July 12-18, law enforcement throughout North America and Canada will be looking for drivers engaging in unsafe driving behavior’s on our nation’s roadways. The week-long initiative will focus on speeding, due to an alarming increase of average speeds measured during the first week of April, 2020. According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), speeds increased 75% compared to January and February. Last year, during Operation Safe Week, 47,000 citations and around 88,000 warnings were given out per data collected from law enforcement personnel. In addition to speeding, law enforcement will be looking for other dangerous [...]
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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI) was able to quickly adapt its advanced tablet technology to new driver orientations, shortening the training period from an in-person 3-day orientation to a virtual 1.5-day orientation. With the use of Samsung tablets that contain a host of applications (from electronic logs to communications to training) issued to professional truck drivers during orientation, the PTI on-boarding process is fully interactive, engaging, and virtual to ensure the safety of all team members. The new employee orientation process introduces new drivers to the company, PTI culture, policies, and basic job duties, preparing [...]
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, trucker deaths continue to rise and are at their highest level in more than 30 years. In 2018, 885 large truck occupants died, increasing almost 1 percent compared to the previous year. It is the highest since 1988 when 911 occupants of large trucks died. In order to keep our roadways safe and reduce the consequences and negative effects of an accident, it is recommended that truck drivers follow these simple guidelines: 1. Wear your seat belt According to the NHTSA, 37,133 people killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2017, 47 percent were [...]
Paper Transport, Inc., is now offering an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Work-Life Services as an expanded benefit to all employees and their families. With over 900 truck drivers and growing, it is our commitment to keeping our company a great place to work by helping our employees achieve their full potential – both personally and professionally. Importance of Mental Health in Truck Drivers Today, there are over 3 million truck drivers in the United States. Workers in this growing occupation are at a risk for a range of occupational health-induced conditions. Mental health can easily be put on the back [...]
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced Thursday, May 14th, that revisions have been made and the Hours of Service Rule will be changing as early as September. Drivers, such as over-the-road and Regional Class A CDL truck drivers, will have more flexibility in how long they are able to sit behind the wheel before taking a mandated break. This will help to alleviate unnecessary burdens placed on CDL drivers while maintaining safety on our nation's highways and roads. Revised Hours of Service offers more flexibility for drivers The updated regulation comes from the Department of Transportation listening directly to the [...]
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and impact the transportation industry, Paper Transport, Inc., priority is the safety of our employees, customers, and community. Here you can find updates on the latest transportation insights to help you navigate this volatile market and learn how PTI is making a difference. Help protect yourself and your family with the following prevention practices: Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol is soap and water is not available. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. [...]
https://youtu.be/4L2hV190bRk Our Communities Affected By COVID-19 For the last 17 years, Jeff Shefchik, president at Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI), has always known the products PTI delivers is important to people. Recently, some of those products (such as Toilet Paper) have become really important. A 30-year old dry van carrier hauling consumer products including toilet paper, packaging, soap, and consumables, PTI has been busy over the last couple of weeks and things are changing fast. On the evening of Friday, March 6, 2020, Jeff arrived home from work to catch the news, which was fixed on the novel coronavirus [...]
On February 5th, 1990, Paper Transport, Inc. officially pulled its first loads out of Green Bay, WI. Now 1,000+ employees strong in over 20 states, Paper Transport, Inc. continues to build a great place to work where outstanding people deliver. Dialing in via video phone conference, streaming from Facebook's Workplace Live, or watching in person at the De Pere Headquarters, President Jeff Shefchik kicked off Paper Transport, Inc.'s 30th anniversary with a motivating speech for the team. Watch Here: Learn more about Paper Transport, Inc.'s History and Values.
Now is the perfect time to commit to becoming a healthier Class A CDL Truck Driver. A healthy meal option expertly prepared in a truck by PTI driver Brian Miller. Don’t think you can do it? Think again because you’re stronger than you realize! All you have to do is develop some healthy habits and stick to them - such as starting with any of the following in 2020: 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 [...]
Paper Transport, Inc. Vice President of Operations Wes Kornowske made an appearance last week on FreightWavesTV show, “Fuller Speed Ahead.” On the show, Kornowske discussed the company's growth within the transportation industry along with its commitment to its Class A CDL Truck Drivers. See what the interview was all about here: To read the entire article from FreightWaves, click this link. Also, to learn more about Kornowske, who's been with PTI since 2012, and the entire leadership team, visit the PTI Leadership Page.