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Transitioning to Spring Driving

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Just what is spring driving? It can change from clear roads to snow and ice in the blink of an eye. Here are some thoughts on preparing for the transition. Read More

St. Patrick’s Day—A Time to Celebrate Heritage

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Monday, March 15, 2021

It’s St. Patrick’s Day week! A time when all of us at NTB begin to welcome spring and celebrate all that is Irish. Whatever your ethnic heritage is, everyone's got a bit of Irish in them this time of year. Read More

Women’s History Month—The Past, Present, and Future of Women in Trucking

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Monday, March 8, 2021

March is Women’s History Month. We thought this would be a good time to highlight some of the history of women in the trucking industry, where they are now, and the future for women in trucking. Read More

Demand for Drivers on the Rise

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Monday, March 1, 2021

Truck drivers are in demand and NTB Trucking is hiring. If you’ve ever considered driving a truck as a career, now is the time to get into the industry. If you are an experienced truck driver, you are in even higher demand. Read More

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