Profile For Ed L.

Ed L.'s Info

  • Location:
    Kokomo, IN

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    1 year, 3 months ago

Ed L.'s Bio

I graduated from SAGE Truck Driving School June 10, 2019. I'm scheduled to start orientation at Nuusbaum Transportation August 5.

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Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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New Graduate

No company experience, just a new CDL holder. They have a training program for trainees. They seemed reluctant to bring me on board at first after I sent them my application and folllowed it up with a phone call. A couple days later they called me back and asked me to come out and meet them. I spent several hours meeting some of their office/maintenance staff and out in the yard with a truck and trailer trainer. After the interview, they told me they would be glad to welcome me into the Nuusbaum family. They currently have 430 drivers and 22 trainees.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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New Graduate

Congratulations MiniD and Jim S! Good luck in training and future endeavors. I will be starting my training with Nuusbaum Aug 5. I'm sure you're like me and excited about getting on the road.

Posted:  6 months ago

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I passed!!

Congratulations Kyle!

dancing.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-banana.gifgood-luck.gif going forward in your career.

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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Finally got my CDL license!

Great news! Keep us posted on your career.

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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Company vs Paying for your own Cdl

One of the big factors for me was the ability to take advantage of my Military GI Bill bennefits. This will help me cushion my transition into the truck driving profession. There are quite a few trucking companies that offer an "apprenticeship" program for veterans. Originally, I planned to go to Roehl, but at the last minute I discovered Nuusbaum Transportation. My plan is to attend a private training school, obtain my CDL, and then get into Nuusbaum's finishing program. Remember too, not all apprenticeship programs are structured the same. For example, Roehl's apprenticeship program lasts 2 years and the amount of money offered each month is a lot less than Nuusbaum's 1 year enrollment per month. Just some food for thought.

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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CDL Permit exam

My experience has been that the High Road Program worked for me, twice, in the state of Indiana. I got my CLP the first time with all endorsements without any failures back in August '18, but didn't follow through with my plan to get into trucking. However, after waiting over 6 months and my CLP expiring, I've again passed the tests with no failures for the second time around with the plan of attending a 4 week trucking school in mid May '19 before heading off to Nuusbaum. It was a great tool. I believe Trucker Truth training was instrumental in successfully getting me to this point. The test questions weren't exactly from the training material, but I was able to take what I learned and apply it to the questions asked on the test.

Posted:  7 months ago

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Best Fleets to Drive for 2018 in Commercial Carrier Journal

I'm confidant that I can bring a lot to the table for them and in return they will generously compensate me for my efforts

In hindsight, I should have said they will compensate me not for my effort, but my results.

Posted:  7 months ago

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Best Fleets to Drive for 2018 in Commercial Carrier Journal

Thanks G and Bobcat for the acknowledgement and tips! This is my second post in this forum, but I've been studying and lurking for about 8 months. I've completed my preparations for attending CLD training (CLP & Endorsements etc), just not sure if I wanted to go company sponsored or private. One of my other considerations was among many others the use of military benefits, since I retired from the USAF.

I'm leaving a well established career at 54 to begin a new adventure, so it's taken me a while to sort everthing out. My prime concern was that I find the right match for not only myself, but the company as well. I believe I've done that with Nuusbaum. I'm confidant that I can bring a lot to the table for them and in return they will generously compensate me for my efforts. What drove it home for me though was the culture. They put an emphasis on faith, famility, and integrity. I really felt like they're recruitment and hiring process was fantastic. There are many good companies, but to me Nuusbaum rose to the top and they were it. After the tour yesterday, I'm beginning to understand why they have won so many awards and have a high retention rating.

Can you tell I'm excited? smile.gif

Posted:  7 months ago

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Best Fleets to Drive for 2018 in Commercial Carrier Journal

I just accepted an offer to drive for Nuusbaum Transportation starting in their finishing program as a new driver after I complete my CDL training in June. I spent the afternoon with them yesterday and was very impressed with their company. They gave me a guided tour of their facility, let me operate a tractor trailer in the yard, and introduced me to the operations/maintenance folks. To say I'm excited about starting my professional driving career with such great company would be an understatement. Give Nuusbaum a call If you're looking for a company with a rich history, an outstanding training program, great pay/benefits and an award winning reputation.

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