunteer opportunities and event times during work hours must be approved by a supervisor prior to registration.

Please register to volunteer here. Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt for participating, simply type in ‘Werner Enterprises’ and the T-shirt size in the additional comments section of the sign-up page. There will be a one hour volunteer training session on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. at Werner Park.

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Aaron Evans
Werner Enterprises Named a 2017 Military Friendly® Company

Werner Enterprises is honored to announce its designation as a 2017 Military Friendly® Company by G.I. Jobs magazine.

This inaugural list includes 54 Military Friendly® Brands and 68 Military Friendly® Companies. To be selected for this honor, organizations must have a total commitment to tapping into military talent; whether as associates, students, suppliers, consumers or like-minded people in the community with like-minded missions.

Werner is widely acknowledged as an industry leader in military hiring initiatives since starting the industry’s first Professional Truck Driver Apprenticeship Program in 2006. With military veterans and veteran spouses comprising approximately 20 percent of its workforce, Werner has hired more than 25,000 veterans and veteran spouses since its apprenticeship program began.

For a listing of the 2017 Military Friendly Company award recipients, click here.

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Aaron Evans