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4 Million Safe Miles—How One Driver Got It Done

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Monday, June 29, 2020

You must be thinking that is a typo. Surely, 4 Million Miles of truck driving, all without incident, couldn’t be possible. Well, it’s true, and NTB Trucking has the driver to prove it. Read More

Drive with Pride—Professionalism in Trucking

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Monday, June 15, 2020

At NTB, we believe being a truck driver is more than a job—it’s a career. As a trucking professional, here are a few tips to help you find satisfaction in your choice of employment. 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

June is Bustin’ Out All Over

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Monday, June 1, 2020

Overcoming Summer Driving Challenges: Hydration, Sunshine, and Construction. Here at NTB Trucking headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan, it feels like we went straight from winter’s brutal cold to summer’s warm breezes and lush trees, skipping over spring entirely! Top tips for summer driving from NTB Trucking. 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

International Roadcheck May 5-7, Now Postponed to a Later Date

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Monday, May 4, 2020

Every year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducts the International Roadcheck, which is a 72 hour period with a targeted enforcement category intended to increase safety on the roads. The dates for this year’s Roadcheck had been slated for May 5-7, but due to concerns regarding COVID19, on March 25 the CVSA announced that it will postpone the annual International Roadcheck to later in the year, although specific dates have not yet been determined. Read More

Basic Toolkit Items to Keep in the Truck

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Monday, April 20, 2020

While you should always have the DOT-required tools on hand, such as reflective triangles and a fully charged fire extinguisher, we’d like to offer a few suggestions for items you may not have thought of that aren’t required, but still handy. 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

Sharing the Road – What Professional Truck Drivers Would Like Others to Know

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Monday, March 23, 2020

We would like to offer some tips on preventing distracted driving for those who share the roads with our drivers, given the increase in shipments to stores and in distractions coming from our phones. Read More

How to Avoid Distracted Drivers and How to Keep From Being One

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

At NTB, safety keeps us on the road letting us do what we love doing every day. Our big takeaway here is: Keep your hands on the wheel, keep your eyes on the road, and keep your mind on your driving. But just as important is knowing the signs when others are distracted. 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

How to stay relaxed in stressful driving situations

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Work days at every job can have little stressors that can make a task at hand seem daunting—truck driving included. The good news is that when you use coping mechanisms to keep your cool in stressful driving situations it will leave you feeling safe and in a great mood! 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

Winter Driving—Wind, Snow, and Ice. Oh, MY!

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Here are a few thoughts and suggestions to make sure you’re prepared to drive in whatever Mother Nature throws at you this winter. Read More

Gas Mileage - Top 3 Tips for How to Gain a Few Extra Miles on a Tank of Gas

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tips for increasing your MPGs, saving you money and reducing your visits to fill up your tank. These tips also transfer to help your fuel economy on your days off when running errands. Read More