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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

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

History of Trucking—Regulations

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Monday, May 25, 2020

NTB Trucking, since its beginning in 1974, has seen quite a bit of change from the industry's earlier regulations to reform and deregulation to get us to our current laws. From hours of service mandates to rules regarding noise emissions, the laws we abide by today are in keeping with safety and best practices for the industry. 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

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

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

Rolling Into Spring Sunshine

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Monday, March 16, 2020

We always welcome the fresh warm air of spring along our Midwest roadways. There’s no better feeling than cracking the window and putting on a pair of shades as blue skies open up, letting sunshine in our cabs and warming our souls. Soon, shades of green will replace the flat grey of winter, and our roadways will be lined with budding trees, grass, and flowers! Read More

Safety tips for the Professional Truck Driver and for your everyday driver!

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Monday, March 9, 2020

The Michigan Center for Truck Safety has put out the 19th edition of the Michigan Truck Driver's Guidebook. Since safety is such an important component to the work we do, we decided to highlight a few of the key points that help keep everyone safe on the road, including our NTB family of drivers! 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

Want to Know Our Thoughts on Reality Truck Driving TV? We Thought You’d Never Ask!

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Monday, February 3, 2020

We’ve decided to watch a few episodes of the most dramatic truck driving reality TV show around, Ice Road Truckers, to see if anything could be relatable to NTB Truck drivers. 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