As a professional driver, have you ever struggled with the idea of being coached by someone who has never sat in that seat? Never driven a truck or been through the difficulties of being a professional driver? While those people can be helpful for some questions, sometimes you just need to hear from someone who really knows the ropes. For Nussbaum drivers, 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.
Congratulations to all of our Nussbaum Family! High five the person next to you and tell them great job! Why? Because thanks to all of your efforts, Truckload Carriers Assocation and Carriers Edge have named Nussbaum a 2019 Best Fleet to Drive For. This is the 5th year IN A ROW that we have received this honor! This could not happen without all of the Nussbaum family: drivers, operations, HR, maintenance, accounting, and everyone in between working together to make Nussbaum a great place to work and a Best Fleet to Drive For!
As a military and trucking veteran who has been in the industry since the late 70s, it’s safe to say that Jeff King has been “around the block.” Jeff’s experience goes beyond driving. With 8 years running CDL schools also under his belt, he’s well equipped to guide new drivers and build into the skills of experienced drivers.
“I’ve worn a lot of different hats in this industry.”
“How do I get better, and how do I help others be better?”
Mike Vanyzendoorn’s experience as both a driver and pastor have equipped him to work close with people. He loves to hear their stories, share their experiences, and see what lessons lie within that he can help bring to the surface.
As the “Nussbaum baby,” Maya Hernandez is excited to share her perspective as a driver who has “grown up” within the Nussbaum system. Maya brings fresh ideas and an open heart to the table. As you talk to Maya you will quickly see how her quick learning, passion, perspective, and desire to forge relationships are why we call her “The Prodigy”.
“I am a big relationship person and I am excited to learn from other drivers as well as maybe give a little insight.”