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.
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.
Associate Vice President of Student and Government Recruiting Jim Morbach invites you to join Werner as we celebrate National Military Appreciation Month in May and Military Spouse’s Day on Friday, May 6.
Werner Enterprises hosted a weeklong Driver Appreciation Spring Celebration March 20-26 at its global headquarters and locations nationwide, honoring the commitment and service of all professional drivers who deliver freight safely and efficiently.
“This event is really about something we try to do year-round and that’s to show our professional drivers appreciation for the crucial role these individuals play in supplying goods to our nation,” said President and COO Derek Leathers.
In addition to providing meals and appreciation gifts at all of Werner’s terminals, members of the executive team and associates from Werner’s global headquarters lead discussions about the future of the transportation industry and held question and answer sessions. Of Werner’s 11,750 total associates, more than 9,500 are professional drivers.
Randy Kraft, Associate Vice President of Terminal Management, invites associates to participate in Werner’s Driver Appreciation Spring Celebration on March 20-26. Throughout the week, Werner executives will visit terminals nationwide to hold discussions and meet with professional drivers. Stay tuned for additional details about upcoming events throughout the network.
Angelo Gibson, AVP of Operations, presented Joseph Colburn Jr., Marvin Fielder, Charles Jennings, Ronald Stevenson and John Williams with awards for their accomplishment. Their professionalism and dedication have delivered more than 115 combined years of safe service.
It’s that commitment to safety that helped him earn the 2 million accident-free miles award at the First Quarter Associate Recognition Ceremony on March 2.
“It’s important to look at the big picture,” Colburn said. “Check your mirrors, observe your surroundings and leave plenty of space between other vehicles.”
A Werner driver for 22 years, Colburn is a resident of Port Crane, New York. He enjoys building homes, furniture and woodworking.
With ongoing teamwork and feedback, Road Team captains increase the quality of freight management and enhance on-time service levels.
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.