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Random Trucking Facts

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Monday, December 14, 2020

There’s a whole lot that goes into moving freight from producer to warehouse to retail store. We thought a fun post with a few random facts about our industry might be a fun diversion to dive into. Read More

NTB is a Great Company to Work for and Here’s Why

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Monday, December 7, 2020

Considering a driving position with NTB? Read on to find out why NTB is a great company to work for. Read More

Gifts for Your Favorite Truck Driver

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Monday, November 30, 2020

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving was last week and we are now deep into the Christmas season. With slowdowns in residential package deliveries this year, why not get started on your holiday shopping now? At NTB, we have an inkling of what drivers like to have in their cabs, so thought we’d offer some suggestions for some awesome gift-giving. Read More

A Time to Give Thanks

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Monday, November 23, 2020

This year, we have all been met with unique challenges we never expected to face in our lifetimes. At NTB, when we reflect on 2020, we realize just how much we have to be thankful for. We have a community of leaders, from our mechanics to our office staff, dispatchers to drivers, and our clients as well. We are extremely grateful. We couldn’t be whole with one individual, as we are a sum of our parts. Likewise, the sum wouldn’t be complete without each and every individual. You are all vital to our success. Read More

What’s the Big Hurry? Slow ‘er Down and Keep ‘er Moving

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Most NTB drivers have a goal of over 3,000 miles per week or 100,000 miles in a year because it’s a well-known fact that if your truck is sitting idle, you aren’t making money. Waiting for a load to be ready, a route from dispatch to be assigned or a traffic backup to clear can seem like wasted time when you get paid by the miles driven. However, hurrying to make up for lost time won’t necessarily have the intended result. At NTB, our message is to get there safely while getting as many miles in as possible. Read More

Women In Trucking—What’s Keeping You From Becoming A Driver?

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Monday, November 9, 2020

There are a few hurdles for everyone who wants to enter a career in truck driving—CDL school, driver training, and then researching and applying to companies you feel would be a good fit. Then there are the challenges drivers discover in the first year of driving—being away from home, finding time for family, and learning how to maneuver a big rig to stay safe and accident-free Read More

Like the Difference Between Night and Day

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Monday, November 2, 2020

NTB Trucking has a new initiative starting in Lansing, Michigan—shared truck full-time positions. NTB has purchased new day cab tractors which will run as 12 on/12 off operations—two drivers per truck. These assignments, available immediately, will be 12-hour shifts with hometime every day. As is NTB’s guarantee for all drivers, these positions are five consecutive days followed by the same two days off every week. Read More

The Decrease of Daylight

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Monday, October 26, 2020

It happens twice every year—the switch from standard time to daylight saving time in the spring and back again come autumn. Add to that the decrease in daylight hours and driving between time zones and it can all be pretty disruptive to sleep patterns and mood. It can even be a bit confusing when it comes to logging time. Read More

Driver Logs—How Logging Time Has Changed

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Monday, October 19, 2020

With the move from paper logging to electronic logging devices (ELDs), recording driver data has changed a lot over the years. With the recent advent of ELDs, logging hours of service has been made much easier and more accurate. Read More

Below, Behind, In Front of Your Truck

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Monday, October 12, 2020

For NTB’s seasoned drivers, this is a reminder. For our new recruits and hires, this is what we want you to know. G.O.A.L.—What does it mean and why is it important? Read More