Paper Transport, Inc. Open for Business in De Pere, WI DE PERE, WI – November 11, 2016 The fastest growing truckload carrier in the Midwest and Southeast is moving its headquarters to De Pere, WI this Friday. Founded 26 years ago in Green Bay, WI, Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI) has been growing 20% each year for the last 6 years and simply ran out of room at its Executive Drive location off Hansen road in Ashwaubenon. Relocating to the completely remodeled location on Mid Valley Drive in De Pere is a good move for PTI. PTI anticipates adding 15-20 new office [...]
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Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI), was awarded Dedicated Carrier of the Year and Driver of the Year at the 2016 Georgia-Pacific Corporation's Carriers Conference on Wednesday, June 22nd at the Radisson Conference Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. With over 100 carriers considered for the award by Georgia-Pacific Corporation, one of the nation's largest shippers, the 2016 Carrier of the Year Award is PTI's 11th in the company's 25 years as a dedicated carrier. "Since the beginning of PTI, winning the conference has been our Super Bowl," said Jeff Shefchik, President of Paper Transport, Inc. "Last night, we won our 11th Carrier of [...]
Sandy Loew: One of the Best Meet Sandy Loew from Florida. She is an avid reader and huge NASCAR fan. Sandy came to PTI from a company whose owner was good friends with PTI co-founder Lennie Shefchik. When Sandy informed her previous employer that she wanted better home time, so she could spend time with family and her grandchildren, and the ability to work closer to home in Florida, her employer was torn. Knowing she was a key member of his fleet, but deserved what she wanted, he recommended Sandy to PTI and told Lennie, “I’m sending you one of my [...]
Improving Fleet Safety By Decreasing Distracted Driving By: Peter Covach, IT Systems Analyst Let's face it: distraction is a daily norm in this age of instant information. Notifications, beeps, and vibrations are constantly bombarding us while the task at hand - driving - requires our undivided attention. Distracted driving has become an epidemic that puts the driver, passengers, and those nearby all at risk. When we were designing our next in-cab tablet solution that streamlined planning and communications, Jeff Shefchik, President of Paper Transport, Inc., recognized that this new solution may be even more distracting than what was currently in the [...]
Meet Glen Smith from Florida. With a passion for sprint car racing and tinkering with the corvette in his garage, Glen is a total gearhead. It may be this passion that has lead Glen to build a solid professional driving history and experienced leadership record. He was Georgia Pacific's 2010 Driver of the Year and continues to be a one-of-a-kind professional that makes this industry thrive. In the words of South Jacksonville Driver Manager Chris Kirby: "Glen is an A+ guy. He's very independent - always on time and you won't get a call about the job. Instead, he's the kind [...]
Meet Alex Green who hails from Jacksonville, Florida and drives with our Southeast Jacksonville division. Alex has an interesting, but not unusual story with Paper Transport, Inc.: After starting with us in late December of 2006, Alex put in his notice nine months later in September 2006. Two years away, he came back to us in March of 2008 and stayed again with us for another six years - which is when he left us again to explore another opportunity. But he still came back to us after 6 months in November 2014. After nearly 10 years (a little off again, [...]
Tire Safety: A Focused Pre/Post-Trip Inspection Effort By: Ken Marvenko, PTI Director of Safety Exterminating Road Gators (the treads of failed tires lining the shoulders of highways). As we approach tire-blowout season (May through October), tire safety is a hot topic and CVSA's focus for this year's International Roadcheck Inspection Blitz (June 7-9, 2016). International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 17 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute in Canada, the US, and Mexico during a 72-hour period. During the annual three-day even, CVSA-certified inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement and [...]
Paper Transport Intermodal Services By: Wes Kornowske, PTI Director of Operations and Logistics Paper Transport Intermodal has finished onboarding with the Canadian Pacific railway enabling us to begin offering more intermodal services out of/into Canada and Minneapolis. This partnership will enhance our existing Canada cross border offering by opening up more of western Canada. Paper Transport Intermodal is poised to not only handle all of your domestic intermodal needs but now has a full suite of solutions for moving your Canada cross border freight. Contact us today for a quote!
Why Your Fleet's MPG Is Still a Hot Topic With Low Fuel Prices By: Dan Deppeler, PTI Director of Maintenance & Procurement With fuel prices down, should your approach to purchasing equipment change? Let's review a few relevant considerations that impact this decision: Fuel is still one of the highest cost items on the Profit & Loss Statement (P&L) Fuel surcharge programs do not fully recover the cost of fuel Operating from a low-cost position will be defensible over time The threshold for investing in technology may have changed due to low fuel prices, but a vigilant approach to managing fuel [...]
Sleep Apnea Testing: Trucking Industry Needs to Demand Standardization By: Barb Kornowske, PTI Director of Human Resources, PHR Our greatest concern is the safety of our employees and the motoring public. While they admit to being tired, drivers will often attribute their fatigue to their lifestyle in the truck and not sleep apnea. Since 2011, Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI) has provided company paid sleep apnea testing. Drivers who take advantage of this benefit do so because their D.O.T. physician states testing is needed or the driver self-reports (i.e., he or she believes they may have an issue). Self-reporting drivers are few [...]