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Nussbaum wins the award spanning transportation modes worldwide in the first year Caterpillar recognizes transportation service providers in the Supplier Excellence program.

October 17, 2023

HUDSON, IL – Nussbaum Transportation Services, Inc. has been named the 2023 Transportation Supplier of the Year by Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE: CAT). Caterpillar procurement leadership presented the award at their Supplier Excellence Recognition event in Grapevine, Texas, on September 26, 2023.

This award recognizes Nussbaum as the top-performing transportation supplier in Caterpillar’s global network, spanning air, ocean, Roll On/Roll Off, and North America Ground (less-than-truckload, full truckload, and open equipment). 2023 is the first year Caterpillar has recognized transportation suppliers as part of the Supplier Excellence Recognition event. Nussbaum was honored for delivering exceptional truckload services and outstanding performance in tender acceptance, on-time delivery, and consistent service over decades of partnership.

During the award ceremony, Pam Heminger, Senior Vice-President for the Strategic Procurement and Planning Division said, “Simply put, Caterpillar suppliers are the front-end of our value chain to ensure we deliver innovative products and services that make our customers more successful. By working together, we can deliver on our purpose to help our customers build a better, more sustainable world.”

“For over forty-five years, our company has served Caterpillar as a supplier of choice,” said Brent Nussbaum, Chief Executive Officer of Nussbaum Transportation. “This award represents the tireless efforts of our employee-owners to help Caterpillar reach their growth targets and goals. It is very exciting to be part of their success and be recognized for achieving supplier excellence.”

“We are very honored to receive this award,” said Chris Aranda, Vice-President of Sales & Business Analytics at Nussbaum. “A huge thank you to Caterpillar for this recognition and for hosting us in Grapevine. The intentionality around the event and around our relationship was second to none. Brent Nussbaum and I received the award, but knew our employee-owners back home and on the road had earned this award. Success like this takes people who care about their work and show it in every interaction with suppliers, coworkers, and customers. A huge thank-you to our employee-owners who make wins like this happen at Nussbaum.”

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About Nussbaum

Nussbaum is an industry leader in over-the-road freight transportation. Since 1945, trust and integrity have guided our operations as we serve our customers and employees with a level of care and integrity unique to Nussbaum. In 2018, we began a new journey as an ESOP, giving our people an ownership stake in the company. As employee-owners, we are purpose-driven to create a positive impact with every interaction and maximize Nussbaum’s potential for ourselves, our families, our customers, and our partners. For more information on our award-winning services and top-paying driver careers, visit or


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