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Werner Enterprises Honors Veterans, Hosts Special Events

Dépèche transmise le 11 novembre 2011 par Business Wire

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, honored its veteran associates by hosting a Veterans Day Posting of Colors ceremony Nov. 11. The ceremony featured the honor guard from VFW Post 2503.

Following the ceremony, Derek Leathers, president and chief operating officer of Werner Enterprises, acknowledged the Company’s veterans – which comprise 20 percent of Werner’s workforce – and its active duty military members. Currently, 32 are deployed.

In addition, Leathers detailed the company’s professional truck driver apprenticeship program, Operation: Freedom, which helps make the transition to new careers as smooth as possible for veterans by allowing the use of Veterans Education Benefits to pay for training. The program provides structured on-the-job training and related instruction for approximately one year.

The day continued with an open-house awareness day event for the Company’s associates and professional drivers, detailing the apprenticeship program. During the event, Werner veterans, Jim Morbach, military recruiting manager, John Frey, vice president of driver school relations, and Matt Schmitt, apprenticeship program driver, were present to speak with associates.

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; medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van; expedited; temperature-controlled; and flatbed services. Werner's Value Added Services 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.

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.

Business Wire

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