OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 11, 2014-- Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider and award-winning military friendly employer, added a third truck to its Operation Freedom fleet and handed the keys to Immanuel Odongkara, a 20-year Navy veteran.
“This opportunity is like winning the lottery,” said Odongkara, a Jacksonville, Florida, resident. “I am able to drive this beautiful truck and represent the country and the company. I just want to do the best I can, and I can’t wait.”
In his two short years with Werner, the native of Uganda, Africa, has already made a name for himself. In 2013, Odongkara was named a top 10 Rookie of the Year finalist at the Great American Trucking Show. Prior to Werner, he traveled with the military as an aircraft mechanic.
Werner developed the Operation Freedom program in conjunction with the White Houseveteran campaign and introduced its first truck, Freedom 1, in February 2013 and Freedom 2 the following May. Known as Freedom 3, the military-themed wrapped truck will travel with Odongkara on his regular freight routes. The truck also will be showcased at truck shows, recruiting events and specific veteran ceremonies to bring awareness to Werner’s industry-leading military apprenticeship program.
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 andAustralia. 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 MarketSMunder the symbol “WERN”. For further information about Werner, visit the Company’s website at www.werner.com.