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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

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

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

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

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

Women In Trucking—What’s Keeping You From Becoming A Driver?

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Monday, November 9, 2020

There are a few hurdles for everyone who wants to enter a career in truck driving—CDL school, driver training, and then researching and applying to companies you feel would be a good fit. Then there are the challenges drivers discover in the first year of driving—being away from home, finding time for family, and learning how to maneuver a big rig to stay safe and accident-free 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

Below, Behind, In Front of Your Truck

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Monday, October 12, 2020

For NTB’s seasoned drivers, this is a reminder. For our new recruits and hires, this is what we want you to know. G.O.A.L.—What does it mean and why is it important? Read More

How to Safely Handle a Tire Blowout

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Monday, October 5, 2020

It goes without saying that avoiding a tire blowout with daily inspections and good maintenance is the best way to deal with potential problems before they happen. NTB Trucking wants our drivers and new recruits to have some good tools in their belts, including knowledge about dealing with the unexpected. 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

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