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FLEET MANAGEMENT

"Our mission is rooted in service." -Henry Schwarz, president

// NTB's technology allows it to evaluate fuel
economy by truck and drive-line configuration,
as well as by trailer.

Gliding Along

NTB USES INNOVATIVE EQUIPMENT ALONG WITH
DATA ANALYSIS TO RUN AS EFFICIENTLY AS
POSSIBLE IN THE MIDWEST.
>NTB

BY RUSS GAGER

When delivering mass-market
merchandise, operating at high efficiency is critical. With its innovative
and integrated systems, NTB is delivering for its customers with the highest
efficiency. "In our database, we have the
ability to not only evaluate fuel economy by truck and drive-line configuration, but we also are able to parse the
data in such a way that we can evaluate

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fuel economy by trailer," President
Henry Schwarz asserts. "So we make
adjustments to a trailer by changing out
our brake system, our tires, suspension,
aerodynamics - we're able to measure
what the effect is in regard to that."
Schwarz's son, Dan Schwarz, has his
own engineering firm that has done
work for NTB, developing a rail guard
system to improve trailer aerodynamics.
"We designed and manufacture our own

dual directional spring systems for the
skirt material, so that it's pretty much
impervious to corrosion and far more
robust than the system in the marketplace. It will retract at a 45-degree angle
in either direction without injury. So if
you turn a corner and hit a snow bank, it
will fold up underneath and come back
to normal position once it is no longer in
contact with the snow bank."
Instead of using auxiliary power
units, NTB's trucks are equipped with
three batteries that were developed for
-------------------------------------- [ PROFILE ]
NTB
www.ntbtrk.com
Headquarters: Wyoming, Mich.
Employees: 300
Specialty: Trucking
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