OMAHA, Neb., April 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Werner Enterprises (WERN), a premier transportation and logistics company, is honored to be the only carrier named to the Military Times Best for VETS IndexSM for the company’s support of military veterans, service members and their families.
“We take great pride in our military veteran and veteran spouse professional drivers and associates,” said Associate Vice President of Student and Government Recruiting Jim Morbach. “We appreciate the opportunity to support those who have sacrificed their lives to serve our nation, and we will continue to invest in their success at Werner.”
The Military Times Best for VETS IndexSM measures the performance of publicly traded companies selected from the Military Times Best for Vets Employers annual rankings survey. The rankings survey is based on selection criteria, such as company cultures, policies and reservist accommodations. Companies that score highest on the survey, carry a market capitalization of $200 million or more and have been included in the annual list for at least three consecutive years qualify for the Best for VETS IndexSM.
“Our core belief is that companies that attribute value to the mission-critical mindset, the unique skill sets and the specialized training of U.S. military veterans are differentiating factors in an enterprise’s overall performance,” said VETS Indexes Managing Director Andre Corpuz. “The Military Times Best for Vets Employers annual rankings survey was filled out by 2,500 companies, which was then filtered, and Werner was chosen among the 37 selected.”
As a military-friendly employer, Werner has pledged to hire 2,000 veterans and 250 veteran spouses in 2018. Werner is proud to say that military veterans and veteran spouses comprise approximately 20 percent of its workforce. The complete list of the awardees can be found on the VETS Indexes website.
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