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Weekend Travel Advantages

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Monday, June 18, 2018

The truck driving industry is a 24/7 operation. This lends itself to the reality that many truck drivers travel on the weekdays, weekends, or both. At NTB, all drivers are guaranteed a minimum of 48 hours off per week with extended benefits for weekend drivers. Following are a few of the benefits to working the weekends. Read More

Traits of a Trucker

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Truck driving isn’t for everybody, but it could be for you. If you are interested in the transportation industry, enjoy being behind the wheel, and consider yourself reliable then you should consider a job with NTB. Read More

Regional Trucking Routes—Why NTB is the Family Friendly Option

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Monday, June 4, 2018

NTB started out as a long haul trucking service, but as customer demands changed, it made more sense to transition to be a regional carrier exclusively. Along with improved customer service, the advantages to drivers are real. Included in these benefits are more home time, lower expenses related to being away from home, and knowing the route you drive. Read More

Four Tips for Backing Up Your Trailer

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, backing up over fifty feet of semi-trailer is no easy feat. Very few drivers will ever completely master backing up a semi-trailer (everyone has one of those days once in a while), but the following four tips combined with lots of practice can help to make it easier. Read More

Taming Road Rage

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Sooner or later, if you spend enough time on the road, you’re bound to encounter that crazy, red-faced driver screaming, making obscene gestures and driving like a maniac – a classic case of road rage. Read on to learn more about the growing problem, how to stay safe and how to keep calm and keep on truckin’. Read More

The Importance Of Reading Road Signs

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

In the modern age of satellite communications, smartphones, and global positioning systems, you may be tempted to ignore the signs posted along your route and rely on technology to get you where you need to go, but even in the twenty-first century you need to stay alert and read the signs. Read More

Apps For The Road

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Monday, May 7, 2018

It feels like there is an app for everything these days. According to Statistica, there are over 2 million apps available for download as of March, 2017. While this number may seem overwhelming, we have identified a handful of the best apps for truckers to help make travel more efficient and less stressful. Here is a list of apps available for iOS and Android you might want to download before your next trip. Read More

Tips for New Truckers

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Truck-driving can be a excellent way to make a living with many perks that other occupations just don’t provide, but it can be challenging, especially when you are just getting your start. To help you get started right, here are five tips for new truckers. Read More

Hydration Tips for Truck Drivers

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Monday, April 23, 2018

As you may know, it can be a challenge to stay hydrated when you spend hours on the road every day, especially when attempting to keep bathroom breaks to a minimum. Unfortunately, the cost of dehydration can be high and may lead to heatstroke, muscle cramps, mental fatigue, and kidney stones. Here are some tips for staying hydrated and healthy on the road. Read More

Handy Items to Carry in Your Truck

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Monday, April 16, 2018

As a truck driver, you may be faced with unexpected events from time to time that require you to use your resources and initiative to meet the challenge and keep rolling. Unfortunately, without resources, initiative can only get you so far. In addition to a standard set of tools and some commonly replaced spare parts, here are some handy items to keep in your truck to help you deal with whatever the road sends your way. Read More