OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Werner Enterprises (WERN), a premier transportation and logistics company, honored military veterans at locations nationwide with Veterans Day ceremonies at its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, and at its terminals in Joliet, Illinois, and Denver, Colorado, on Thursday, Nov. 8.
“We will continue our mission to actively support all military veterans, veteran spouses and their families every day within our organization and our communities,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Derek Leathers. “We are proud to have the opportunity to show our appreciation to those who have sacrificed to serve our country.”
As a military-friendly employer, Werner received the 2018 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest recognition awarded by the Department of Defense, for its support of National Guard and Reserve members. Werner is proud to say that military veterans and veteran spouses comprise approximately 20 percent of its global workforce.
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 and China. 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. 100-2065