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Posts Tagged With 'Driver Tips'


Vaccines for Drivers

Posted in Blog, News  
Monday, May 24, 2021

With the hope for a more normal future on the horizon, receiving a vaccination could be the first step in creating a safer space and stopping COVID-19 from spreading. At NTB, we want all of our staff and drivers to remain safe during the coming months and encourage everyone to use their best judgement when it comes to wearing masks, washing their hands, and getting the vaccine if you so choose. The goal is to make sure all drivers remain healthy so they can continue to support the country and keep on truckin’. Read More

Careers in Trucking—What’s Stopping You?

Posted in Blog, News  
Monday, May 17, 2021

If you haven’t asked yourself what’s stopping you from checking out a career in trucking yet, now is the time! With all of the many benefits that come with working at NTB, job security, and a community filled with dedicated employees, it should be easy to make the choice to start your career today. Read More

International Roadcheck—Why is it Important?

Posted in Blog, News  
Monday, May 3, 2021

Safety is always our number one priority and that is why every International Roadcheck is important to us. Follow along to read up on how you can prepare ahead of time so things go smoothly. Read More

Safety First!—Defensive Driving Techniques

Posted in Blog, News  
Monday, April 12, 2021

As truck driving professionals, we have a responsibility to learn and apply every resource we can in order to reduce accidents and protect ourselves and our communities. Though we teach a variety of defensive driving skills in our training, we are more than familiar with the Smith System and encourage our employees to utilize these techniques. Read More

Steer Clear, Spring is Here

Posted in Blog, News  
Monday, April 5, 2021

We are no stranger to the animals of the Upper Midwest region where we operate. That is why it is important for all drivers to be knowledgeable about their environment so we can haul safely. Read More

Transitioning to Spring Driving

Posted in Blog, News  
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

Coffee—How it Helps and How Much is Too Much

Posted in Blog, News  
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

Posted in Blog, News  
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

Posted in Blog, News  
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

Posted in Blog, News  
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

Posted in Blog, News  
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

Posted in Blog, News  
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

Posted in Blog, News  
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

NTB is a Great Company to Work for and Here’s Why

Posted in Blog, News  
Monday, December 7, 2020

Considering a driving position with NTB? Read on to find out why NTB is a great company to work for. Read More

Gifts for Your Favorite Truck Driver

Posted in Blog, News  
Monday, November 30, 2020

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving was last week and we are now deep into the Christmas season. With slowdowns in residential package deliveries this year, why not get started on your holiday shopping now? At NTB, we have an inkling of what drivers like to have in their cabs, so thought we’d offer some suggestions for some awesome gift-giving. Read More