PTI Driver Ross Christensen Recognized by KBX Logistics Left to right: Operations Manager Garot VanderPas, President Jeff Shefchik, Award Winner Ross Christensen, Wife Courtney Christensen, Vice President of Operations Wes Kornowske, Vice President of Leadership Ben Schill, and Operations Manager Matt Christianson De Pere, Wis. (June 11, 2019) – Wisconsin-based employer and for-hire truckload carrier Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI) is proud to announce that professional driver Ross Christensen is the KBX Logistics 2018 Driver of the Year. A national award selected from a pool of 2,800 drivers from 44 different trucking companies, it recognizes safety, fuel conservation, miles driven and the [...]
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Wisconsin-Based Trucking Company Clear Employer of Choice On Tuesday, the Greater Green Bay Chamber held their annual business recognition luncheon. Of the 5 different awards, they awarded Paper Transport the Growth Award. This award recognizes a business that is locally owned and operated, in business at least three years, and under current ownership has demonstrated significant or continuous growth in sales, service and number of employees. In the 15 years that I have been with PTI, we have grown from 120 truck to 720 trucks. It is always the hard work of our co-workers that makes this happen." - Jeff Shefchik, [...]
100% of All Paper Transport, Inc. Drivers Receive a Raise in 2017 DE PERE, WI – De Pere-based employer and for-hire truckload carrier Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI) announced a 5% pay increase for all of its mileage-based Class A Professional Truck Drivers on Monday. This announcement is followed closely by the company’s recent pay increase for all hourly drivers this summer, ensuring 100% of all PTI truck drivers in the fleet received a raise before the 2017 holiday season. Trucking companies pay between $0.28 and $0.48 cents per mile on average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics. While a few [...]
DEPERE, WI - Paper Transport, Inc. has been accepted as a member of the Blockchain in Transportation Alliance. Blockchain guarantees accuracy and integrity of globally shared databases that are maintained by its users. Paper Transport, Inc. choose BiTA because of the alliance’s commitment to building a standard communication framework for the next generation of logistics providers. Transportation has been communicating on a standard that was drafted in the 1970’s. Technological innovations, consumer expectations, and government regulation have created new pressures to which the industry must learn to adapt. Current communication channels are built with specialized programmers or costly third party intermediaries. [...]
Truck Drivers Wear Many Hats Truck driving is more than getting behind the wheel of a tractor and steering a box around the country. It takes precision, skill, patience, and much more. These highly skilled men and women wear a number of hats throughout the day and deserve a lot of respect. Share this with your favorite drivers and be sure to say thank you!
Paper Transport, Inc. to Have Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony With Special Guest Congressman Mike Gallagher With special guest speaker Congressman Mike Gallagher and in partnership with the Greater Green Chamber of Commerce, Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI) will celebrate its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony 1250 Mid Valley Drive in De Pere on Friday, April 7, 2017. Founded 27 years ago in Green Bay, WI, PTI quickly outgrew its former location off Hansen Road in Ashwaubenon with its explosive growth of 20% each year for the last 7 years. The relocation to the completely remodeled headquarters location on Mid [...]
2015 PTI Driver of the Year Jacksonville, Florida-based driver Darrell McFarland leads the Paper Transport, Inc. fleet with 2015 Driver of the Year Award. With 45 years of professional driving and 4.5 years at Paper Transport, Inc., Darrell McFarland has logged over 536,000 miles with PTI safely, achieved an MPG of 8 or better consistently, has great rapport with his Driver Managers and Planners as well as customers, and was PTI's Driver of the Year runner up in 2014 as well as Georgia Pacific's Dedicated Driver of the Year nominee in 2014. Competing with over 600 drivers across the fleet, McFarland [...]
Where Are All the Good Paying Jobs? By: Joe Shefchik, PTI VP Business Development and Solutions Perhaps we're asking the wrong question about jobs and the workforce. While capacity in the trucking industry has had some solid growth in the past year, there are major headwinds on the horizon. With an electronic logging mandate taking effect in November of 2017 and the Federal Drug Clearinghouse making its way to becoming law, I have strong confidence the trucking industry will once again be struggling to find employees willing to take a job paying from $50,000-70,000 per year. I have some recent experience [...]
4 Payroll Improvements That Impact Driver Turnover By: John Renier, PTI Controller In trucking, there are three basic factors that drive the success of any company that affect driver turnover: Get them rolling, get them paid, and get them home. These three items must work together and if any one of these elements is out of sync, then it can have a big impact on driver turnover. Let's take a closer look at getting them paid. When people think about what causes driver turnover, they tend to focus simply on the rates that drivers are paid or tacking on a huge [...]
Why Trucking Needs to Get Social By: Ben Schill, PTI Director of Operations I've always considered myself relatively technologically savvy. After all, I grew up during the monumental shift from business applications performed with typewriters to computers. In college, e-mail was gaining speed. By my senior year, no more snail-mail letters were sent home and communication with friends across the country without racking up huge phone bills was big. Savvy, right? Then came social media. Perhaps it was turning 40 this year that I realized I am now a generation removed from many of those with whom I work and I [...]