Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving

We at Werner would like to remind you to put safety first as you travel to your Thanksgiving destinations. Please plan ahead, take your time and use extra caution as roads will be congested with holiday traffic.

To all those professional drivers who are keeping America moving this week, we thank you for all you do. Please be safe as you make deliveries and as you travel to enjoy the holiday with your families.

Enjoy a safe and happy holiday, everyone.

Lakeland Terminal Welcomes C.L. Werner

As a legend in the trucking industry, it’s no surprise the presence of C.L. Werner drew a crowd during his Nov. 18 visit to the Lakeland terminal.

“There was a line, and he was signing autographs all morning,” said Jason Easom, Lakeland’s terminal manager. “He’s a rock star. You would have thought he was Gene Simmons from KISS.”

Werner’s inaugural trip to the terminal began with a 7 a.m. meet and greet breakfast with the terminal’s professional drivers and included a tour of the facilities. Werner was presented with a special tapestry to commemorate the visit, and the team also is working to gather special notes of appreciation from local vendors to give to Werner as a thank you for bringing business to the community.

“C.L. has never been to Lakeland, and we wanted to make sure he remembered us,” Easom said. “It was a very special occasion to us that he was able to get down here and see us, so we really wanted to show our appreciation.”

November Specials Featured on the Company Store Website

The Werner Company Store is featuring great specials through the rest of November, as well as an easy way to make a charitable donation.

Buy limited edition Werner apparel starting at just $5.50, and the net proceeds of every purchase go directly to the Employee Relief Fund (ERF).

Our limited edition navy T-shirt is currently available for only $5.50 (S-XL) or $8.50 (2X-5X).

The limited edition navy long sleeve T-shirt is available for only $10.75 (S-XL) or $13.75 (2X-5X).

Stay warm this winter with a limited edition navy crew neck sweatshirt for $12 (S-XL) or $15 (2X-5X) or get a limited edition navy hoodie for just $18 (S-XL) or $21(2X-5X).

Kid sizes XS-L are now available in the T-shirt and hoodie! The kid’s T-shirt is $5.50, and the kid’s hoodie is $18.

All sales are final and no additional discounts apply. Orders will be taken until Nov. 30 and will ship the week of Dec. 14.

We also have some great sales going on until the end of the month including a blowout sale on our Midland action camera, regularly $149.99, now only $89.99 (while supplies last!).

Take advantage of the sale prices on all sizes of Mighty Hooks starting at $12.99.

Don’t miss out on an RCA HDTV 7” tablet, regularly $199.99, now on sale for $159.99.

Please go to estore.werner.com to view or place your order or call 800.937.6373. Remember, payroll deduct can be used at checkout and shipping to any terminal or dedicated site in the continental U.S. is always FREE. Ordering from the Company Store has never been easier!

Drive Werner App Available for Android Users

Werner’s free Drive Werner app is now available exclusively for Werner drivers and owner operators with Android phones. Load it today for a convenient way to stay connected to payroll information, fuel locations, CSA, messaging and much more.

Here’s how to get started:

- Select the Google Play icon and download the app.
- Then, use your Driver Portal username and password to login.
- Select login help if you are having trouble. For technical support, email us at wernerTS@werner.com.

As we continue to make enhancements to the app, we encourage you to provide us with feedback so your preferences can be included in future enhancements.

If you are an iOS user, the app soon will be available for you, too. Until then, if you would like to be an iOS beta tester, email us at wernerTS@werner.com with your name, email address and employee number.

Download the Drive Werner app here.

Veterans Day 2015

Werner honored military veterans Wednesday, Nov. 11, at locations throughout the country and hosted Veterans Day ceremonies at its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, and its Indianapolis, Indiana, and Springfield, Ohio, terminals.

Werner representatives speaking at the various locations included C.L. Werner, founder, chairman and CEO; Derek Leathers, president and COO; and Jim Morbach, senior director of Student and Government Recruiting.

Veterans Day 2015

Werner will honor military veterans today at locations throughout the country and host Veterans Day ceremonies at its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, and its Indianapolis, Indiana, and Springfield, Ohio, terminals.

Werner representatives speaking at the various locations will include C.L. Werner, chairman and CEO; Derek Leathers, president and COO; and Jim Morbach, senior director of Student and Government Recruiting.

Werner will offer free lunch to all of its professional drivers following the Veterans Day events.

Werner Enterprises Recognized as a Military Friendly® Employer

Werner Enterprises was named this week by GI Jobs® magazine as a “Top 100 Military Friendly® Employer for 2016” and a “Top 50 Military Spouse Employer for 2016.”

This is the tenth 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.

“We owe our military veterans a huge debt of gratitude for the sacrifices they make while serving our country,” President and COO Derek Leathers said. “With that in mind, it has become our mission to create the best opportunities available for veterans and their families as they return to civilian life and transition to new careers.”

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 6,500 veterans since 2012 and more than 350 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 2,200 veterans and 200 veteran spouses in 2015.

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween

We’d like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Halloween this weekend.

Take your time as you make your way to trick or treat or travel to costume parties, and be sure to look out for little ones canvassing the neighborhoods to gather their loot.

Happy Halloween!

Operation Safe Driver Week

Attention, all drivers! Operation Safe Driver Week, which takes place across the United States, Canada and Mexico, is Oct. 18-24, so please be prepared. Drivers can expect an increase in commercial vehicle and non-commercial vehicle traffic enforcement, safety belt enforcement and driver roadside inspections.

Through this week-long initiative, law enforcement will look to improve driver regulatory compliance; implement commercial driver educational and awareness programs to the motor carrier population; educate youth about safely sharing the roads with large trucks and buses; and increase awareness to the general motoring public about safe operations around commercial motor vehicles.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), state, provincial and local law enforcement and the industry, first launched the Operation Safe Driver campaign in 2007 in an effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries resulting from crashes involving large trucks, buses and cars.

Click here for more information on Operation Safe Driver Week.

2 Million Accident-Free Miles – Dennis Brown

Professional Werner driver Dennis Brown believes in determination, hard work and earning what you get. It is no surprise then that his own commitment and work ethic earned him a 2 million accident-free miles award at the Sept. 18 Third Quarter Associate Recognition Ceremony.

Brown, a Werner driver since 1996, had this advice for new drivers: “Stay back away from people and give them plenty of room.”

As for his own personal safety motto, it’s all about being in control.

“Don’t let other drivers around you get you stressed,” he said. “No load or paycheck is worth risking your life or anyone else’s.”

When not on the road, the Ashley, Illinois, native stays busy with a family that includes six children, 23 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.