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Women In Trucking—What’s Keeping You From Becoming A Driver?

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Monday, November 9, 2020

There are a few hurdles for everyone who wants to enter a career in truck driving—CDL school, driver training, and then researching and applying to companies you feel would be a good fit. Then there are the challenges drivers discover in the first year of driving—being away from home, finding time for family, and learning how to maneuver a big rig to stay safe and accident-free Read More

Like the Difference Between Night and Day

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Monday, November 2, 2020

NTB Trucking has a new initiative starting in Lansing, Michigan—shared truck full-time positions. NTB has purchased new day cab tractors which will run as 12 on/12 off operations—two drivers per truck. These assignments, available immediately, will be 12-hour shifts with hometime every day. As is NTB’s guarantee for all drivers, these positions are five consecutive days followed by the same two days off every 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

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

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

Make the Most of Your Trip—The Science of Fuel Economy

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Monday, June 8, 2020

A few months back, we published an NTB Trucking blog post about fuel economy. Well, we’re at it again with a little science about fuel and a couple more reminders on how to stay on budget as you drive. Read More

History of Trucking—Regulations

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Monday, May 25, 2020

NTB Trucking, since its beginning in 1974, has seen quite a bit of change from the industry's earlier regulations to reform and deregulation to get us to our current laws. From hours of service mandates to rules regarding noise emissions, the laws we abide by today are in keeping with safety and best practices for the industry. Read More

Respect for Women Truck Drivers

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Monday, May 18, 2020

At NTB, we recognize that being female in a male-dominated career isn’t always easy. The choice to work as a truck driver is one that isn’t taken lightly, especially by women, and we respect and appreciate those who choose this career path. Read More

Driving with Confidence

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Monday, May 11, 2020

There’s a steep learning curve when first embarking on a truck driving career. Following are a few tips for gaining confidence as a new driver and a back-to-the-basics reminder for those seasoned drivers on the road. Read More

A Look into the (Not Too Distant) Future—Self Driving Trucks

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Monday, April 27, 2020

When it comes to robotechnology and its impact on our daily life, staying current on advances such as self-driving trucks is a constantly moving target. In this blog post, we will talk less about the how of driverless technology and more about the questions the public might have as to the possibility of a freight industry without drivers. Read More

Spring is the Perfect Time to Start a Career as a Truck Driver

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Monday, April 13, 2020

With the challenges this spring has brought, we’d like to offer some thoughts for those looking into a career with us as a truck driver. Whether you are an experienced driver with a CDL-A, or thinking about soon going to CDL School, NTB Trucking is always looking for reliable individuals who want to work for a great company. Read More

Driving in Work Zones—Tips on Keeping Work Crews Safe

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Monday, April 6, 2020

With spring comes construction season, starting with the repair of winter’s potholes and quickly developing into full-scale roadwork that can last all summer. What will happen in regards to construction this season remains to be seen, as we've had an unusual start to spring this year. For those still on the road, we have some tips to navigate work zones and maintain a stressless attitude while the roads we travel are under repair. Read More

Keeping Your Truck Cab Clean – New Ways to Stay Healthy on the Road

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Monday, March 30, 2020

During this time when we need to keep our spaces not just dusted but disinfected, we’d like to offer some recommendations to keep your cab as clean and sanitized as possible. Read More

Press Release: NTB Trucking Actively Hiring Truck Drivers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

CDL-A licensed truck drivers are needed to help deliver essential supplies to local stores. Read More

Rolling Into Spring Sunshine

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Monday, March 16, 2020

We always welcome the fresh warm air of spring along our Midwest roadways. There’s no better feeling than cracking the window and putting on a pair of shades as blue skies open up, letting sunshine in our cabs and warming our souls. Soon, shades of green will replace the flat grey of winter, and our roadways will be lined with budding trees, grass, and flowers! Read More