$5,000 Transition Bonus

Nussbaum is hiring professional CDL-A drivers for OTR positions! Keep scrolling to learn more about driving at Nussbaum and what you could earn. And, to help you make the switch, we’re offering a $5,000 transition bonus for experienced OTR drivers. Just beginning your driving career? Check out our on-the-job driver training program! >>>

Details

  • Home Weekly – on average, OTR drivers in our primary areas only miss 3 weekends per year.
  • $5,000 Transition Bonus
    • $1,500 paid after your first week, $1,500 after 3 months, and a final $2,000 after 6 months.
  • Key Locations Bonus – if you domicile in Chicago, the Quad Cities IL/IA, Des Moines, Indianapolis, or Toledo, you’ll add an additional $100 to your guarantee and +$0.05/mile to your starting rate.

$1,550-$1,650 avg. per week $1,300 weekly minimum guarantee – you’ll never earn less, but you can and should earn more! $0.51/mile starting rate Earn $78-$82K your first year! Increase pay with tenure and bonuses!

$1,575-$1,675 avg. per week $1,300 weekly minimum guarantee – you’ll never earn less, but you can and should earn more! $0.52/mile starting rate Earn $80-$84K your first year! Pay will increase with tenure & bonuses

$1,625-$1,725 avg. per week $1,350 weekly minimum guarantee – you’ll never earn less, but you can and should earn more! $0.54/mile starting rate Earn $82-86K your first year! Pay will increase with tenure & bonuses

Detention – $20/hour after only 1 hour Door-to-Door Practical Miles –  paying both loaded and empty. Layover – $250-270 per day Stop-off  Pay – $20 per stop in excess of 1st pick-up and final delivery. Trailer Relays & Shuttles - $12 per event Paid Parking – All Paid/Reserved Truck Parking is reimbursed. Elite Pass – covers tolls and scales EFS Card – daily coverage for fuel, additives, DEF, oil, windshield fluid, antifreeze, weigh scale fees, and more!

Key Benefits

  • Full Insurance Coverage – health, dental, vision, life, & disability.
  • 401K Match – Available from your first paycheck.
  • Paid Holidays – 8 paid holidays throughout the year at your guaranteed day rate.
  • Paid Vacation – escalating with years of service.
  • Rider Program & Pet Policy – ask your recruiter for more information.
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) –  a retirement plan (in addition to your 401k) invested in the company’s stock, giving employees a financial stake in Nussbaum’s success.

Drive Nussbaum

  • Nussbaum is eager to help you boost your earning potential and hone your driving skills! Here’s a few ways you can do it:

Do you go the extra mile in your work? We're ready to go the extra mile for you. If you have 2 years of recent experience, a clean driving record, and a good work history, you can earn more money in your first year at Nussbaum! Drivers who qualify for our Elite Driver Track can earn $87,000+ right away, and be on the fast track to accelerate earning potential. If you believe you fit these qualifications, give us a call and ask about the Elite Driver Track!  And, if you choose to participate in Nussbaum's Certified RED program (see below), you'll be unstoppable in your earning potential.

RED is more than just a color. It's a symbol of excellence, service, and dedication. Certified RED is Nussbaum's continuing education & development program for drivers. By completing hands-on training & learning assignments, drivers will set themselves apart in the industry, as well as boost their paychecks! When you become certified, you will receive: A permanent $0.02/mile bump to your base rate An exclusive Certified RED hat & truck decal A sterling silver ring For every 100,000 miles of safe driving, you'll receive an additional half-cent per mile bump to your base rate! Once you hit the 1 million mile mark, you'll have added a permanent $0.07/mile increase to your mileage rate!

Are you a “Road Warrior” who likes to stay out on the road for at least 3 weeks at a time? Nussbaum drivers with Road Warrior status earn an extra $0.05/mile, add $1oo/week to their guarantee, and $20/day additional PTO! What does this add up to?  $1,650 - $1,750 avg. weekly earnings $1,400 weekly minimum guarantee - you'll never earn less, but you can and should earn more! Earn $84,000 - $88,000 your first year! Note: those who receive Key Location pay are not eligible for Road Warrior pay. 

Requirements

  • 21 years old
  • Valid CDL – Class A
  • Meets all Nussbaum safety requirements

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In 2022, Nussbaum was inducted to the Best Fleets to Drive For Hall of Fame, which honors carriers who have achieved Best Fleet status for multiple years.

We are also proud to be named a Best Overall Carrier for three consecutive years!