Nussbaum News and Updates

TCA Fleet Safety Award Winner!

Posted on March 9, 2018

Do you value safety? We treasure it for our drivers, their families, and those they encounter over the road. Our second company award of 2018 backs that up.

Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has given Nussbaum a Fleet Safety Award based on our mileage to accident ratio. Competition is tough – filling out lengthy applications, undergoing a vigorous audit, and primarily – our drivers keeping themselves and everyone on the road safe.


Topics: Awards, Safety

2018 “Best Fleets to Drive For”

Posted on February 2, 2018
Nussbaum has been a Best Fleet for the last four years, and it’s easy to see why. Their combination of innovative programs continues to push the industry forward and deliver great results in safety, driver retention, and overall satisfaction.”
 - Mark Murrell, VP Sales & Marketing, CarriersEdge - 

Each year since 2015, a driver has nominated Nussbaum as a “Best Fleet to Drive For” to Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge. Competition is whittled down to the top 20 fleets through interviews, questionnaires, and evaluation. Upon receiving this award in 2018, TCA and CarriersEdge have selected Nussbaum as a Top 20 “Best Fleet to Drive For” for four consecutive years!


Topics: Awards, Culture

The Gift of Time - A Christmas Message

Posted on December 22, 2017

As we embrace this Christmas Season, what do you find more fulfilling, giving or receiving? If we were honest, most of us would say that we like receiving just as much as giving. Receiving a gift is great, but if we’re honest with ourselves, eventually, they leave us feeling, well you know, kind of empty. Contrast that to a hug from a friend, a call from a family member, an unexpected visit from someone we haven’t seen for a while. Doesn’t it give us a feeling of warmth?


Topics: Culture

Nussbaum Named A 2017 HDT Top Green Fleet

Posted on November 27, 2017

For the last five years, Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) has been recognizing the country’s “greenest” fleets. We are honored that, for the fifth year in a row, Nussbaum has been chosen as one of HDT’s Top Green Fleets.


Topics: Awards

Filling A Prison With Hope

Posted on October 27, 2017

Nussbaum recently had the opportunity to partner with local Christian radio station, WCIC to help fill a prison with hope.

We were able to provide flatbed trailers as a stage for two concerts that the station hosted at Logan Women’s Correctional Center in Lincoln, IL. The concerts were held August 20th inside the prison and featured Christian music group, Unspoken.


Topics: Culture

Are You Ready for the ELD Mandate?

Posted on August 28, 2017

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) implementation date is fast approaching. Beginning December 18th the FMCSA’s Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate will require most interstate carriers to use ELDs instead of paper log books.


Topics: industry

SmartDrive & Nussbaum Recognized as 2017 SDCE 100

Posted on July 28, 2017

We are honored to be recognized along with SmartDrive in this year’s Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 List for our work in utilizing SmartDrive’s technology to implement an innovative scorecard program.


Topics: Awards, industry

The Power of the WIG

Posted on June 30, 2017

In 2016, leadership here at Nussbaum heard about a practice called 4 Disciplines of Execution(4DX) by Franklin Covey. The goal of 4DX is that, in the whirlwind of our daily tasks, each person in the company is empowered to affect our organization's goal. What is that extremely important “thing” that our company needs to achieve and how can our employees directly effect that goal? 4DX gives structure to the goal and promotes intense focus to execute and achieve whatever goal we would collectively decide.


Topics: Insider, Culture

Still Celebrating Faith And Family!

Posted on May 29, 2017

It has been two years since we began our Faith & Family campaign that originally included 80 trailers wrapped in colorful vinyl graphics featuring 4 scenes that showcase family moments and activities.

These 4 scenes included a father teaching his daughter to ride a bike, a husband and wife enjoying a walk in nature, a father and his sons on a fishing trip, and a family gathered around a fire at their camping site.


Topics: Insider, Culture

"Shipper of Choice" from the Driver's Perspective

Posted on April 28, 2017

In my travels and onsite visits to customers, I’ve started to notice a welcomed emphasis in the way that management views the operating performance of their shipping facilities across the US. I’m sure we have all heard it before, but becoming a “Shipper of Choice” continues to drive the industry forward into smoother interactions between drivers, carriers, and the shippers.


Topics: industry