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Rolling Into Autumn

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Monday, September 14, 2020

It’s starting to feel like fall in the Midwest and with that comes the last pushes by road crews to complete work before the snow falls, shorter daylight hours, and a wind-down of mind and body in preparation for winter. How does the coming of fall and winter affect NTB drivers? What are some good methods to ease into fall? Read More

Work-Life Balance

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Monday, September 7, 2020

It may come as no surprise that a career as a truck driver can mean being away from home both day and night. So, how does one strike a balance between work and life if the cab of the truck acts as your workspace and home space five out of seven days a week? Read More

How Difficult is it to Become a Truck Driver? It’s More About Being a Truck Driver

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Monday, August 31, 2020

So, you’re thinking about getting your CDL-A and starting a career in truck driving? It sounds great – the open road, new sights, and cities, the independence you’ll feel as you drive. While all of these benefits are part of it, there are some things you should consider to make sure you are a good candidate for a life on the road. Read More

Brake Safety Week August 23-29

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Monday, August 24, 2020

Issues with braking are obviously a big deal. This year’s focus during Brake Safety Week will be on hoses and tubes. Read More

Stress—How to Decompress Quickly

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Monday, August 17, 2020

How does a person behind the wheel of a truck maneuvering up to 80,000 pounds of weight manage that primal acute stress response? Read on as we offer a few methods to quickly get that heart rate down and the mind focused on the task at hand. Read More

Drop and Hook Versus Live Load

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Monday, August 10, 2020

If you are thinking about truck driving for a career, we have some information that might interest you. What is the difference between live load and drop-and-hook? Which is easier and results in better earnings for a truck driver? What does NTB offer for its drivers? Read More

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