Werner Enterprises Announces a 48-State Solo Van Company Driver Pay Increase
OMAHA Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) a premier truckload transportation and logistics provider is pleased to announce a significant pay increase for its 48-state solo Van company drivers.
Effective Jan. 1 2016 the increase equates to an average of $5000 in increased annual pay for all 48-state solo Van company drivers which impacts approximately 1400 company drivers in Werner’s One-Way Truckload Van fleet.
“We consistently review compensation packages to see where improvements can and should be made” said Derek Leathers Werner’s president and COO. “Pay increases are one piece of our multi-faceted approach to attract and retain the best in the industry and make Werner the employer of choice.”
This is Werner’s second pay increase announcement this month. Effective Nov. 3 Werner announced the largest owner operator per mile increase in company history that equates to a total of $10000 in increased annual payments for all 48-state solo Van owner operators which impacts approximately one third of Werner’s owner operator fleet. Werner also announced additional owner operator Dedicated opportunities significant increases for owner operator Regional routes and special owner operator interest rates as low as 7.99 percent for low mileage truck purchases.
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 van temperature-controlled and flatbed; medium-to-long-haul regional and local van; and expedited services. Werner’s Value Added Services portfolio includes freight management truck brokerage intermodal and international 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.
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Werner Enterprises Inc.
Fred Thayer 402-895-6640 ext. 2065
Director of Corporate Communications