The Path to a Successful Career with Werner Trucking

By May 8, 2014Businesses

If you’re pursuing a career in the trucking industry, driving for Werner Trucking may just be at the top of your list.



Werner Enterprises,  was founded in 1956, and is largely considered one of the leading transportation and logistics companies in the world. With coverage in North America, Europe, Australia, South America and Africa, the company offers excellent employment opportunities for both new and experienced truckers.

Why Choose Werner Enterprises?

Werner Trucking

Werner Enterprises is one of the top five largest truckload carriers in America with more than 7,300 tractors and nearly 24,000 trailers in the company’s fleet. Considered one of the best trucking companies, Werner deals primarily with the shipping of consumer products, retail merchandise, grocery items and manufactured products.

Although their global headquarters is situated in Omaha, Nebraska, the company has offices all over the world, including Canada, Australia, China and Mexico. Some of the many services they offer include:

  • Temperature-controlled hauls
  • Flatbed
  • Medium and long hauls
  • Expedited services
  • Local van and regional hauls
  • Freight management
  • Intermodal
  • Truck brokerage
  • International services

Werner Enterprises has also received several awards, including the 2014 Carrier of the Year, National Truckload award from NASSTRAC. The company was also named one of Forbes’ 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in 2014.

The Advantage of Driving for Werner Enterprises

Werner trucking offers drivers perks and benefits that other trucking companies simply cannot compete with.

Driver Perks

  • Optional rider and pet policy
  • New equipment that is well maintained
  • The opportunity to become an owner operator
  • PIKEPASS and E-ZPass
  • Assigned dispatcher and equipment
  • Truck tracking
  • 24 hour maintenance
  • Fuel cards, cab cards and toll cards

Benefits Package

  • 410(k) Retirement Plan
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Stock purchase plan
  • Employee assistance program
  • Bereavement leave
  • Fitness and recreation facilities onsite

Training and Orientation

Werner Enterprises offers numerous opportunities for drivers to expand their career and earn more money, but before you can apply to become a company driver, you must first undergo CDL training and obtain your CDL license. The company also offers opportunities for new drivers through their Student Driver Program.

Company Driver Qualifications

To become a company driver, you must:

  • Have recent experience
  • Hold a valid (A) CDL
  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Have a stable work history
  • Meet all of the DOT requirements
  • Pass a company physical
  • Have a good driving record
  • Be able to perform the tasks listed in the job description

Werner Enterprises also offers two benefits to signing onto their team:

  • $2,500 sign on bonus for qualified hire. This perk only applies to certain Van/Dedicated accounts and is paid out over six months.
  • $7,500 sign on bonus for 3M dedicated and Team Werner.

Student Driver Program

To qualify for Werner’s Student Driver Program, you must:

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Have a good driving record
  • Have a stable work history
  • Meet all of the DOT requirements
  • Pass a DOT physical
  • Have a valid Class A CDL license
  • Have completed an approved truck driving school program

Students who are accepted into the program will complete at least 275 driving hours during their training period. Each student will be paid $400 per week for the first 275 hours.

Drivers who are hired by Werner Enterprises can also enjoy paid orientation. During orientation, an onsite instructor will lead new drivers through a variety of courses that offer hands-on, computer-based and classroom learning opportunities. During this time, new drivers will learn about the company’s policies, their benefits program and the federal regulations they will be expected to follow.

With more than 50 years of experience in the industry and one of the largest fleets in the country, Werner Enterprises offers some of the best employment opportunities for truck drivers. A generous benefits package and driver perks make a position on their team even more attractive and valuable.