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Posted on 09.18.2017 Under Legislative, Recent Post

The Michigan Association of Timbermen is proud to award the 2016 Excellence in Trucking Award to Nathan Hubbard Timber Transport LLC of Hillman, MI. Nathan and his wife Robin established the company in 2006. Originally, Nathan wanted to work for his dad, but Howard insisted on selling them a truck to start their own business.

Nathan bought his first truck, a 1997 T800 Kenworth, and has built the business to a fleet of 4 log trucks. In 2013 they hired their first employee, Nathan Torsch and now employ 6 people. Robin takes care of the office and keeps things organized. Kevin Bissland & Lee Brandt are truck drivers, while their son, Joshua Fuhrman is their full-time mechanic and shop foreman. Howard Hubbard, Nathan’s dad has his own trucking business but works closely with Nathan’s team.

Nathan and Robin built their new truck shop in 2015. Joshua works full-time in the shop and all the drivers do their own maintenance and greasing. The drivers help out in the shop when major repairs are needed. According to Nathan, all of the employees are jacks-of-all-trades and work together to keep the trucks rolling.

Nathan is very hands on and has built most of the trucks he runs today. He also designed the Ice-O-Later, a scraper blade which runs off airbags on the pup. The Ice-O-Later keeps the logging roads smooth in the summer and has a toothed scraper for ice in the winter.

Nathan Hubbard Timber Transport, LLC hauls for numerous logging companies all over the state. They have a number of steady suppliers and works with additional timber producers to move wood as efficiently as possible, being loaded in both directions when feasible. Nathan is not afraid of hard work and long days, sometimes spending the night in his truck if necessary to get the wood moved.

You can look at Nathan’s trucks and see the pride he and his drivers take in running good quality, well-maintained equipment. The company has very little turnover with the employees. They feel treating the employees well is the key to their successful business.

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