Werner Enterprises salutes surpassing veteran hiring goal

OMAHA, Neb. – Transportation and logistics company Werner Enterprises reported it has surpassed a goal it set in 2012 to hire 1,000 veterans per year. The company reports that in the last three years it has hired 5,100 veterans.

The company plans to stay on track hiring more veterans each year with a goal of 2,000 veterans and 200 veteran spouses in 2015. To celebrate its achievements, the company introduced a military-theme truck design on the fifth edition of its Operation Freedom fleet.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with our progress in creating opportunities for our veterans,” said President and COO Derek Leathers. “From our successful hiring initiatives to our growing Operation Freedom fleet, we remain committed to doing even better in the future.”

Werner strives to bring awareness to its industry-leading military apprenticeship program through its growing Operation Freedom fleet, a military-themed truck and trailer fleet that travels on regular freight routes in addition to being showcased at truck shows, recruiting events and specific veteran ceremonies. Werner’s fifth Freedom truck hit the road this month and features a new design that includes the American flag and a military dog tag with a special message to all who serve.

Source: Businesswire

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