OMAHA, Neb., March 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Werner Enterprises (WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, is honored to announce its designation as a 2018 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award Finalist by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).
The Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the Department of Defense (DoD) to employers for their support of National Guard and Reserve members. As the only carrier listed among the finalists, Werner was selected among nearly 2,000 employers.
“As a Freedom Award Finalist, I believe this reflects our company’s commitment to all veterans and those currently serving in the National Guard and Reserves,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Derek Leathers. “We are proud to have a strong veteran and veteran spouse workforce at Werner, and we value the opportunity to support those who have dedicated themselves to serving our country.”
Finalists represent large and small employers, as well as government organizations. ESGR received nominations for employers in all 50 states, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. The ESGR National Selection Board will announce 15 winners in June 2018. Visit the Freedom Award website to view the complete list of nominees.
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 expedited van; and temperature-controlled. The Werner Logistics portfolio includes truck brokerage, freight management, intermodal, international and final mile 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