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Coffee—How it Helps and How Much is Too Much

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Coffee—many people wouldn’t want to start their day without it. Coffee is such a vital part of the day that we can’t get our morning started until that first cup is in the system. While coffee isn’t the only vehicle for getting caffeine into the body, it is the most widely consumed. So, though there are energy drinks, sodas, and teas that can deliver quite a punch of caffeine, we’re going to mostly talk about coffee here. Read More

The Future of Fuel Economy

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Monday, February 15, 2021

The NTB leadership team is always keen on learning about new technologies in the trucking industry, with fuel economy, cleaner-burning fuel, and engine technology being of top interest. Following is a brief summary of some new innovations in engine and fuel technology. Read More

Valentine’s Day is Coming, Ways to Stay Connected from the Road

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Monday, February 8, 2021

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, but there is still time to make it special—even when you can’t be there. It happens to the best of us...you plan to get around to doing something nice for the person you care most about in your life, but then Valentine’s Day comes and goes just like any other day. Read More

Drafting—Safety vs. Fuel Economy

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Monday, February 1, 2021

Following a truck closely to increase fuel efficiency is a dangerous practice. We look into the Mythbusters episode on drafting and the clear decision to choose safety over economy. Read More

Stay Safe on Ice—While Driving and While Walking

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Monday, January 18, 2021

We have entered the time of year in the Midwest when icy roads and parking lots can sneak right up on a driver. As experienced drivers know, asphalt can freeze fast in the right conditions. It’s time for that seasonal reminder about not only driving on icy roads but walking on icy parking lots and loading docks too. Read More

Update Your Podcast and Audiobook Library

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Driving for hours every workday or night requires the majority of an NTB driver’s attention. That being said, it can make the time seem to go faster if there is something to listen to in the background. Podcasts and audiobooks can be interesting, funny, informative, and entertaining. Read More

Staying Healthy on the Road—How to Nourish the Body for a Robust Immune System

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Monday, January 4, 2021

It’s important to think of feeding our bodies in a similar way to how we approach engine care. Immune health is currently at top of mind for many and we have some thoughts on maintaining the body to be healthy while on the road to start the new year right. Read More

A Reflection on 2020, Looking Forward to 2021

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Monday, December 28, 2020

Out with the old and in with the new! Seems a fitting phrase for 2020 as we welcome 2021 and all of its potential with open arms. Read More

Merry Christmas!

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Monday, December 21, 2020

A Christmas miracle sure is welcome this year. NTB wishes all a Merry Christmas. Read More

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