Drive Werner App Available for All Smart Phone Users

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

Download the Drive Werner app here.

Here’s how to get started:

– Select the Google Play or Apple Store 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.

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.

2 Million Accident-Free Miles – James Dill

Professional Werner driver James Dill heard many stories as a child about his grandfather’s truck driving days, but it wasn’t until a friend inspired him that he decided to start his own career. That choice turned out to be a good one not only for Dill, but also for Werner – he was awarded the 2 million accident-free miles award at the Sept. 18 Third Quarter Associate Recognition Ceremony.

For Dill, a Werner driver since 1988, having a successful career isn’t just about skill. Attitude also plays a large part.

“It’s important to have a good attitude when dealing with the motoring public and the customer,” he said.

His advice for new drivers is all about caution on the road.

“Keep your distance from the vehicle in front of you and give yourself plenty of time to stop,” Dill said.

The native of Bartelso, Illinois, makes time to enjoy fishing and relaxing when not on the road.

2 Million Accident-Free Miles – Lance Rhinesmith

Lance Rhinesmith enjoys his career as a professional Werner driver, and earning the 2 million accident free miles award at the Sept. 18 Third Quarter Recognition Ceremony is proof that he has made it quite a successful one.

According to Rhinesmith, a Werner driver since 1994, his approach to driving is simple.

“I take my time and always obey the laws,” he said.

As for his advice for new drivers, it’s not that much different.

“Maintain the speed limit, keep a safe following distance and be cautious in construction areas,” Rhinesmith said.

A native of Inverness, Florida, Rhinesmith enjoys relaxing when he is not on the road, but he admits he is happiest when behind the wheel.

Werner Enterprises Delivers Gift to Sister City in Japan

A 50th anniversary gift to Omaha’s sister city, Shizuoka, Japan – a 7-foot tall, 900-pound ceramic sculpture created by renowned local ceramist, Jun Kaneko – will take a month-long journey courtesy of Werner Enterprises.

“We felt like if it’s coming from Omaha and going to our sister city in Japan, we’re not going to let some other company ship it,” said Craig Stoffel, vice president of Werner Global Logistics and Omaha Sister Cities Association board member. “There’s a lot of pride involved in this.”

The sculpture will travel for approximately 30 days by both train and sea as it makes its way to its new home in Shizuoka.

Sister Cities International was originated to create cultural, educational and business connections. As a result, Omaha’s “sister cities” relationship with Shizuoka was forged 50 years ago.

Gary Gray – 2 Million Miles Accident Free

When you love what you do, it shows and such is the case for professional driver Gary Gray. His pride and enthusiasm were undeniable at the June 9 Second Quarter Associate Recognition Ceremony when he received the 2 million mile accident-free award.

A Werner driver since 1995, Gray has trained more than 50 students, offering such advice as “expect the unexpected,” “keep a proper following distance” and “know your limitations.”

Regarding his award, Gray said, “I just took the knowledge Werner gave me and my skills and applied them.”

The native of Rialto, California, enjoys photography, playing guitar and spending time with his favorite passenger – his wife, Jilbrette.

Werner Signs Statement of Support for Employee Service in the National Guard and Reserve

Bob Synowicki, executive vice president of Driver Resources, signed a Statement of Support for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve during a June 18 ceremony at Werner’s headquarters in Omaha, Neb. He was joined by Tom Bullock, ESGR chief of employer outreach.

“Werner is honored and excited to offer so many lifelong career opportunities for our veterans and their spouses,” Synowicki said. “We are proud to make this pledge and reinforce our commitment to support our military.”

The ESGR Statement of Support program is the cornerstone of ESGR’s efforts to gain and maintain employer support of the Guard and Reserve. The intent of this program is to increase employer support by encouraging employers to act as advocates for employee participation in the military.

“Today, supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units,” Bullock said. “Werner Enterprises is setting a high standard for all Nebraska employers to follow the lead in providing above and beyond support of Nebraska’s veterans, many of whom currently serve in the Guard and Reserve. By meeting the Statement of Support criteria, Werner Enterprises will stand proudly with their Guard and Reserve employees who continue to answer their nation’s call to defend our way of life. Their personal sacrifices are essential to the strength of our nation.”

Werner Recognizes Four Professional Drivers for Safety Achievements

Werner honored four professional drivers on June 9 for their safety milestones during the company’s Second Quarter Associate Recognition Ceremony at its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.

Gary Higgins and Robert Fluharty were honored with 3 million mile accident-free awards, while Gary Gray and Jeff Wessinger each were presented with a 2 million mile accident-free award.

“Their years of service as well as their safety accomplishments exemplify a superior level of loyalty and commitment,” said Eric Downing, vice president of Dedicated Services.

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Nebraska State Truck Driving Competitor – David Korkosz

Professional Werner driver David Korkosz will be competing in the Straight Truck class at the Nebraska State Trucking Driving Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska, on June 6.

Korkosz, of Alpena, Michigan, has driven for Werner since 2003. Now in his third year of competition, Korkosz enjoys the camaraderie, the people and the fun. His first year, he won third place in the Straight Truck class and took home the Rookie of the Year award. Last year, he placed second in the Straight Truck class. This Saturday, he has his sights clearly set on first place.

When not behind the wheel, Korkosz enjoys playing guitar, fishing and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Nebraska State Truck Driving Competitor – Crystal Varvel

Professional Werner driver Crystal Varvel will be competing in the Step Van class at the Nebraska State Trucking Driving Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska, on June 6.

Varvel began her Werner career in 2010 driving as a team with her husband, Jim. After he passed away, Varvel stayed in the trucking industry and decided to take on new challenges – one being her first state competition this year.

From Valles Mines, Missouri, the mother of four girls enjoys riding and taking care of her horses, two beautiful gypsy vanners.

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