DRIVING MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS

Going from Point A to Point B is simple – especially when you have a 450-truck fleet at your service. But we’re more than a dry van and open deck freight carrier. We’re in the business of building connections and relationships.

It’s why we’re employee-owned and faith-driven. It’s why we view our drivers as partners as well as family. And it’s why we’re known as one of the leading contract carriage and truckload service providers in the U.S.

Quick Stats        

Location: Hudson, IL
Established: 1945
Service Area: 48 States
Power Units: 450
Dry Van Trailers: 1,125

COMMITTED TO LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIPS

DEDICATED CARRIAGE &
TRUCKLOAD SERVICES

Building long term relationships with customers that have relied on our commitment to safe, on-time, professional service. We offer dedicated contract carriage as well as irregular route truckloads.

SOME OF OUR LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIPS:
45+ YEARS
40+ YEARS
35+ YEARS
35+ YEARS
30+ YEARS
25+ YEARS
15+ YEARS
15+ YEARS
10+ YEARS

Acuity Brands Lighting
AGCO
Blains Farm & Fleet
CHI Overhead Doors
CH Robinson
Cooper tire
Daimler
Dick’s Sporting Goods

FMC
Furniture Row
GE Appliances (Haier)
GEC Packaging
Guitar Center
HNI
Jeld Wen
Knauf

Menards
Oberweis
Penske
Ply Gem
Sherwin Williams
Wieland Rolled Products

Acuity Brands Lighting
AGCO
Blains Farm & Fleet
CHI Overhead Doors
CH Robinson
Cooper tire
Daimler
Dick’s Sporting Goods
FMC
Furniture Row
GE Appliances (Haier)
GEC Packaging
Guitar Center
HNI
Jeld Wen
Knauf
Menards
Oberweis
Penske
Ply Gem
Sherwin Williams
Wieland Rolled Products

INDUSTRIES SERVED:
AGRICULTURE
AUTOMOTIVE PARTS
FOOD & PACKAGING
TIRES
RETAIL MERCHANDISE
FURNITURE
BUILDING MATERIALS
HEAVY EQUIPMENT
STEEL
AND MORE

EMPLOYEE OWNED.

PURPOSE
DRIVEN.

As an employee-owned company, our employees are willing to put in the extra effort, go the additional mile, and serve you with a fervor that is unmatched.

DRIVERS STICK WITH US.

OUR TURNOVER RATE IS A FRACTION OF THE INDUSTRY AVERAGE.

This helps us provide you with a level of service and experience that's unmatched in the industry.

NUSSBAUM
DRIVER
TURNOVER
RATE
INDUSTRY AVG.
DRIVER
TURNOVER
RATE

"WITHOUT A FOCUS ON OUR DRIVERS, WE ULTIMATELY CAN'T SERVE YOU, OUR CUSTOMER, WELL"

BRENT NUSSBAUM, CEO

WHAT DOES IT
MEAN TO BE
PURPOSE DRIVEN?

We put people and family first. We lead with faith and integrity. We own our actions, and we strive to positively impact every person we meet. Because at the end of the day, we recognize that each moment and every encounter are opportunities to live out our core values.

WE SPEAK THE TRUTH

Honesty is at the forefront of all our business interactions. Honesty builds the trust that is critical to our mutual success.

WE PUT OUR BEST FOOT FORWARD

Character is everything. How people interact with Nussbaum is central to our success.

WE GIVE BACK

Benevolence isn’t for show. It’s using our talents and resources to make a difference to those in need.

WE DO THE RIGHT THING

Integrity is something we take very seriously – even when the right choice isn’t always the easy choice.

WE GO AFTER OUR GOALS

Excellence is about always striving to hit your goals, crush expectations, break through boundaries, and tap your potential.

OUR SERVICE AREA

Nussbaum is centrally located in Hudson, Illinois to effectively serve customers in the Midwest region and throughout the continental United States. We also have drivers domiciled in various locations to improve our operations efficiency. These locations include Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Georgia, and more.

The numbers on the map represent the location of final deliveries completed in 2019.

Hudson, IL
Chicago, IL
Indianapolis, IN
Des Moines, IA
Springfield, MO
Grand Island, NE
Minneapolis, MN
Cleveland, OH
Memphis, TN
Atlanta, GA
Dallas/Fort Worh, TX

FINAL DELIVERIES COMPLETED IN 2019

COAST-TO-COAST,
WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED

LEADING IN EFFICIENCY & INNOVATION

As a partner in the EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership program, we have worked to achieve the highest fuel efficiency standards possible.

  • Trailer Tails
  • Eco Flaps
  • Trailer Skirts
  • Wheel Cover & Fairings
  • 6×2 Rear Axle + Wide- Based Tires
  • Bergstrom Solar Panels
  • Freightliner Cascadia Evolution Spec
  • 15 Liter Detroit
  • DT12 AMT
  • 53’ Wabash Duraplate HD trailer

We partner with other industry leaders as we exclusively buy Freightliner trucks and use 53’ Duraplate HD trailers from Wabash National.

CUSTOMER TRACKING TOOLS

With our online customer tools, you can get updates on exactly where your shipment is so you can rest easy knowing that your shipment is right where it needs to be when it needs to be.

EASY ACCESS

Access your shipments quickly and easily, from any device.

STAY IN THE KNOW

Track progress with up-to-date, real-time location details.

SHIPMENT FINDER

Date Range, Trailer #, BOL, PO, SID or other reference number

PROOF OF DELIVERY

Download a detailed report of shipments that were made.

BEST-IN-CLASS SAFETY EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY

ADVANCED DRIVER ASSITANCE SYSTEMS

Rear collision prevention, lane keep alerts

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

Active brake and throttle adjustment to prevent a roll-over accident

EVENT RECORDERS

Inward and outward facing cameras to report “events” for exoneration & coaching

COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLIGIES

Geotab, GPS tracking for trucks and trailers, Detroit Connect, LiNK Driver App

INDUSTRY
AWARDS

2020 Overall Best Fleet to Drive For (Large Fleet Category)
2020 Best Fleets To Drive For (Six Consecutive Years)
2020 FourKites Premier Carrier Q1
2019 Overall Best Fleet to Drive For (Small Fleet Category)
2019 CCJ Innovator of the Month - June (3x Award Winner)
2019 CCJ Top 250 Trucking Companies
2019 HNI Outstanding Customer Service Award
2018 CH Robinson Carrier of the Year (300-999 Truck Category)
2018 Inbound Logistics Top 100 Trucker
2018 Heavy Duty Trucking Top 50 Green Fleet
2017 Case New Holland Outstanding Carrier Performance
2017 HNI Carrier of the Year
2017 Truckload Carriers Association Fleet Safety Award
2017 CCJ Innovator of the Year
2017 Pella Window Outstanding Service

WHEREVER YOU'RE GOING, LET US HELP YOU GET THERE

Whatever your industry, wherever you're going, we're here to serve you. And when it comes to the handling of your product, we ensure that it arrives safely and on-time – delivered by the best drivers and equipment in the industry.