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Our Values
Put You Center

Here at Nussbaum, it is our mission to honor God by impacting the lives of our employees, vendors, customers and community. We strive to do right by our people because without them, and without Him, we would not be who we are today.

Faith certainly isn’t a requirement to work here, but—because of our commitment to faith—you’ll
always feel valued here.

If you’re interested in joining our family and furthering our mission, just fill out the form, or call 866-370-5721 today!

Unstoppable earning potential.
Earn $80k+ your first year. $84k+ your second.

The Elite Driver Track

Do you go the extra mile in your work? Because we’re ready to go the extra mile for you at Nussbaum. Start your career at Nussbaum on the Elite Driver Track.

If you have two years of recent experience, a clean driving record, and a mostly stable work history, you can earn more money in your first year at Nussbaum.

Our Elite Driver Track starts you at our highest starting base pay package. With a commitment to run consistently, a willing and able attitude, and a mindset on fuel efficiency, you’ll earn $80,000 right away and be on the fast track to accelerate your earning potential from there.

And if you choose to participate in Nussbaum’s Certified RED program, you’ll be unstoppable in earning potential.

Take a look at the qualifications and if that sounds like you, give us a call and ask about the Elite Driver Track.



  • Clean Driving Record
  • Two Years’ Experience
  • Run Consistently
  • Stable Work History
  • Willing Attitude
  • Fuel Efficient

Get paid for more
than just miles

We believe in paying you what you deserve. That’s why we are introducing Activity Pay to our driver pay package. This unique addition compensates you for the actual work you do, not just the miles you run.

  • Pickup Fee

    Covers hooking loaded trailer or live load at customer location.

  • Delivery Fee

    Covers drop loaded or live unload at customer location.

  • Trailer Relay Fee

    Pay for trailer swap when splitting a load with another driver.

  • Trailer Shuttle Fee

    Covers empty moves when sole purpose is re-positioning a trailer and no loading or unloading occurs at that location.

  • $5,000 transition bonus

    for ANY experienced, OTR driver Nussbaum hires,
    from any area.
  • $5,000 transition bonus

    for experienced OTR drivers who domicile in Des Moines, Quad Cities IA, Chicago, Indianapolis, or Toledo
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“On my way to work, I saw one of your trucks with a scene of a family camping along with the words ‘Faith and Family.’ I would like to offer my congratulations for promoting traditional values.”

Our Benefits

  • Home most weekends- it's one of our top priorities

  • Guaranteed weekly minimum paychecks

  • Late-model trucks with the comforts of home built-in

  • Major medical, dental and vision health benefits

  • Short-term disability & life insurance benefits

  • Rider Program

  • Escalating Paid Time Off & Holidays

  • Company-matched 401K Retirement Plan

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

We Practice
What We Preach

We believe in the golden rule; treating others with the same respect and care that
we would treat our own family members. If you have an upcoming high school graduation
to attend, you can rest easy knowing that you will have a front row seat. In fact, we’ve
been “Celebrating Faith & Family since 1945,” and our trucks proudly display this cherished foundation.

People have often stopped our drivers to express their love for our trucks that showcase
the importance of families spending time together.

Introducing our
Key Location and Road Warrior Programs

Our Road Warriors earn $0.05 cpm extra, and receive $100 more in weekly guarantee. Give us a call today to find out more about the program!

Live in Des Moines IA, Quad Cities IA, Chicago, Indianapolis, or Toledo? Earn an additional $0.05 for domiciling in these areas!

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2020 Best Fleets to Drive For

We are proud to have been selected as a Best Fleets to Drive For company for the last six years in a row!

2020 Best Fleets to Drive For. Best Overall fleet for small carrier.

Nussbaum was also recognized as the Best Large Carrier Fleet to Drive For in 2020.

Ready for a Company that truly Values You?
Come Join Us!

We’re headquartered in Central Illinois, but our drivers are from all over the country. With several hot spots and a growing hiring area, there’s a good chance we have an opening near you.

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