Werner Enterprises (WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, 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.
“It is truly an honor to be named a Military Friendly® Company among a select group of transportation providers,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Derek Leathers. “This recognition aligns with our policy to hire only the most elite professionals in our industry, and our military service members and spouses have consistently strengthened our workforce and proved that they are the best of the best.”
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.
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. The Werner Logistics portfolio includes freight management, truck brokerage, intermodal, final mile 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.