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Driver Mike Bray talks about faith, trucking

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Monday, October 18, 2021

What factors are most important to you when choosing a trucking company to work for? Mike Bray says he considered a lot of things, including pay and home time, but it really came down to working for a company that shared his values. Read More

A Day in the Life of a CDL-A Truck Driver

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Monday, October 4, 2021

If you’ve ever considered a career change that offers more independence, excellent earning opportunities and plenty of variety, becoming a professional CDL-A truck driver may be perfect for you. There are a lot of great perks and advantages but it’s not for everyone. Here’s a quick peek at a day in the life of the professional truck driver. Read More

What a week! NTB celebrated National Truck Driver Appreciation Week with food & friends

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

This year’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW), held September 13-19, was a special time for the country to show support for the hardworking men and women truck drivers nationwide. Read More

Tips to Make the Most of Your Truck Stop Visit

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

While CDL-A drivers spend most of their time on the open road, a truck stop visit is often a necessary part of the workday. At NTB, we want drivers to make the most of their stops. So, here are our tips on having the best truck stop experience possible. Read More

The Top 5 Things Truck Drivers Love About Their Job

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Monday, September 13, 2021

We might be biased, but we believe that truck driving is one of the best careers out there. Our country relies heavily on the trucking industry to keep the economy going and delivering all kinds of goods to where they need to go. Driving a truck isn’t the easiest career, but it’s also incredibly rewarding and can be quite fun too. Don’t just take our word for it - read below to see what truck drivers love most about the trucking life. Read More

The Hardest Things About Being a Truck Driver

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Being a truck driver is one of the most rewarding careers around, but it’s certainly not without its challenges. Let’s take a look at some of the hardest things about being a trucker. Read More

Vaccines for Drivers

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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?

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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