Werner Recognized as a Military Friendly® Employer

Werner Enterprises was named by GI Jobs® magazine as a “Top 100 Military Friendly® Employer for 2017” and a “Top 50 Military Spouse Employer for 2017.”

This is the 11th time Werner has been named as a Top 100 Military Friendly® Employer and the second time as a Top 50 Military Spouse Employer. The magazine ranks companies on the strength of their military recruiting efforts, percentage of new hires with prior active military service and policies toward National Guard and Reserve services.

Werner widely has been 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.

Werner has hired more than 25,000 veterans since April 2006 and more than 600 veteran spouses since May 2013. Werner’s industry-first Department of Labor Truck Driver Apprenticeship Program has enrolled over 35,000 drivers. In 2016, two of Werner’s military veteran drivers were recognized with the Truckload Carriers Association’s Rookie Driver of the Year Award and the Transition Trucking Driving for Excellence Award for the Top Military Veteran Rookie Driver of the Year.

2016 Veterans Day

Werner Enterprises honored military veterans Friday, Nov. 11, at locations throughout the country and hosted Veterans Day ceremonies at its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, and at its Phoenix and Fontana terminals.

Please watch the recap video here.

Veterans Day 2016

This Veterans Day, let’s remember to celebrate and honor America’s veterans for their bravery, service and sacrifice for our nation.

On behalf of everyone at Werner Enterprises, we want to say thank you to all of our military associates who have served or are currently serving. Any professional drivers near our Fontana, Phoenix or Omaha terminals are invited to attend our Veterans Day ceremonies on Friday, Nov. 11. Veterans can enjoy free lunch. Select dedicated sites will be participating as well.

ATRI Seeks Professional Driver Input on NC Parking Issues

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released a survey for professional drivers that will identify and analyze truck parking issues in North Carolina. The brief online survey requests important information from professional drivers on where, why and when they park at locations throughout North Carolina and how truck parking can be improved at both private truck stops and public rest areas.

The survey effort is sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, and the information will provide important input on freight planning throughout the state. Commercial drivers who operate in the southeastern U.S. are encouraged to provide their insights and information through ATRI’s survey by Friday, Nov. 18. The survey is available at www.atri-online.org.

All survey responses are confidential, and the results will be available later this year.

Operation Safe Driver 2016

Vice President of Safety and Compliance Jaime Maus discusses the Operation Safe Driver enforcement campaign, Oct. 16-22, and the importance of avoiding distracted driving.