Werner Surpasses Veteran Hiring Goals

January 19, 2015

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Operation Freedom Fleet Truck. Photo: Werner.
Operation Freedom Fleet Truck. Photo: Werner.

Werner Enterprises announced that it has hired more than 5,100 veterans in the last three years, surpassing a pledge it made in 2012 under the Joining Forces campaign to hire 1,000 veterans per year for the next five years.

Werner plans to continue the campaign's success in 2015 by pledging to hire 2,200 veterans and 200 veteran spouses.

Werner also brings awareness to its military apprenticeship program through Operation Freedom Fleet. In January, Werner’s fifth Freedom truck hit the road featuring a new design that includes the American flag and a military dog tag with a special message intended for those who serve in the armed forces.

Operation Freedom Fleet is a military-themed truck and trailer fleet that travels on regular freight routes and is showcased at trucking shows, recruiting events and specific veteran ceremonies.

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


  1. 1. Richard Gaskill [ January 20, 2015 @ 12:20PM ]

    O.K. , now tell me how much they increased the fleet size during those years.
    I guarantee it wasn't 1,000 trucks a year. They may not have increased it at all some years. How many drivers did they hire altogether?
    Those are two questions that prospective drivers should ask but never do.
    1 How many drivers did you hire the last 3 years?
    2. How much did you increase your fleet size?

  2. 2. Richard Gaskill [ January 20, 2015 @ 12:34PM ]

    O.K. , I checked the 2014 annual report. At the end of 2011 they had 6,600 tractors. At the end of 2012 they had 6,505, and at the end of 2013 they had 6,380.
    Now explain where all these drivers, over 5,000 veterans and no doubt more than twice that amount of nonveterans were going.
    It would be interesting to know how many of those veterans are still with Werner.


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