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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

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

Staying Healthy on the Road—How to Nourish the Body for a Robust Immune System

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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

A Reflection on 2020, Looking Forward to 2021

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Monday, December 28, 2020

Out with the old and in with the new! Seems a fitting phrase for 2020 as we welcome 2021 and all of its potential with open arms. Read More

The Decrease of Daylight

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Monday, October 26, 2020

It happens twice every year—the switch from standard time to daylight saving time in the spring and back again come autumn. Add to that the decrease in daylight hours and driving between time zones and it can all be pretty disruptive to sleep patterns and mood. It can even be a bit confusing when it comes to logging time. 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

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

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

Wind Down at the End of the Day/Week—Tips and techniques to leave work at work and find relaxation a

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Monday, June 22, 2020

It’s Monday and as a driver for NTB if your “weekend” falls on a Wednesday and Thursday, Monday can still seem like the longest day of the week. Finding a way that works for you to leave work at work and find peace and tranquility at the end of each day and week will help make life happy. 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

Staying Healthy on the Road—Be Happy: Part 3 of a 3 Part Series

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Monday, February 17, 2020

The link between happiness and good health is strong, and that relationship is a balancing act in both directions. People living healthy lifestyles tend to be happier. But did you know that happiness brings with it a healthier body? Read More

Staying Healthy on the Road—Exercise: Part Two of a Three-Part Series

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Keeping your body limber and strong is the best way to make your long-hauls as comfortable as possible–no sweat! Read More

Have a Happy New Year! Staying Healthy on the Road—Part One of a Three Part Series

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Monday, December 30, 2019

It’s time to gear up for the first day of 2020! The beginning of a new decade is upon us, giving us even more reasons to think about all of our goals to be healthier and happier for not only the next year, but the next 10 years. For NTB drivers, and those thinking of a career with us, we have a few ideas to help you get your new year off to a good and tasty start. Read More

New Driver Packing List

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Getting into the routine of a new driving career can be challenging. We’d like to offer a few items for your packing list to help make your home away from home feel, well, more like...home! Read More

Ways to Stay Spiritually Awake When You Can’t Make it to Services

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Monday, November 4, 2019

There are things each of us can do to stay connected to our spiritual side when we can't make it to service. We have a few inspiring suggestions for ways to worship when on the road. Read More