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Turning Service into Success:

Veteran Opportunities

The experience gained in the military opens the door for a rewarding career path at Werner Enterprises.

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Apprenticeship programs prepare you for a successful career at Werner Enterprises. Truck Driving, Diesel Technicians and Transportation Managers are apprenticeship programs available to eligible military community members. Whether you are looking to be over the road, in the shop or in the office, Werner has the right fit and support to get you on the road to your next career. To find out more about our apprenticeship programs, call 877-351-7724 or email [email protected].

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Military Skills Test Waiver

If you are a service member who is currently licensed and are employed, or have been employed within the past year (12 months), in a military motor vehicle equivalent to a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), the Military Skills Test Waiver allows you to apply for a Class A commercial driver license (CDL-A) by taking only the written exam and no skill testing is required. If you have verifiable experience, you may be able to join Werner as a professional driver. Be sure you have a copy of your Military Skills Test Waiver and your training records to provide to your recruiter. Please ensure you check with your state DMV for the current Military Skills Test Waiver Form. If you’re interested or have more questions, please call 888-203-2655 or email [email protected].

Education Financial Assistance

Werner is committed to helping you continue your education. We provide a variety of resources to help our veterans grow after their service.

Career Currency

Werner will pay up to $2,500 per calendar year (approximately 12 credit hours) for eligible associates who register for courses at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and satisfy policy requirements.

Associate Tuition Reimbursement

Participants receive 85 percent reimbursement of up to $2,500 of eligible tuition cost.

Truck Driving School Reimbursement

Military members who use VA educational benefits to pay for truck driving school may be reimbursed.


Our commitment to veterans serves as one of our highest priorities, we focus on providing them with resources and support prior to and throughout their time here at Werner. Our customers, carriers and employees consistently recognize Werner for our commitment to excellence in all that we do.

Hear From Our Veterans

Veteran Blog

Learn more about what it means to be a veteran at Werner at our Veteran blog.

Werner Veteran Voices

Hear directly from our Operation Freedom team on our Werner Veteran Voices podcast.

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Werner Enterprises Veterans Associate Resource Group is dedicated to recognize, honor and continue the legacy of service & commitment of Werner Veterans through networking, career development, resource access, and community service.

Through this associate resource group, you will gain ongoing support and networking with other veterans who have joined team blue!

The Werner Veteran Associate Resource Group is geared toward helping veterans capitalize on networking opportunities, develop in their careers, gain easier access to resources and serve our local communities.

If you’re a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, there are caring, qualified VA responders standing by to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, anonymous confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with the VA or enrolled in VA health care.

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Elite Veteran Driver Program

The most visible initiative within the Operation Freedom Program is the Operation Freedom Fleet.

This fleet, driven by veteran associates, is made of military-themed trucks used to honor, recruit and retain military community members. These military community members attend military and corporate recruiting events while hauling freight safely and on time.

Our Operation Freedom drivers have diverse military backgrounds with decades of military experience. Their safe driving record and professional driving experience make perfect candidates for our Operation Freedom Fleet.

The Operation Freedom Fleet has received multiple awards and accolades from truck shows and military organizations. However, their biggest reward is each driver’s pride in being a part of this elite fleet and paying honor and respect to the military community.

If interested in the Operation Freedom Fleet, please call 877-351-7724.

Operation Freedom Testimonials

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R.E.D (Remember Everyone Deployed)

We are proud to be a sponsor of Remember Everyone Deployed, a nonprofit organization bringing awareness to our deployed service members and their families. 

(R.E.D.) was created with the motto of “MAKE MILITARY LIFE EASIER” while showing solidarity and support for our deployed service members and their families until they return home.”

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Military Makeover Feature

A few of our veteran drivers and associates at Werner were featured in a segment of Military Makeover: Operation Career. Airing on Lifetime, this series captures nationwide stories of military veterans who are transitioning out of the military and back to civilian life.

We are honored to have our veteran programs and resources highlighted by the show, showcasing our commitment to support our nation’s heroes.

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