Werner Enterprises Celebrates 25,000th Veteran Hire
OMAHA, Neb.‐‐ Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, is pleased to announce its 25,000th veteran hire since partnering with the Department of Labor and the Department of Veterans Affairs to begin the industry’s first professional truck driver apprenticeship program in 2006.
Arthur Fellows, from Orange, Massachusetts, became Werner’s 25,000th veteran hire on Jan. 4, after graduating from United Tractor Trailer School. Fellows is currently in Werner’s student driver training program and plans to become a team driver.
“I wanted to work for Werner Enterprises because the recruiter, Immanuel [Odongkara], came to my school and gave a great presentation,” said Fellows. “I had a lot of brochures from different companies but Werner was the best choice. I also spoke with the recruiter after his presentation and that helped me make my final decision.”
Fellows worked as an aviation metalsmith on Marine One while serving four years in the United States Marine Corps. As a military friendly employer, Werner has pledged to hire 2,000 veterans and 250 veteran spouses in 2017.
Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is a premier transportation and logistics company, with coverage throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia. Werner maintains its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska and maintains offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Australia. Werner is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services that includes dedicated van, temperature‐controlled and flatbed; medium‐to‐long‐haul, regional and local van; and expedited services. The Werner Logistics portfolio includes freight management, truck brokerage, intermodal and international services. International services are provided through Werner’s domestic and global subsidiary companies and include ocean, air and ground transportation; freight forwarding; and customs brokerage.