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Comfort in the Cab

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Monday, September 21, 2020

Many NTB drivers prefer a neat truck cab with few items inside. Comforts might include fresh bedding every week, an extra pair of socks in case of rain, and a good book to read before nodding off during a sleep break. We have a few suggestions that can make a truck cab, which acts as a driver’s office and home, a bit more comfortable and homey. Read More

Rolling Into Autumn

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Monday, September 14, 2020

It’s starting to feel like fall in the Midwest and with that comes the last pushes by road crews to complete work before the snow falls, shorter daylight hours, and a wind-down of mind and body in preparation for winter. How does the coming of fall and winter affect NTB drivers? What are some good methods to ease into fall? 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

Brake Safety Week August 23-29

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Monday, August 24, 2020

Issues with braking are obviously a big deal. This year’s focus during Brake Safety Week will be on hoses and tubes. 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

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

Logging—Know the Logbook Rules

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Monday, August 3, 2020

While the rules are learned when studying for a CDL, they aren’t included in the test, and it is nonetheless very important to your safety to remember them. With that in mind, we are providing some good resources so that you can know and understand the logbook rules. 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

CVSA Operation Safe Driver Week – July 12-18

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Every year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducts Operation Safe Driver Week with an emphasis on one particular topic related to keeping America’s roads safe for everyone. This year, the focus is on speeding. Read More

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