Average Is For Other People
Our tagline, “Average Is For Other People,” isn’t just a slogan, it’s our culture.
Because of your military background, you already have a like-minded philosophy, which is why veterans find a second career at Werner to be a perfect fit. Approximately 20 percent of Werner’s workforce are veterans.
The Operation Freedom program is led by Werner veteran associates who focus on military community initiatives and provide a centralized point of contact for military issues and assistance. Operation Freedom encompasses everything we do to help veterans transition into their next career as successful Werner professional drivers, technicians or office associates. Whether your goal is to join our fleet of elite drivers, become a technician or join our team of transportation managers or logistics experts, Werner offers a variety of programs and the support you need to start the next phase of your career.
Join a transportation and logistics team that appreciates attention to detail and has like-minded mentors who are ready to guide our country’s veterans down the path to a successful career.
To start a conversation about your next career, call 1-888-203-2655 or email [email protected].
Operation Freedom Testimonials
Hear how former servicemen and women transitioned and prospered at Werner.
“You’re going to see people at Werner who have a strong work ethic, are detailed oriented and have a high level of integrity. When someone tells you they’re going to do something, you know they’re going to do everything in their power to accomplish the mission. There is a strong team presence here and while this business can be challenging at times, the morale is always high because we believe in the mission and each other. If you work hard and do the right thing, you will be successful at Werner.”
“Before retiring from the United States Army, I knew that the trucking industry would be my next career choice. When I was issued my first set of keys to my own truck at Werner, I knew that I had the basic skills and mindset to become successful as a professional driver. I later earned my professional driver certificate from the Department of Labor, thanks to Werner’s apprenticeship program. Werner didn’t just offer me a job, they paved the way to a second career.”
“When I transitioned from the military, I chose to work at Werner Enterprises because of their established reputation for professionalism throughout the Department of Transportation. Werner’s training program is second to none. The company has shown me that they take care of their veterans, as well as those transitioning from the government sector. I was proud to receive my professional driver certificate from the Department of Labor thanks to Werner’s apprenticeship program. Werner is ‘Service excellence for the long haul!’”
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) of 1994 prohibits employers from discriminating against any employee or prospective employee because of past, present or future application for, or membership in, a uniformed service.
USERRA is intended to minimize the disadvantages to an individual that occur when the person needs to be absent from his or her civilian employment to serve in this country’s uniformed services and also to provide retention of reemployment rights.