ATI’s employer highlight is Werner Enterprises, who is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States. Its footprint extends to North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia. In addition to the United States, they maintain offices in Canada, Mexico, China and Australia. Their global headquarters is located in Omaha, Nebraska.
Werner’s transportation services includes dedicated van, temperature-controlled and flatbed; medium-to long-haul, regional and local van and expedited services. The Werner logistics portfolio includes freight management, truck brokerage, intermodal, and international services.
Werner Enterprises is a recipient of the 2017 Military Friendly® Company designation by G.I. Jobs® magazine. They are listed among 54 Military Friendly® brands and 68 Military Friendly® companies. The company launched their first professional Truck Driver Apprenticeship program in 2006, and military veterans and veteran spouses comprise approximately 20 percent of their workforce. Werner has hired more than 25,000 veterans and veteran spouses as a result of their apprenticeship program.
Jim Tower, the East Central Regional Manager, started with Werner straight out of truck driving school. As a driver back in 1994 for Werner, he worked his way up the ranks. He visits with ATI’s commercial driving students once a month.
“I have never had one complaint from upper management,” Jim said, “about any graduates from ATI.” He went on to say, “Graduates that we hire are well prepared to go to the next step as professional drivers for Werner. They are well equipped to handle their career with us.”
Several months ago, Tammy Potter, ATI’s Commercial Driving Admissions Advisor had an open house event. One of Werner’s drivers, Don Hager came with a Werner truck to put on display for ATI’s visitors, and brought along his riding companion, Shotgun, to entertain the guests.
Shotgun, of course, stole the show!