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.

Associates Network at Bridging the Gap

Werner associates recently attended U.S. Senator Deb Fischer’s Bridging The Gap event at the Field Club of Omaha. Bridging the Gap’s mission is to inspire women to engage in their communities at the local, state and national level.

A panel including Emily Brummund, life and leadership coach, Laurie Smith Camp, chief U.S. district judge, and Dr. Courtney McCashland, chief executive officer-Strengths Research, discussed leadership, networking and mentoring. Bridging The Gap encourages women to join forces to strengthen families and communities.

From left: Jennifer Petersen, associate corporate counsel-Legal; Kaylee Cornick, associate director-International Operations; Jackie Bratty, human resources manager-Administration; Kara Stieneke, operations manager-Specialized Services Division; Sarah McDonald, government affairs representative-Legal; Senator Deb Fischer; Jafi Roskey, government hiring specialist-Recruiting; Julia Hoult, associate director-Pricing; Kendra Kripal, project manager-Corporate Communications; Ann Schow, vice president and controller-Accounting and Finances, and Tiffany Riggs, copywriter/editor-Corporate Communications.

Blue Brigade: PB&J Sandwich Making Event

The Blue Brigade helped make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to donate to Youth Emergency Services and the Open Door Mission. These sandwiches will be used in outreach bags for homeless adults and youth.

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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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Driver Appreciation Spring Celebration 2016

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.

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Driver Appreciation Spring Celebration

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.

Werner Honors Five 2 Million Mile Accident-Free Drivers

Werner Enterprises recognized five professional drivers for reaching 2 million miles accident free during the First Quarter Associate Recognition Ceremony on March 3.

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.

 

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