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Posts Tagged With 'Productivity'


Four More Gadgets All Truck Drivers Need

Posted in Blog, News  
Monday, October 8, 2018

We’ve recommended gadgets before, but as times change, we have more suggestions for making life on the road more enjoyable and safe. Read More

Fall Truck Driver Preparation

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Monday, October 1, 2018

At NTB, we’re always looking ahead. While it’s not quite time for snow boots and hot cocoa, here are some tips to prepare you for safe, comfortable driving in Fall. Read More

Family Emergencies on The Road

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Monday, September 17, 2018

NTB knows it’s not easy being away from your family on the road, and it can be especially challenging during an emergency. One way to alleviate stress when an emergency occurs is by having an emergency action plan in place. This way, you and your family will be prepared in case of crisis. Read More

Tips For Truck Drivers to Stay Hydrated

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Monday, September 10, 2018

With high temperatures the past few weeks and more hot days to come, NTB wants to remind you to stay hydrated. Dehydration can be dangerous and lead to headaches, fatigue, and other unpleasant symptoms. Yet many drivers limit their fluid intake to avoid unwanted restroom breaks. If you find yourself struggling to stay hydrated, read our best tips. Read More

Safety is Our G.O.A.L

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

This is an NTB reminder for all drivers to "Get Out and Look." Read More

Paid Personalized Training

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Monday, August 20, 2018

At NTB, we want our new drivers to feel comfortable in their truck and on the road. It can be stressful for first time drivers to get up to speed. However, NTB knows this and works hard to help you become proficient in the skills you need to drive confidently. Our experienced trainers start from your current skill level, and work with you until the training is complete. Read More

Night Driving Tips and Benefits

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Monday, August 6, 2018

If you’re a new driver, you may be delighted to hear that many NTB trucking jobs include night driving shifts. Night driving means advantages such as less traffic on the road and less crowded truck stops. This lends itself to a stress-free drive that new CDL graduates prefer. Read More

Know Your Truck’s Dimensions

Posted in Blog, News  
Monday, July 30, 2018

If you don’t want to be the person with a wedged truck under an overpass, you must know the dimensions of your truck and trailer. NTB Trucks are 13' 6" tall by 8' 6" wide. Read More

The Luxury of Drop and Hook

Posted in Blog, News  
Monday, July 23, 2018

Loading and unloading isn’t easy, nor is it particularly enjoyable. Most drivers don’t want to deal with having to physically load or unload when they arrive at their destination. That’s why NTB secures driver friendly freight that is 95% drop and hook and 99% no touch. This means that NTB drivers don't have to physically unload their trailers after they have driven hours to arrive at their destination. Read More

Trucking Takes a Team

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Truck drivers move the country’s economy forward, and NTB is always hiring qualified drivers. However, trucking isn’t a one person job, it takes a team to keep the show on the road. Along with drivers, we also need the support staff that keeps them safe, on the road, and legal. Read More

Tuition Reimbursement for NTB Apprentice Drivers

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Has the price of trucking school been holding you back from joining the industry? Would you attend if you knew you would be reimbursed? There are many benefits that come along with being an NTB driver, one of which is tuition reimbursement. As you may already know, becoming a qualified truck driver isn’t free. It takes more than the basic driving skills to know the lay of the land in this growing field. Thus, attending trucking school is a requirement. Read More

Weekend Travel Advantages

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Monday, June 18, 2018

The truck driving industry is a 24/7 operation. This lends itself to the reality that many truck drivers travel on the weekdays, weekends, or both. At NTB, all drivers are guaranteed a minimum of 48 hours off per week with extended benefits for weekend drivers. Following are a few of the benefits to working the weekends. Read More

Four Tips for Backing Up Your Trailer

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, backing up over fifty feet of semi-trailer is no easy feat. Very few drivers will ever completely master backing up a semi-trailer (everyone has one of those days once in a while), but the following four tips combined with lots of practice can help to make it easier. Read More

Handy Items to Carry in Your Truck

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Monday, April 16, 2018

As a truck driver, you may be faced with unexpected events from time to time that require you to use your resources and initiative to meet the challenge and keep rolling. Unfortunately, without resources, initiative can only get you so far. In addition to a standard set of tools and some commonly replaced spare parts, here are some handy items to keep in your truck to help you deal with whatever the road sends your way. Read More

Spring Cleaning

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Monday, April 2, 2018

The task you’ve been dreading has arrived—spring cleaning! All winter the level of trash in your truck has slowly increased. We have a few spring cleaning tips and tricks you’ll need so you can get back on the road. Read More