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

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.

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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.

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Topics: Awards, industry

"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.

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Topics: industry

3 Keys to Choosing the Right Carrier

Posted on March 31, 2017

Finding the right shipping partner for your company is no small task. With a multitude of carriers out there, it can be a tough job to sift through all the offerings to find the best fit for you. Focusing on three key attributes can help narrow down the list a little quicker:

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Topics: industry

The Benefits of GPS Tracking

Posted on January 27, 2017

We can not express enough the importance of having confidence in your carrier. You need to know that when you ship with us your load will be handled with care and deliviered on time. What better way to gain that confidence than by giving you direct access to track your load. With our online customer tools, you can log in and see exactly where your load is and gain the peace of mind that everything is right where it needs to be.

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Topics: industry

Fueling Professional Drivers With Habit Based Scoring

Posted on July 29, 2016

We believe that every driver wants to be a professional. When you teach them how to drive more professionally, that is something they can be proud of and is a reflection of our culture and belief that they are not just a truck driver.

- Brent Nussbaum, CEO

This idea drives many of Nussbaum’s driver incentives and benefits programs. It has lead us to develop programs that attract the most professional drivers in the industry. Most recently, it lead to an overhaul of our scorecard program and earned us recognition as a CCJ Innovator.

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Topics: industry, Insider

Leveraging Technology for Safer Driving

Posted on June 24, 2016

Mankind has always utilized the most advanced technologies available to make their work easier and safer. There are many jobs across the world that once required humans to put themselves into incredibly dangerous conditions that can now be performed with little or no human interaction.

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Topics: industry, Safety

Electronic Logging Devices - Prepared for the Future

Posted on May 27, 2016

On December 16, 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a ruling requiring all commercial truck and bus drivers to begin utilizing electronic logging devices (ELDs) by December 18, 2017. These devices automatically record driving time, monitor engine hours, vehicle movement, miles driven, and location information replacing the old system in which driving and on duty hours were logged with paper and pencil making them difficult to verify the accuracy.

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Topics: industry

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