Roadcheck Preparation

Vice President of Dedicated Services Chad Dittberner and Associate Vice President of Expedited Services Jim Story discuss ways drivers can prepare for International Roadcheck 2016. This year, inspectors will place emphasis on tire safety from June 7-9.

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Werner Celebrates Armed Forces Day

In 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced Armed Forces Day would recognize the unification of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps under one department, the Department of Defense.

In a speech, President Harry S. Truman said: “Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, 1950, marks the first combined demonstration by America’s defense team of its progress, under the National Security Act, towards the goal of readiness for any eventuality. It is the first parade of preparedness by the unified forces of our land, sea and air defense.”

Werner Enterprises appreciates all of our brave men and women in the Armed Forces and has been widely acknowledged for its efforts to ease the transition of military veterans into the workplace, including its Professional Truck Driver Apprenticeship that allows veterans to use their benefits to pay for training while receiving on-the-job instruction.

Since 2011, Werner has hired more than 7,550 military veterans and more than 400 military 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 2,000 military veterans in 2016.

Drive Blue Honors Fallen Officers in Blue

On Friday May 20, Horses of Honor Omaha, a public art exhibit of seven life-size horse statues honoring fallen Omaha police officers, was unveiled to the public in Turner Park at Midtown Crossing.

As a proud supporter of the Omaha community, Werner Enterprises sponsored fallen officer Jimmy Wilson Jr. who was slain during a routine traffic stop on Aug. 8, 1995. Wilson’s high school art teacher Paul Hundtoft painted Werner’s statue. Werner Maintenance associates Brian Forbes, special projects manager, and Ron Bryant, body mechanic, applied the final clear coat to the Werner statue.

A tribute concert followed the exhibit’s unveiling on Saturday. The project will be displayed for a year. The horse statues will be sold in spring of 2017 with the proceeds benefitting the Omaha Police Foundation.

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Werner Corporate Headquarters Team Tours Terminals

Chairman C. L. Werner, executives and associates from the corporate headquarters will be visiting terminals across the network this week to provide initiative updates on the company’s trucks, trailers, talent, terminals and technology.

The team will visit the Phoenix Terminal on Thursday, May 12 for breakfast and a discussion session and then join the Fontana Terminal that afternoon for lunch and to talk about recent updates. The tour will finish on Friday, May 13, at the Denver Terminal for lunch and a question and answer session.

For any questions about these events, please contact the terminal manager. Stay tuned for updates and photos from these events.

Denver Terminal Thanks Billy Hambrick

The Denver Terminal would like to thank owner operator Billy Hambrick for his exceptional mentorship. Hambrick recently purchased lunch for fellow drivers at the Denver Terminal and answered drivers’ questions while sharing his experiences in the transportation industry. Hambrick has more than 1 million accident-free miles and has received awards for training and team driving. His mentorship encourages new drivers to achieve success in their careers. It was a pleasure to host such an influential and experienced professional driver. Thank you, Billy Hambrick!

WERNER ENTERPRISES NAMED AMONG 2016 MOST VALUABLE EMPLOYERS FOR MILITARY

OMAHA, Neb.– Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, was recently named among the 2016 Most Valuable Employers for Military.

CivilianJobs.com selected winners based on recruiting, training and retention plans that best serve military service members and veterans. The distinction serves to help identify top employers for military-experienced job applicants and veterans seeking civilian careers.

“Our military veteran associates are an essential part of our exceptional workforce and we will continue to invest in their success here at Werner,” said President and Chief Operating Officer Derek Leathers.

Since 2011, Werner has hired more than 7,550 veterans and has pledged to hire 2,000 veterans in 2016. Since May 2013, Werner has hired more than 400 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 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.