02/09/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/09/2018 14:38
OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, is honored to be named the 2018 Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ) Innovator of the Year for the company's efforts to develop its Professional Driver and Diesel Mechanic Apprenticeship Programs, which allow eligible military veterans to receive tax-free education benefits in addition to on-the-job training.
'We're honored to receive this award and to work with those who have sacrificed to serve our nation,' said Associate Vice President of Student and Government Recruiting Jim Morbach. 'Our belief is that we can never do enough for our veterans, and it is our American duty to support them.'
Werner's apprenticeship programs are approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Labor. Eligible veterans enrolled in the Professional Driver Apprenticeship Program can receive as much as $23,714.40 in tax-free payments over 24 months on top of their Werner pay. Werner is proud to say that military veterans and veteran spouses comprise approximately 20 percent of its workforce.
CCJ editors selected Werner at the fourteenth annual CCJ Innovators Summit in Key Largo, Florida. Werner was one of the first large truckload carriers in the industry to actively recruit returning servicemen and servicewomen for employment. Since 2006, Werner has hired more than 26,000 military veterans and more than 740 veteran spouses since 2013.
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, final mile 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.
Werner Enterprises, Inc.'s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select MarketSM under the symbol 'WERN.' For further information about Werner, visit the company's website at www.werner.com.
Contact: Fred Thayer, Director of Corporate Communications
Werner Enterprises, Inc.
402.895.6640 ext. 1002065
Source: Werner Enterprises, Inc.