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.