Choosing the Right Class A CDL Carrier As you make your move back into transportation, ensure you are looking for a long-term partner for an employer. We’ve seen so many individuals bounce from place to place struggling to find his or her home and even ending up on the outside of the transportation industry once again. Pay and home time are likely very important to you, so make sure you are getting a real picture of the company you are joining. Talk to their existing employees in the area you live. Don’t hesitate to talk to professional drivers, especially ours. However, [...]
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Paper Transport, Inc. is honored to have been named the 2020 Carrier of the Year by Unilever. The award recognizes the innovative solutions Paper Transport, Inc. continuously provides, backed by excellent service. "Being successful with Unilever takes engagement from every team in the company," stated Joe Shefchik, Vice President of Business Development and Solutions. "It takes solid execution, communication, and regularly going the extra mile from the drivers, operations team, and account management." Operating for a more sustainable future In 2010, we saw the opportunity to become the first trucking company outside of California to reduce our emissions with Compressed Natural [...]
Generally, I hate stereotypes, but hating stereotypes allows me to fill my own. I’m a millennial, vegetarian, reusable bag using, recycle-bin office monitor who just wants to make the world a better and less carbon-filled place. First, you’re probably asking first why I’m telling you this and second, why I chose a career within a male-dominated industry that puts one-time use water bottles in a trailer powered by diesel. I did it because years ago Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI) convinced me that I could make difference, and with our customer partnerships like Unilever, they were right. Making a Difference with Natural [...]
You may be thinking about how amazing it will be to drive one of these 80,000-pound vehicles. Paper Transport, Inc. has been in the game of transportation for over 30 years. It was only in the last seven years that we began to train drivers from accredited truck driving school programs. In late October 2020, we revamped our training program and launched the Accelerate program, which is deeply committed to developing the next generation of professional truck drivers coming out of CDL schools across the Midwest and Southeast. Here are some helpful insights we’ve gained over the years as we’ve partnered [...]
Being a truck driver is not easy. Often, you are required to multitask and think quickly. There is nothing worse than feeling like you have sore, tired, and aching feet in the middle of those busy days. As a truck driver, you should have a great pair of loose-fitting, comfortable, slip-resistant, safe to wear boots. Work boots need to be your second-best friend. So choose a pair of high-quality, more comfortable boots that will outlast any cheaper alternatives and hopefully save you from those pesky body aches and pains that come from improper footwear. You'll want to find a comfortable [...]
Women play an important role in trucking, making up 6.6 percent of the 3.5 million truckers according to the American Trucking Association. Since 2010, the number of professional female truck drivers in the United States has increased 68 percent and continues to grow. For many women entering the industry, it can be a bit intimidating with the long-time misconception that women can't become truck drivers. Here at Paper Transport, Inc. you can find women working in various roles such as professional truck drivers, operations, driver managers, planners, recruiting, etc. Women Breaking the Trucking Stereotype: Women from both the office and behind [...]
Are you getting ready to take one of the biggest exams of your trucking career? Below is a list of tips that will help you pass your road test the first time around so that you can start your CDL Career right. It's been a long road and the end is in sight! 5 Tips to Pass Your Road Test: 1. Go into your CDL road test knowing what to expect Road test requirements may be different in your state. It's important to make sure you are adequately prepared to pass your test by understanding the expectations of your state. [...]
You've accepted a job offer with Paper Transport, Inc. and are starting to prepare for the onboarding process. Being prepared and asking the right questions beforehand can make the experience more enjoyable. We have pulled together a list of the most commonly asked trucking orientation questions so that you can get a better idea of what to expect! Watch our full video answering commonly asked questions below: Commonly Asked Orientation Questions: Where is orientation? Orientation is done live in Green Bay, WI but is streamed virtually to our 5 other terminals out of Jacksonville, FL, [...]
As the new year rolls in, many of us are thinking about how we can achieve a healthier lifestyle and for those on the road, this can become a challenge. Make a change this year by developing healthy habits that are easy to stick to. 8 Ways to Eat Healthier on the Road: Skip the truck stop & fast food – Although this food might be “convenient” when you’re on the road, more often than not it’s bad for your health. This type of food is typically high in calories plus fats. Avoid it at all costs. Plan ahead & stock [...]
Did you make Santa's nice list? Christmas will be here in a few short weeks, leaving many wondering if they are on Santa's naughty or nice list. This year, Santa is making it easy for you to find out. Paper Transport, Inc. has released the 2020 nice list and has checked it twice! Read what our Team Members had to say: PTI employees were asked to nominate drivers and provide a brief statement on why he or she made Santa's "nice list". Read the full nominations below: Adam Kinsey: "Adam is very thorough and communicates well. Does everything he’s asked [...]