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Driver Spotlight: Paul Krausen – A Star on the Road

PAUL KRAUSEN IS NO STRANGER TO THE LIFE OF A STAR.
It all began back in the early 1990s, in Woodstock, IL, where Paul was cast as an extra for the popular film, Groundhog Day. “Bill Murray is basically my buddy,” Paul joked. Today, Paul has returned to the spotlight as a Nussbaum driver.

Paul is an Army veteran who “tried the suit and tie thing” without much enjoyment. His passion for exploring the country then kept him fueled for 15 years as a truck driver. During those years he switched between different companies until he finally thought: “I needed to do some research…

IT WAS TIME I FIND THE RIGHT COMPANY FOR ME
Paul put his resume out there and the recruiters came calling. Despite the seemingly glamorous results, he knew it wasn’t a decision to be made lightly. He checked each company’s AAA rating, turnover rates and even dug up driver blogs to find real insider perspective.

It was his experience with Nussbaum recruiter, Josh Carr that made Nussbaum stand out. “Josh actually tried to talk me out of the job. He was brutally honest about what a bad day might look like. He didn’t throw any punches, no smooth talking – his honesty won me over,” said Paul.

Paul has been a driver at Nussbaum now for three years. “This is the most people-oriented company I’ve ever encountered,” he shared, “and my scorecard is evidence of that. When I first started I didn’t rank very high in the scorecard program. But as of my last quarterly bonus payment I’m now in fifth place!”

HOW DID PAUL MAKE IT TO #5? HE SAYS IT’S ALL ABOUT KNOWING WHERE YOU’RE GOING.
“If I take the time to plan my route in detail, every turn, every stop – that saves fuel.” Even better, Paul shared that strategic planning means he has the opportunity to schedule in exciting destinations across the country: “Because I take the time to plan my trips, I’ve been able to see some wild stuff. From the old landscapes of Jesse James to space capsules, I’m grateful my job at Nussbaum has given me these opportunities.”

Paul also shared that the supportive culture at Nussbaum has helped him improve. “It surprises me every time that if walk in to headquarters, Brent Nussbaum will make an effort to come and shake my hand. He wants to know who I am. Even when I’m just calling in from the road, the person on the other line knows my name.”

“Nussbaum turns the tables. They put the driver first. If I’m tired, I stop. If I don’t feel safe, I stop. It’s a unique company. I’ve been around the circuit and I can guarantee you won’t find anything better than Nussbaum.”