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Werner Enterprises

(Public)  
Transportation
10,000 - 25,000 employees  |  
Overview
As the leader in freight transportation innovation, Werner Enterprises exemplifies what it means to be accomplished, innovative, experienced, committed, savvy, safe and strong. For over 55 years, we have been revolutionizing supply chains, while remaining financially strong and constantly reinvesting in our company, and we are currently seeking talented professionals who will continue to help our organization grow and thrive. Today, we have over 11,300 best-in-class associates who ensure we continually meet and exceed our customers' supply chain needs through delivering industry-leading services. Each associate plays a vital role in our company's success, and we are proud to recognize and reward them for their efforts. We offer numerous opportunities for a variety of qualifications in technical, professional, management and clerical positions. To learn how you can find a rewarding career with Werner Enterprises, visit www.werner.com and apply today!

Facts about Werner Enterprises:
•Fortune 1000 Company
•Named one of Forbes' 100 Most Trustworthy Companies
•Consistently ranked as a leader for our excellence in service, diversity and innovation
•Recognized as an industry leader for our state-of-the-art technology and proprietary systems in the transportation industry
•Currently deliver to 117 countries worldwide
•Among the five largest truckload carriers in the U.S.
•One of the best safety ratings among the 15 largest U.S. truckload carriers
•Global Headquarters in Omaha, Neb., with opportunities throughout the U.S. in 12 terminal locations and more than 50 customer on-site locations
Benefits
In considering the balance of work and home life, Werner Enterprises realizes that benefits can be a very important factor in overall associate satisfaction. We offer a variety of health care and voluntary benefits designed to help maximize coverage while controlling costs for you and Werner Enterprises.
  • Medical/Dental
  • Vision
  • Basic Life/Accidental Death
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Optional Benefits
  • 401k
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Flex Time Program
  • Werner Wellness Program
  • Onsite Fitness Facilities
  • Onsite Recreation Facilities
  • Service Awards
  • People
    Werner Enterprises would not be one of the top five largest trucking companies without the dedication, talent, and hard work of our people. This level of dedication is evident at every corner of the company, from our top of the line drivers, to the customer service team, to the professionalism of our management. These talented men and women are backed by our maintenance staff who take considerable care to ensure our trucks and trailers operate at optimal levels. Our employees combine years of knowledge and experience to provide our customers with the best transportation solutions everyday. After all, our CEO is a former driver himself. It is this kind of experience that allows both our employees and clients to achieve their goals.

    Your drive and self-motivation determine how fast and how far you can take your career at Werner Enterprises. Werner is proud to offer a tremendous array of positions that encompass a multitude of skill sets and experience. New career opportunities and growth are always present at Werner Enterprises. Whether you are just starting out or looking for new opportunities, Werner has something for you!
    Recent Graduates
    Operations Management
    This entry level management program is located in Omaha, NE. After our six week training program you will be prepared to manage and dispatch approximately 45-75 trucks on a continuous basis. This position is highly dynamic and offers tremendous growth opportunity by exposing you to many different aspects of the transportation industry such as AS400, Qualcomm satellite communication and DOT hours of service regulations.

    Customer Service Management
    As a Customer Service Manager you will be responsible to manage and grow an established customer base within a geographical area or a national account. This position is highly visible and allows you to work directly with organizational leaders to help secure the growth and profitability of Werner Enterprises. This opportunity is located in Omaha, NE.


    Management Trainee Program
    Werner's Transportation Management Trainee Program offers an accelerated career path to recent graduates who are willing to relocate and have demonstrated the initiative and the desire to excel. This position provides you with an opportunity to experience many aspects of the transportation industry including, fleet management, load planning, customer service management, direct customer interface and monthly financial reviews.

    The program offers 3 to 6 months of training at multiple off-site customer locations and requires extensive overnight travel. Off-site training will expose you to an active customer-focused environment where ownership and responsibility are the keys to success. You will learn the fundamentals of supply-chain management, while helping to manage Werner's profitability on an assigned dedicated account. After training, you will be promoted to a full-time management position off-site at a customer account.


    Diesel Truck Technician
    Gra-Gar offers opportunity for career growth and hands on experience to the recent graduate of a Diesel Technology/ Technician program. With this opportunity you will be working on late model Trucks which will further your learning and growth as a Technician. These opportunities may be available at up to 22 different locations within the United States.

    To express interest in this dynamic opportunity please e-mail your resume and cover letter to studentcenter@werner.com.
    Sustainability
    Werner Enterprises is a SmartWay Transport partner. The SmartWay partnership is an innovative collaboration between the U.S. EPA and the freight industry to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution. Werner Enterprises takes this commitment seriously. Through SmartWay, Werner Enterprises has earned a ShipperIndex Factor (SIF) of 1.25, the highest score possible. An SIF of 1.25 represents outstanding environmental performance and is an example of how committed Werner Enterprises is to being a leader in environmental friendliness. In addition, only partners that score 1.25 are allowed to display the SmartWay Transport Partner logo.


    What follows are just a few of the areas where Werner Enterprises has taken the initiative and made substantial improvements.

    Fuel efficiency initiatives
    To reduce NOx emissions and reduce the gallons of diesel fuel used, Werner Enterprises is doing its part in controlling excessive fuel consumption or pollutants. Listed below are a few examples:

    •Installation of Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) to Reduce Truck Idle Time
    •Aerodynamic Trucks
    •Newest Diesel Engine Technology
    •Computerized Truck Idling Program
    •Pre-Pass for Scales/Weigh Stations (Reduces Idle Time)
    •Reduced Maximum RPM’s to Minimize Gallons Burned at Idle
    •Lighter Weight Truck/Trailer Materials (Aluminum, Fiberglass)
    •Low Viscosity Drivetrain Lubricants
    •Speed Management (Company Trucks Have Maximum 65 MPH Engine Governor)
    •Mode Optimization Technology
    Company-wide recycling programs
    What might appear small on the surface can actually add up to quite a savings to the environment. With over 8,000 trucks and around 13,000 employees, one can only imagine the quantities that are being used on a daily basis.

    Werner Enterprises has implemented recycling programs for the following…

    •Oil
    •Tires
    •Paper
    •Aluminum
    In addition, our electrical usage for lighting is controlled by timers during off hours.

    For more information about the SmartWay program, visit their site at www.epa.gov/smartway.
    Diversity
    Werner Enterprises provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital, or veteran status in accordance with applicable laws.
    Testimonials
    • Name: Michael Twigg
      Title: Director-AIS
      Employee Since: 2000

      “I began my employment with Werner Enterprises in February of 2000 as a Web Designer. In 2001, I was promoted to Project Manager and gained responsibility for the Java Development team, the ColdFusion Development team and the .Net Development team, respectively. In 2007, I was promoted to Associate Director and assumed the role of Architect. This January I was promoted to Director and became responsible for the SMART Transportation System and all associated development teams. I have played a vital role in many projects and initiatives during my career at Werner. I oversaw the implementation of FreitRater and the Miles Calculation Service, utilized by both SMART and the AS/400. I managed the initial implementation of iView/WEconnect, the Imaging Modernization Project and the HR Management System. Currently, I am focused on establishing a consistent corporate transportation model and identifying common business processes, information flows and quality initiatives that will reduce complexity, add stability and continue to make Werner transportation systems best in class. I attribute much of my initial success to hard work and a willingness to help others. I established myself as someone who could pick up new technologies quickly and propose well thought out solutions that satisfied both the immediate need, as well as the “big picture.” As I moved into management and my focus became more strategic, I encouraged an environment of openness and respect by listening to contrasting views and examining them for value, giving recognition to well thought out ideas and trusting my people to do their job and make the correct decisions within their level of empowerment. I surround myself with good people – if they succeed, we succeed.”