Brent began his career in equipment maintenance in the family’s LTL/regional truckload business founded by his father in 1945. Upon graduation from high school, he began driving a truck and then transitioned to operations. In 1990, he left Nussbaum to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from Illinois State University. He went on to receive a Master’s Degree in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, AZ.
Brent returned to the family business as VP of Sales for the Truckload Division and then assumed the role of President in 2000. Since then, he has led the transformation of Nussbaum from a unionized, LTL/regional truckload operation to a non-union, irregular route truckload and dedicated carriage services company serving forty-eight states.
Under Brent’s leadership, Nussbaum has enjoyed record growth and has been recognized with multiple accolades within the transportation industry for its innovative spirit and commitment to integrity. From designing solutions for customers’ specific challenges to developing and implementing ground breaking equipment modifications, Nussbaum lives its motto of “Setting New Ideas in Motion.”
Nussbaum is currently celebrating it’s 73rd year in business and operates three hundred fifty trucks and eight hundred fifty trailers from its corporate headquarters in Hudson, IL.