Monday, January 01, 2007

Makes you Think

This article from the Dallas News finally hits a nerve and provides several reasons why Werner Enterprises places last for safety and employee retention.

Trucking companies make no bones about their willingness to hire ex-convicts. Werner Enterprises of Omaha, Neb., one of the nation's largest carriers, rejects applicants with drunken-driving convictions within the last five years but doesn't exclude other criminal convictions, according to its Web site. --------------------------------------------------------
The article goes on to describe the incentives Werner receives from hiring convicts and the consequences (safety issues) from this practice. Everyone deserves a second chance, but working for Werner--Corporate Criminal from this blog's eyes--one reformed-right (convict) and one wrong is not an ideal partnership. The Dallas News should investigate Werner Enterprises next

--- WernerScrews 10-4

Take a Hint
According to the Omaha World-Herald, Work for Werner--forget the holidays and extra pay...
Just another day working for Mr. C.L. Scrooge and Werner Enterprises.
Dec. 26--Being on the road on Christmas Day is the norm for Walter Brathwaite.

"I've worked so many Christmases in a row . . . I really don't mind it," Brathwaite said Monday morning as he was leaving Sapp Bros. truck stop in Omaha after refilling two huge coffee mugs.

Brathwaite, a truck driver for Werner Enterprises, said family members -- his wife in North Bonneville, Wash., and mother in North Carolina -- would rather he was at home, but he understands and has accepted the demands of his job, which took him to Rapid City, S.D., on Monday.
--- WernerScrews 10-4