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Driver Manager

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Listing Status: Filled
  • Date Posted: 2023-11-15 07:00

Job Description

Welcome!👋Thanks for stopping by. We’re excited that you’re considering Nussbaum as the next step in your career! To kick it off, here’s a little about who we are:

  • We are employee-owned. All of our people receive an ownership stake in the company via our ESOP.
  • We are Purpose Driven. Our goal is to make a positive impact through each interaction. Therefore, character and integrity are essential.
  • We celebrate faith & family. We believe God owns this business and we’re just stewards for a season.
  • Innovation is our thing. We’re bent on continuous improvement and crushing expectations. We aren’t afraid to try something new.
  • We enjoy being at work. The transportation industry is hectic, but we do our best to have fun along the way.🙂

Does that match what you’re looking for?

Now, for those job details:

As a Driver Manager at Nussbaum, you will oversee your own fleet of 30-35 drivers. You’ll serve as their primary point of contact, essentially the face of Nussbaum to them. On a daily basis, you’ll help them to work through unforeseen circumstances and provide information, coaching, accountability, and discipline as needed. Your primary objective is to help drivers grow and succeed in their role, ensuring job satisfaction and retention. Responsibilities include:

  • Prompt and excellent phone coverage: answering questions on load schedules, load information, directions, help with fuel stops, parking locations, etc.
  • Cross-department communication: working with operations, the shop, HR/Safety, etc. to keep drivers moving.
  • Process reports in order to maintain data integrity and driver accountability.
  • Coach drivers on safety, efficiency, etc.
  • Respond to driver ideas, frustrations, or concerns related to their job satisfaction.
  • Hold drivers accountable for on-time arrivals and federal Hours-of-Service regulations (HOS). Administer initial disciplinary measures as needed.

Job Schedule

  • Full-time position
  • Monday-Friday; 7:30am – 5:00pm
  • Location: Corporate Offices – 19336 N. 1425 East Rd., Hudson, IL 61748


  • Health, dental, & vision coverage for you + eligible dependents.
  • Life & disability insurance.
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) option for healthcare and childcare expenses.
  • ESOP account – company-funded supplemental retirement account (on top of the 401k).
  • 401(k) match.
  • Paid holidays & escalating PTO.
  • Cross-Department Networking – get to know fellow employee owners through network lunches, financial workshops, serving on a committee/event team, service projects, and GrowRED activities.
  • GrowRED Professional Development – earn rewards points as you engage in classes, seminars, job shadows, online trainings, and activities with fellow employee owners!
  • Company Wellness Program – includes step and weight loss incentives, gym reimbursements, and free add-on healthcare benefits. Earn rewards points for engaging in a healthy, active lifestyle!
  • Rewards – GrowRED + Wellness points may be redeemed for gift cards, electronics, PTO days, and more!
  • Food days! Once per month, enjoy a free gourmet lunch served by fellow employee-owners.

Job Requirements

Here’s the type of person we’re looking for:

  • Strong Communicator – including patience and a friendly attitude.
  • Team player – able to interact well with others, respectful, gives/receives feedback with grace and honesty.
  • Self-motivated – identifies new opportunities and takes initiative to solve problems.
  • Learner – always looking to grow, both personally and professionally.
  • Efficient – able to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Computer savviness – Outlook, Typing, Word, etc…
  • A desire to be accommodating and empathetic when working with others
  • A basic knowledge of trucks and trailers and their basic mechanical functions
  • An understanding of DOT regulations
  • Previous driving and or dispatch experience is a plus

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