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International Roadcheck—Why is it Important?

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Safety is always our number one priority and that is why every International Roadcheck is important to us. Follow along to read up on how you can prepare ahead of time so things go smoothly. Read More

Earth Day—Renewable Energy Products We See, Use, and Haul

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Monday, April 19, 2021

The best way to celebrate Earth Day is to participate. Together, we can work toward a brighter and greener future. Join in on the pride of being an NTB driver, where we strive to be good stewards of the Earth. Read More

Safety First!—Defensive Driving Techniques

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Monday, April 12, 2021

As truck driving professionals, we have a responsibility to learn and apply every resource we can in order to reduce accidents and protect ourselves and our communities. Though we teach a variety of defensive driving skills in our training, we are more than familiar with the Smith System and encourage our employees to utilize these techniques. Read More

Steer Clear, Spring is Here

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Monday, April 5, 2021

We are no stranger to the animals of the Upper Midwest region where we operate. That is why it is important for all drivers to be knowledgeable about their environment so we can haul safely. Read More

Modes of Transportation—Trucking Remains Relevant in a Changing World

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Different modes of transportation have been around since the dawn of time. New ways of increasing efficiency when it comes to moving freight by planes, trains, and boats are consistently being researched and improved, but trucking will always prevail. Read More

Transitioning to Spring Driving

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Just what is spring driving? It can change from clear roads to snow and ice in the blink of an eye. Here are some thoughts on preparing for the transition. 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

Drafting—Safety vs. Fuel Economy

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Monday, February 1, 2021

Following a truck closely to increase fuel efficiency is a dangerous practice. We look into the Mythbusters episode on drafting and the clear decision to choose safety over economy. Read More

Stay Safe on Ice—While Driving and While Walking

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Monday, January 18, 2021

We have entered the time of year in the Midwest when icy roads and parking lots can sneak right up on a driver. As experienced drivers know, asphalt can freeze fast in the right conditions. It’s time for that seasonal reminder about not only driving on icy roads but walking on icy parking lots and loading docks too. Read More

Update Your Podcast and Audiobook Library

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Driving for hours every workday or night requires the majority of an NTB driver’s attention. That being said, it can make the time seem to go faster if there is something to listen to in the background. Podcasts and audiobooks can be interesting, funny, informative, and entertaining. 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

Gifts for Your Favorite Truck Driver

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Monday, November 30, 2020

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving was last week and we are now deep into the Christmas season. With slowdowns in residential package deliveries this year, why not get started on your holiday shopping now? At NTB, we have an inkling of what drivers like to have in their cabs, so thought we’d offer some suggestions for some awesome gift-giving. Read More

What’s the Big Hurry? Slow ‘er Down and Keep ‘er Moving

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Most NTB drivers have a goal of over 3,000 miles per week or 100,000 miles in a year because it’s a well-known fact that if your truck is sitting idle, you aren’t making money. Waiting for a load to be ready, a route from dispatch to be assigned or a traffic backup to clear can seem like wasted time when you get paid by the miles driven. However, hurrying to make up for lost time won’t necessarily have the intended result. At NTB, our message is to get there safely while getting as many miles in as possible. 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

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