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Logging—Know the Logbook Rules

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Monday, August 3, 2020

While the rules are learned when studying for a CDL, they aren’t included in the test, and it is nonetheless very important to your safety to remember them. With that in mind, we are providing some good resources so that you can know and understand the logbook rules. Read More

From the Driver’s Perspective—Notes From Some Seasoned Drivers

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Monday, July 27, 2020

At NTB, we understand that a new career as a truck driver can leave a person with questions and a certain amount of anxiety. From obtaining a CDL to actual miles behind the wheel, it will likely take a year or more before a new driver has the skill to take on a new route with confidence. Read More

History of Trucking—The Department of Transportation

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Monday, July 20, 2020

In May, we wrote about the history of trucking regulations. This month we are doing a bit more of a deep dive into the Department of Transportation. NTB, along with all trucking companies, is strongly tied to the DOT, as the regulations and enforcement impact how we do business. Read More

Cool Eats on the Road

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Can you believe the heatwave we are experiencing in the Midwest? What better way for an NTB driver to cool off than with a cold healthy meal at the beginning and end of a long workday (or night). We’ve got a recipe, a couple of easy frozen snack ideas, and a few other ways to cool off for your drive. Read More

CVSA Operation Safe Driver Week – July 12-18

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Every year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducts Operation Safe Driver Week with an emphasis on one particular topic related to keeping America’s roads safe for everyone. This year, the focus is on speeding. Read More

4 Million Safe Miles—How One Driver Got It Done

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Monday, June 29, 2020

You must be thinking that is a typo. Surely, 4 Million Miles of truck driving, all without incident, couldn’t be possible. Well, it’s true, and NTB Trucking has the driver to prove it. Read More

Wind Down at the End of the Day/Week—Tips and techniques to leave work at work and find relaxation a

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Monday, June 22, 2020

It’s Monday and as a driver for NTB if your “weekend” falls on a Wednesday and Thursday, Monday can still seem like the longest day of the week. Finding a way that works for you to leave work at work and find peace and tranquility at the end of each day and week will help make life happy. Read More

Drive with Pride—Professionalism in Trucking

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Monday, June 15, 2020

At NTB, we believe being a truck driver is more than a job—it’s a career. As a trucking professional, here are a few tips to help you find satisfaction in your choice of employment. Read More

Make the Most of Your Trip—The Science of Fuel Economy

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Monday, June 8, 2020

A few months back, we published an NTB Trucking blog post about fuel economy. Well, we’re at it again with a little science about fuel and a couple more reminders on how to stay on budget as you drive. Read More

June is Bustin’ Out All Over

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Monday, June 1, 2020

Overcoming Summer Driving Challenges: Hydration, Sunshine, and Construction. Here at NTB Trucking headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan, it feels like we went straight from winter’s brutal cold to summer’s warm breezes and lush trees, skipping over spring entirely! Top tips for summer driving from NTB Trucking. Read More