Werner Enterprises Named 2018 Innovator of the Year
Earlier this month Werner Enterprises was named the 2018 Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ) Innovator of the Year for the company’s efforts to develop its Professional Driver and Diesel Mechanic Apprenticeship Programs, which allow eligible military veterans to receive tax-free education benefits in addition to on-the-job training.
Werner’s apprenticeship programs are approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Labor. Eligible veterans enrolled in the Professional Driver Apprenticeship Program can receive as much as $23,714.40 in tax-free payments over 24 months on top of their Werner pay. Werner is proud to say that military veterans and veteran spouses comprise approximately 20 percent of its workforce.