Werner Enterprises to Present Military Veteran Driver With Keys to Operation
OMAHA, Neb. -- February 20, 2013
Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics
provider, announced it will host a special ceremony as part of its military
campaign, Operation Freedom. At 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, at its global
headquarters in Omaha, Werner will unveil its new Operation Freedom truck
displayed in a full military theme. Notable speakers will include Derek
Leathers, president and COO of Werner Enterprises, and John Hilgert, director
of the Nebraska Department of Veteran Affairs.
As part of the ceremony, Werner will present professional driver David
Conkling, U.S. Army veteran, with the keys to the truck. Conkling is a
seasoned Werner driver who has achieved one million miles of safe driving and
was recently named as a member of Werner’s Road Team. Conkling will drive the
truck on his regular freight routes. The truck will also be showcased at truck
shows, recruiting events and specific veteran ceremonies to bring awareness to
Werner’s industry-leading military apprenticeship program.
“This military truck is a special way for us to show respect and bring
attention to our veterans as it travels around the country,” stated Werner
Enterprises President and COO Derek Leathers. “We value all veterans as they
have dedicated their lives to protecting our freedoms, and we are especially
proud of our veteran associates.”
Werner developed Operation Freedom in conjunction with the White House veteran
campaign. The Company has pledged to hire a minimum of 1,000 veterans in 2013
and more than 5,000 veterans in the next five years. Military veterans
comprise approximately 20 percent of Werner’s professional driver work force
and 15 percent of all Company 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 van, temperature-controlled and flatbed;
medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van; and expedited 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
Market^SM under the symbol “WERN”. For further information about Werner, visit
the Company’s website at www.werner.com.
Fred Thayer, 402-895-6640 ext. 2065
Director of Corporate Communications
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