Veteran Opportunities

Werner has many opportunities and benefits for veteran and military members to embark on a rewarding and fulfilling career.

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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].

How to transition your career

Practical guidance and support to help you enter the industry.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships available for truck drivers, technicians and transportation managers.

Elite Veteran Driver Program / Operation Freedom Fleet

Community outreach with a purpose.

WEVets

Veterans resource for networking, career development and peer support at Werner.

Military Skills Test Waiver

Find out if you qualify.

Education Financial Assistance

Werner has many benefits for you and your family to use for secondary education or CDL school.

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.

Eric Downing

United States Air Force

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.

Grady Paris

United States Army

“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!’”

Daryl Neil

United States Army

R.E.D. (Remember Everyone Deployed)

Werner Enterprises is proud to be a sponsor of Remember Everyone Deployed, a nonprofit organization created to bring awareness to our deployed service members and their families. R.E.D. is committed to bringing hope and a message to our deployed and their loved ones that they are not forgotten.  Help us take R.E.D. Friday to the next level by supporting the cause and wearing R.E.D. every Friday until the last service member comes home!

Awards

Werner’s unwavering commitment to excellence drives every aspect of our business, leading the company to be one step ahead in an ever-changing industry. Both carriers and customers consistently recognize Werner for our commitment to excellence in all that we do.

  • EXTRAORDINARY EMPLOYER SUPPORT AWARD
  • CHAIR’S OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AWARD
  • ABOVE AND BEYOND AWARD
  • PRO-PATRIA AWARD (X2)
  • PATRIOT AWARD (X10)
  • STATEMENT OF SUPPORT PARTICIPANT
Best of the Best

USERRA

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.