Some Hints About How to Find a Good Trucking Company As a professional Class A CDL truck driver, you have no shortage of options. With more than 500,000 trucking companies in the U.S., it can be overwhelming to figure which company is right for you. There are small, family owned businesses to large, publicly traded companies and all different sized operations in between. To help you navigate through it all, here are some hints on how to spot a good trucking company. A brand new line of Kenworth trucks parked at PTI headquarters in De Pere, WI. Hint 1: Quality EquipmentOne [...]
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Paper Transport, Inc. Owner Operators Jay Brockway, Jeremiah Carson, Bud Weber, and Jesse Singh. Life is Different as an Owner Operator In this Paper Transport, Inc. blog series about things to consider when becoming a Class A CDL owner operator, we covered a variety of topics from financing to research and taking stock of your skill set. They’re all important factors in deciding whether or not you want to be an owner op. However, the biggest question that you’ll need to ask yourself overall is: Are you ready for a life change? Each current and former owner operator we talked to [...]
Photo provided by current PTI Owner Operator Dave Luepke. It's Important to Know What's to Come as an Owner Operator In the first two parts of Things to Consider Before Becoming an Owner Operator, we focused on the subjects of finances and the skill sets of a would-be owner operators. Today, we’re focusing on understanding what you’re getting in to. There’s the idea in your head about something and then there’s the real facts. Right now, here are a few tips to help you determine if being an owner operator is right for you: Reach out to current owner operators - [...]
Having a Well-Rounded Skill Set is Key for Owner Operators In the first part of the Things to Consider Before Becoming an Owner Operator series, we focused on the financial aspect of starting your own business. Today, we’re going to focus on the skills that you should have in order to be successful. Ask yourself these questions: 1. Are you a chameleon? How well do you deal with being alone and in charge? Can you promote yourself and your business when you need to? Are you able to shift from one to the other in the blink of an eye? Owner [...]
Owner Operators Need to Stay on Top of Their Finances In the trucking industry, there are two main ways to earn an income as a Class A CDL Truck Driver. The first is by working for someone else as a company truck driver. This is a solid way to earn a paycheck, but there are some drivers who more control over everything they do, what they drive, and how they operate. This brings us to the second way to earn money as a Class A CDL Driver: Becoming an owner operator. The major benefit of becoming one is that you're in [...]
PTI Offers Internship Options for Local College Students Paper Transport Inc.'s 2019 Spring Interns. De Pere, Wis. (April 18, 2019) – De Pere-based employer and for-hire truckload carrier, Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI), is proud to announce the formal expansion of its internship program. The main reason for the expansion is to showcase career opportunities available in the transportation industry to area college students. “We’ve had interns from time to time for many years,” stated Lynsey Muellenbach, PTI human resources Manager in charge of the program. “The difference going forward is the program’s structure and variety of opportunities we’re offering. [...]
Inviting All Class A CDL Truck Drivers in Albany, GA All Class A CDL Truck Drivers are invited to attend the upcoming Summer Recruiting BBQ Bash, which will be held at the PTI Office located at 1404 Brickline Court in Albany, GA. (Easy in and out parking) The BBQ Bash begins on Sunday, May 5th from 2 to 7 pm and finishes up on Monday, May 6th from 10 am to 7 pm. There will be recruiters on hand to answer any questions about how to become a driver with us and can even help potential drivers apply. Stop by for [...]
The Tax Filing Deadline is Approaching With the deadline to file taxes coming up quickly on April 15, 2019, here are some key tax tips to keep in mind if you’re an owner operator in the trucking industry. Get Organized – Before you start thinking about doing your taxes, you need to get organized and it’s critical if you want to make the process an easy one. Make sure you have a filing system in place of all your important documents (from receipts to invoices, W9’s, and other tax records) so you don’t have to scramble to find everything come tax [...]
Wisconsin-Based Trucking Company Earns Two Awards from The Procter & Gamble Company Wisconsin-based employer, and for-hire truckload carrier Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI), recently received two industry related awards from The Procter & Gamble Company during a recent vendor meeting at P&G’s headquarters in Cincinnati, OH. PTI Professional Truck Driver Daniel Campbell received PTI’s first award when he was recognized as a P&G Driver of the Year. Campbell (shown to the left surrounded by the P&G team) has been driving for PTI since Aug. 10, 2017. “P&G recognized the exceptional work that Daniel’s done in helping them deliver on the promises they [...]
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, [...]