Finishing Program

Where CDL-A graduates go to train for the real road ahead.

And get paid in the process.

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A foundation for a
long-lasting career.

Whether you’re working on your CDL-A or you’ve recently graduated, you’ve likely started thinking about which fleet you should choose. Nussbaum’s Finishing Program was designed to give you the tools, training and confidence you need to build a career that grows with you.

The Finishing Program pairs best-in-class drivers with knowledgeable trainers who are passionate about helping you succeed and reach new milestones at every turn. From the nuances of mountain driving to safe city driving, no matter what road you go down you’ll be ready to roll Solo in no time.


What to Expect

  • Become a Certified Solo Driver in just 4 months
  • Earn $40,000 or more your first year
  • Average earnings your second year increase to $58-63K
  • Guaranteed Pay Increases the next 3 years!

What You'll Need

  • Minimum 21 years of age w/current CDL-A
  • Zero moving violations in the past 3 years
  • No serious preventable accidents in the past 3 years
  • No reckless driving, alcohol-related or drug-related violations

We’re Different and we like that.
Our Drivers do too.

There’s no such thing as the perfect truck driving job or company, and we’re not afraid to say it. A career is a big investment, so we think you should have all the information you need when making this important decision.

Our recruiting philosophy, and the reason why so many of our drivers stay with us, is that we give you the most accurate picture of what driving for Nussbaum looks like from day one, ensuring we never fall short of your expectations.


The Best Drive Here.

Our Company Drivers are the best in the business. Over-the-road is tough and we get that. Your hard work is rewarded here in a variety of ways, and you’ll never be known by just your truck number. How about new-model trucks, advanced equipment, high-tech maintenance and support? Yeah, you’ll get that too.

Paying Practical Miles and More.

We pay by practical miles rather than short miles because this is the most accurate way to get our drivers more. More than just a mileage rate, we bring it when it comes to accessorial pay and bonuses. We were recently recognized as a Top Pay Carrier for offering a compensation package that ranks in the top 20% of our industry.

First-Rate 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)
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2023 Best Fleets to Drive For. Best Overall fleet for small carrier.

We are honored to be recognized as a Best Fleet to Drive For in 2023, the ninth consecutive year we have received this award.

We were also named to the Best Fleets to Drive For Hall of Fame for the second year in a row. The Hall of Fame distinguishes carriers awarded in multiple, consecutive years.

Nussbaum was recognized as the Best Overall Large Carrier in 2021 and 2020, and the Best Overall Small Carrier in 2019.

How Will You Drive?

Our state-of-the-art headquarters are located in Central Illinois, but our driver base comes from all over the nation. With several hot spots and a growing hiring area, chances are we have an opening near you.

If hired in our Primary Hiring Area, you can expect to return home weekly. Often this includes spending two consecutive weeks out about 4-6 times a year.

Our Extended Hiring Area features a Two Weeks Out plan that gets you home twice monthly. Plus, you can pick which day you prefer to arrive home, Friday or Saturday.