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July, 2018

It has been an exciting year for owner operators at Werner Enterprises! In 2018, owner operators in Werner’s van network received a five cents per mile pay increase, and Werner introduced a new truck leasing program. 

“We are excited to offer an opportunity that is designed to put owner operators behind the wheel of a brand new truck while virtually eliminating the stress of managing maintenance expenses,” said Werner’s Associate Director of Operations Matt Lentz.

With Werner’s new truck leasing program, owner operators can lease a brand new 2019 Freightliner Cascadia, Kenworth T-680 or Navistar International LT for 36 months. Lease program participants also benefit from Werner’s full-service maintenance program. Leases start at just $650 per week with discounts awarded for automatic direct payments. Werner’s industry-leading pay and production means more miles and more money for owner operators!

If a professional driver wants to work toward building equity and eventually owning their own truck, or if they have dreams of being a fleet owner, Werner can help with this mission. Werner’s truck purchase program, a program separate from the truck leasing option, offers a large inventory of units with less than 100,000 miles on them. All units also come with standard warranty, and financing is available through Werner Fleet Truck Sales. Truck purchase program participants can own their truck outright in less than three years.

Werner was founded by an owner operator in 1956, and over 60 years later, the company remains committed to treating every driver and owner operator with care, dignity and respect. That’s why the company has recently invested nearly one billion dollars in trucks, trailers, talent, terminals and technology. With recent pay increases and access to state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge technology, there are unlimited benefits to becoming an owner operator with Werner Enterprises. And Werner owner operators benefit from the freedom to manage their own time off, select their own freight and a dedicated support team.

“As an owner operator with Werner, I couldn’t be happier. I have more miles than I can count, a great area to run in and competitive pay,” said Dustin Simon.

While owner operator pay is dependent on the account, Werner owner operators average $1.13 per mile and can earn all the way up to $2.50 per mile. Werner also pays fuel surcharge on all loaded miles. The higher the cost of fuel, the higher percentage of the fuel Werner pays for. On top of that, Werner passes on fuel savings to the owner operator to ensure a competitive price on fuel no matter which fueling location is used.

Werner’s experienced support team, dedicated to owner operators, provides drivers with support around the clock. Owner operators can enjoy the advantage of Werner’s diverse account options and large customer base to find the best fit for their location, home time and financial needs. Werner’s goal is to offer a customizable package that can be tailored to the specific needs of each individual and their family.

Join Werner’s team of over 600 owner operators and enjoy industry-leading pay and production! For more information about Werner’s owner operator opportunities, please visit or call 800.520.6828 today.