Werner Earns Multiple Awards Recognizing Military Employment Efforts


Werner also earned No. 49 on the 2023 Military Times Best for Vets: Employers list. With 230 companies recognized, this honor highlights organizations for their programs and policies supporting veterans’ post-military careers. Werner’s ranking was the highest trucking company and Nebraska-based company listed.

“We owe our military veterans immense gratitude for the sacrifices they made while serving our country,” said Werner’s Chairman, President and CEO, Derek Leathers. “It’s a priority for us at Werner to honor their commendable service through creating the best opportunities for them as they transition to civilian life and to new careers.”

With 18% of its workforce as veterans, Werner offers uniquely designed programs and benefits tailored toward the military community. Some of these initiatives include a Military Skills Test Waiver Program, Skillbridge/Career Skills Program, VA Educational Benefits, Operation Freedom Fleet, ‘WEVets’ Veteran Resource Group and Deployment Support.

More than 1,500 organizations compete annually for Military Friendly® designations. Werner distinguished itself through its commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful career paths for the military community. Military Friendly® is owned and operated by VIQTORY, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business. The full list of awardees can be found here. Find out more about Werner’s programs for military service members here.

About Werner Enterprises

Werner Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: WERN) delivers superior truckload transportation and logistics services to customers across the United States, Mexico and Canada. With 2022 revenues of $3.3 billion, an industry-leading modern truck and trailer fleet, nearly 14,000 talented associates and our innovative Werner EDGE technology, we are an essential solutions provider for customers who value the integrity of their supply chain and require safe and exceptional on-time service. Werner provides Dedicated and One-Way Truckload services as well as Logistics services that include truckload brokerage, freight management, intermodal and final mile. As an industry leader, Werner is deeply committed to promoting sustainability and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.


Jill Samuelson, Associate Vice President – Marketing and Communications

Werner Enterprises, Inc.

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