Nussbaum News and Updates

On a New Journey

Posted on April 18, 2018

“If you take care of your people, everything else will take care of itself.”
-Alden Nussbaum

Belief in my father’s words, Biblical principle, and prayer have guided us in everything we do at Nussbaum. We are excited to announce that we’ve taken a step on a new journey.

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Topics: industry, Culture, Insider

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!

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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?

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Topics: Culture

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.

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Topics: Culture

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.

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Topics: Culture, Insider

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.

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Topics: Culture, Insider

Sharing Time With Family

Posted on December 30, 2016

In the midst of this Holiday Season, it’s easy to find ourselves overwhelmed with last minute gifts, the anxiety and anticipation of getting together with friends and family, and numerous Christmas parties.  It can be wearying.  But then, there’s hope; the message of Jesus Christ, the gift of a Savior, Christmas music, the warmth of a fireplace, and the rekindling of relationships.  I absolutely love this season! 

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Topics: Culture

4 Key Foundations for a Best Fleet

Posted on March 25, 2016

Many factors must be considered when thinking of companies that qualify as a Best Fleet to Drive For. It is not enough to say that they excel in one particular area. Rather, they need to have a comprehensive program that focuses in on their driver’s needs and works to provide a high level of growth and support. When we think about what it takes to be a Best Fleet to Drive For, there are 4 key foundations that really stand out.

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Topics: Culture, industry

Building a Stronger Workplace - Employee Engagement

Posted on December 29, 2015

At Nussbaum, you’ll often hear us talk about how much we value our drivers and employees. We have a passion for our people that drives us to find ways we can continuously improve. In the last year, this passion has led Nussbaum to develop a relationship with Strategic Programs Inc. This company specializes in providing solutions to help organizations realize their goals and improve organizational performance.

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Topics: Culture