These three drivers turned driver managers are the breath of fresh air you’ve been waiting for at Terminal Exchange. They share a full-circle perspective of Nussbaum from the heart of a driver and the thoughts of a driver manager.
We’ll talk trucking (of course), but we’ll also sit entranced as Jeff Jackson relives the scary moments of law enforcement alongside the belly-laughing, I-can’t-believe-that-happened funny side of law enforcement.
Jump back in with Mike Stumreiter this week as we buzz through a conversation on he and his wife’s new hobby and small business – beekeeping. It will not bee boring, and the bee puns are actually surprisingly minimal.
Ignite your humanity as Mike relives a gut-wrenching memory that is sure to keep you from getting complacent and help you prioritize the value of life.
Like little kids on Christmas morning, we couldn’t wait to sit down and have a jolly conversation with Nussbaum Santa Claus, Gene Reiland, who moonlights as a technician in the shop.
Listen to this dramatic re-telling of the Christmas Story to set the stage, prepare your heart, and feed your anticipation to celebrate Christmas Day.
To celebrate the 50th episode of Terminal Exchange, we spoke with American Trucking Associations (ATA) President, Chris Spear.
What does it take to entice new customers, deepen current relationships, and keep loads coming for Nussbaum? Step into the office and get a first-hand look into the Nussbaum Sales Department in this episode with Chris Aranda.
Whether you want it or not, Richard Jones is going to give you a wake-up call because a wake-up call is what saved his life.
Prepare your heart to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, in the good, the bad, and the terrible. Jim gives inspiration and powerful ways to realign your thoughts and heart to celebrate the holidays through thanksgiving.
Hold onto your hat, because we’re moving back in time to visit Thanksgiving Day milestones: the first Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving in the Revolutionary War, and Thanksgiving in the Civil War.
With understated humor that will have you in tears, Kent shares his take on Nussbaum’s office staff, rolling with change, and training new drivers. Get a behind the scenes, unfiltered diagnosis of sales, accounting, and operations at Nussbaum because Kent’s going to tell you how it is.
He’s been trucking. Forever. And he’s dabbled in it all: reefer, doubles, flatbed, owner-operator, you name it, and Bill knows something about it. Pull up a chair with the always-smiling, always-traveling, never-short-on-a-story Bill Petersen in this episode of Terminal Exchange. Besides five years in the U.S. Army, Bill has been driving since he was 16 […]
We talk faith and family with Neil this week as he walks us through the miles of his life: from a recent mission trip to Tijuana, to his current journey of moving to Arkansas in an RV, and the 2020 cross country trip his grandchildren are planning with him.
The Baby of the Family You probably knew about Nussbaum family members working at Nussbaum Transportation by their names: Brent Nussbaum, Kirk Nussbaum, and Brendon Nussbaum. But did you know about the fourth? Alden and Tillie Nussbaum’s seventh child, the baby of the siblings, is making a living at Nussbaum among other employees. As a […]
Grab a seat and lean in, because we’re sitting down with Jay Clason. Jay’s a man with 37 years in the U.S. Army, 34 countries under his boots, and 49 states notched in his belt. You could say he’s been around the block a few times.
In this episode of Terminal Exchange, we’re rounding out our Top 10 entries. Be inspired, be encouraged, and take pride listening to these employee-owners talk about how being an employee-owner at Nussbaum has changed their life.
The entries are in. The decisions are made. And we have a Top 10 for “What does being an employee-owner mean to you?”
October is National Cybersecurity Month. In a digitized world that goes more and more electronic every day, ask yourself, are you safe from the bad guys?
This week we welcome Jonathan Rust to Terminal Exchange. And you could write at least a 12-chapter book on him. Jonathan starts the episode by meandering through how he got started in trucking, but the fairytale opening ends there.
You asked for him. And we got him. The most requested interview is here. We’re grateful to welcome the even-keeled, wise, and humble AJ Edgington to this episode of Terminal Exchange.
Never bored, but always on a board (snow, paddle, surf, and skate) get ready to be motivated by the remarkable stories of Adrienne Riel. Hit cruise and press play.
On first appearance, Calvin may make you hesitate. But he washes any hesitation away with a hearty handshake, genuine, joyful smile, and a heart of service and wisdom. Calvin talks about his testimony, how he ministers awake and asleep, and what he wants you to know about living life.
Want answers now? This episode is for you. Brent addresses the overly busy operations departments, new hires, and concerns about Nussbaum’s growth. Take heart that the comment you submitted in the survey has been read, will be addressed, and is being worked on now.
Dennis Gray hops into the hot seat this week on Terminal Exchange. He’s been cruising our nation’s roads for a while now, but before he was a navigator of the sea seeing the world. We could write a book on him – but here’s just a brief glimpse of Captain Dennis.
Phillip sits down with Caleb from the Recruiting Team and Nathan Anderson from the Load Planners and Account Managers team in this episode of Terminal Exchange.
Nussbaum’s Chaplain, Jim Revelle, is back with the final installment of a three-part series.
Whether you’re a trainee or veteran driver, this episode will be the best 30 minutes of entertainment you’ve heard in a while. Trainer Mike Cline took CFO Bill Wettstein out on the road as a trainee for a week. And the stories are just as good as you’re imagining.
Sit down with Bill Wettstein in this episode of Terminal Exchange – family man, minister, farm boy, driver trainee, and Nussbaum CFO.
Nussbaum’s Chaplain, Jim Revelle, is back with the second installment of a three-part series.
Terminal Exchange is celebrating Independence Day in a slightly different style than our typical episode. Enjoy this homespun narrative of patriotism.
It’s a bit wild, extremely important, and our main goal at Nussbaum. And that makes it our Wildly Important Goal (WIG). Each departmental team at Nussbaum has its own tasks to complete to make it happen.
Nussbaum’s Chaplain, Jim Revelle, is back with the first installment of a three-part series. Listen at your own discretion, because we’re talking about Jesus.
Press play on this quick, bonus exchange. Nussbaum crack-ups Chris Vincent, Brian Cannon, and Mark Stalter will have you rolling. Happy Father’s Day!
Phillip and Cory Adams are sure to leave you grinning with their father/son banter, teary-eyed with stories of tragedy, and ready to take on safe driving with their episode of Terminal Exchange. Father/Son Duo You’ll hear their smiles in this episode. You’ll feel gut-wrenching agony. You’ll be thinking about how easily you take safety for […]
Have you heard of Nussbaum’s Certified RED program? It’s full of rewards: a pay increase, specialized hats and rings, and a custom decal for your truck.
2019 Roadcheck is next week, June 4 – 6, and we sat down with Jeff Swan, a risk advisor with HNI who retired from the Wisconsin State Patrol with over 30 years of experience. Jeff talks inspections, encouragement, and unbelievable stories from his days patrolling.
Memorial Day – it’s not just barbecues, sunshine, and a Monday off work. It’s a day of reflection and gratitude. Listen to the experiences of Nussbaum drivers Brian Stultz, a Patriot Guard Rider, and Lonnie Bartak, a Legion Rider, as they reflect on their service in the Navy and their involvement honoring other veterans.
Standing up for what you believe in can cause your knees to click together with quakes – it’s not without a little anxiety that Nussbaum has declared their faith. Hear Nussbaum’s CEO, Brent Nussbaum, retell the story of how using trucking as a platform for faith began. It’s Always Been Faith & Family Celebrating Faith […]
Being a woman on the road is unique but being a Trucker Mama to two of her own children and hundreds of trainee children is all in a day’s work for Darla Smith. She’s sweet, strong, and full of advice to keep her girls safe on the road each day. Darla is bound to delight you in this episode of Terminal Exchange.
Plasma actuators, flux capacitors, and who knew that solar paint was even a thing? Join us this week as we talk future-tech and innovation with Truck Centers EVP Justin Hopkins and Nussbaum’s Director of Maintenance, Tony Morthland.
“As men and women, we need to step back and ask ourselves: “In our life where is the Wildly Important Gap?”
In this week’s episode of Terminal exchange, we dive deep into the 4 Disciplines of Execution with Les Kaschner to learn what they are and how they can help us reach both our business and personal goals.
Press play on this quick, bonus exchange. Nussbaum Chaplain Jim Revelle stops by with an encouraging Easter message.
We’re running the numbers in this episode. Our IT department shares their goals for improving communications by decreasing emails from 65,000 to 20,000. Plus, we feature Nussbaum CFO Bill Wettstein and unload ESOP, projections, and company growth.
He always does both – ruling the pool table and perfecting his planning. Tomorrow’s episode of Terminal Exchange features the fast-talking, slow-driving Randy Pugh. Tune in for a guaranteed laugh.
“I’ve been doing this for years; do I really need more training?” In this week’s Terminal Exchange, we dive deep into this question with Nussbaum Trainer, Cory Adams.
Underneath the laughter and “Dad” jokes, you might not have realized that Brian Cannon also has a deep, serious passion for supporting families who are facing one of the scariest real-life monsters, childhood cancer. This week, we shared some good laughs and heartfelt stories with Brian to learn more about what drives his passion.
Mix together a handful of wisdom, a helping of humor, wrap it all up in some great family stories, and what do you get? Tune in to this week’s episode to meet The Prodigy: Performance Coach, Maya Hernandez.
Growing up near the sights and sounds of Wrigley Field, Mike Vanyzendoorn first found himself behind the wheel of a truck running the streets of Chicago with next to no experience. Years later, the seasons of life eventually led Mike to Nussbaum. This week we talk with Mike about being a driver and pastor and what he looks forward to as a performance coach at Nussbaum.
Quinton Barrett and Jay Green of People Element join us to talk about measuring employee engagement, collecting data and the importance of sharing it, and how Nussbaum measures up.
When it comes to experience, Jeff has no shortage, and he is excited to share his stories and some of the lessons he’s learned along the way.
From the driver’s seat to the office chair, to the pulpit, to home, Chris Chaney exudes passion and joy in everything he does. Buckle in for some rich conversation and find out why Chris has “no bad days.”
Patience – a virtue that we pray for but also sweat when God forces us to grow it. Clark Reed is a patience pro and a successful driver. But he unloads how he’s far from perfect.
As a professional driver, have you ever struggled with the idea of being coached by someone who has never sat in that seat? That’s where Jeff King, Mike Vanyzendoorn, and Maya Hernandez step in. These three active Nussbaum drivers are excited to build new relationships with other drivers and share their experience as our newest driver performance coaches.
40 years at Nussbaum. 48 years of marriage. And those aren’t final numbers. Garrie and Avis Atkins are tried and true devotees to Nussbaum Transportation and each other. Scrounge secrets from them as they dive into the art of showing up.
Are you ready for the thriller of 2019? We’ll dish it out in this episode stocked with specs on Nussbaum’s new 2020 Freightliner Cascadias and future gadgets en route. Step aside, Jetson Family, Nussbaum’s bringing the future.
Listen to what’s new for 2019 with Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner, Truck Centers, and Nussbaum Transportation in this ear-tingling episode.
What does a chaplain do in his free time? Watch Cubs games, go to the movies with his wife, and be exhausted by his seven grandchildren. What does he do otherwise? Encourage, serve, and support you.
Brian and Janine host the afternoon show on Central Illinois’ Christian radio station, WCIC. Janine, an aspiring ballerina turned almost reporter turned high school teacher turned radio host, dazzles with her joyous laugh and compassionate heart. Brian, a former government worker – who always brings the fun – oozes quick wit and quotable one-liners.
30 years at Nussbaum. 48 years with her beloved husband. Loyalty is Vicky’s nature. Glean sage advice from a servant-hearted woman who has seen it all and listen to her final moments at Nussbaum.