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March 8, 2024

HUDSON, IL – Nussbaum Transportation Services has been named the 2024 ESOP Company of the Year by the Illinois Chapter of the ESOP Association. Chapter leadership announced the award at their Spring Conference in Oak Brook, Illinois, on March 7, 2024.

The annual award recognizes an ESOP company for demonstrating “a strong commitment to employee ownership through involvement with The ESOP Association and its programs, clear communication with employees, and a commitment to the ESOP Association’s vision of endorsing employee participation, wealth creation, and individual dignity and worth.”

“If you take care of your people, everything else truly does take care of itself,” said CEO Brent Nussbaum upon accepting the award. “We became an ESOP back in 2018 and could never have imagined the amount of engagement we would get. We thought we had a phenomenal culture before….now, I just stand back because they have driven things forward. Thank you for this award, and this opportunity.”

Nussbaum was also represented by Justin Worden, Chair of the ESOP Committee, and Dayton Rumbold, ESOP Committee Member.

L-R: Becky Streff, Chapter President; Dayton Rumbold, Justin Worden, Brent Nussbaum.

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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