What does Paper Transport, Inc.'s Driver Orientation Look Like? Steve Wolf, a 22-year Driver Veteran and Paper Transport, Inc. Orientation Manager, takes us through Paper Transport, Inc.'s Driver Orientations for experienced drivers in the Behind the Scenes video below: Learn More About The Orientation Process For Experienced Drivers In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in March, 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 1.5-day orientation for experienced drivers. The new Experienced Driver Orientation process [...]
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As we gather around the table this year with family and friends, take a few extra minutes to recognize the drivers that made it all possible. Each year truck drivers work tirelessly around the clock to deliver the goods that make up your Thanksgiving meal. American's consume on average 51 million turkeys, 80 million lbs. of cranberries, 1.5 billion lbs. of pumpkins, 2.4 billion lbs. of sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving alone. Without truck drivers, the meals and gifts that go around during the holidays wouldn't be possible. The PTI family would like to say thank you to all the drivers on [...]
Accelerate Your CDL A Driving Career with our newest training program Sean Bordeaux instructs the candidate on backing up at the new PTI Training Course while Driver Trainer Jeff Clark and Driver Orientation Manager Steve Wolf look on. Paper Transport, Inc.’s new Accelerate program is designed for individuals who have recently attained or are in the process of achieving their Class A Commercial Driver's License from a truck driving school program. Accelerate will assist new CDL A holders in a smooth transition from one career to another or if recently unemployed. "Most of PTI’s driving jobs will no [...]
As winter approaches don't let the changing seasons catch you off guard. Winter weather conditions can sneak up on even the most experienced driver. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FWA), an average of 5,748,000 motor vehicle accidents happen each year, around 22 percent are weather-related. Poor visibility and reduced traction from rain, snow, haze, and sleet can make driving a challenge. Make safe decisions this year by following preventative safety measures for winter driving conditions. Be prepared for winter weather with these tips: 1. Inspect your vehicle Inspect your vehicle's air pressure, antifreeze levels, gas, and oil before [...]
Thank You to All Who Have Served! To commemorate Veterans Day in honor of those who have served in the military, we'd like to recognize Paper Transport, Inc.'s veterans, who make up 19% of the dry-van company's driver workforce. In the last two years alone, PTI has hired over 200 Veterans. I have always been proud of the fact that our industry has such a high concentration of veterans in our workforce. Our nation’s veterans have shown that they have the ultimate work ethic. I think that translates well with being a professional truck driver. We are very thankful for [...]
Paper Transport, Inc. is a proud recipient of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2020 SmartWay Excellence Award for our leadership in environmentally responsible shipping. We are honored to be recognized and will continue to work with our customers to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the planet. This award represents just one of the ways that PTI is working to reduce emissions. What is SmartWay? EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing air pollution. Demonstrating a [...]
Paper Transport, Inc. Announces 7% increase and pay guarantee for Regional Drivers We are excited to announce a pay increase for our Class A CDL Regional Truck Drivers! Effective November 8th, all experienced non-home daily, mileage-based PTI Regional drivers will receive on average a 7% pay increase and a minimum weekly pay guarantee. Positions include mileage-based Dedicated Regional, Non-Dedicated Regional, Over-the-Road, and Intermodal divisions. PTI's minimum pay guarantee has also been added to these roles to take the volatility out of any freight volume uncertainty and ensure a stable income with opportunities for the driver to earn more. "We [...]
It can be difficult to see through the smokescreen of sign-on bonuses and more to find a good CDL Finishing Program for on-the-job training. Use this as a guide to help steer toward the best Finishing Program and carrier for you. Are you qualified for a post-graduate CDL finishing program? Candidates are eligible for Class A CDL Truck Driver Finishing programs after they have recently earned their Class A Commercial Driver's License. (Don't have your CDL? Start with What to Look for in a CDL School.) A Finishing Program provides the additional knowledge and skills that prepare the driver to [...]
No doubt you may feel overwhelmed by the amount of information on your journey to become a professional Class A Truck Driver. Do not be discouraged. There is an abundance of resources available to help point you in the right direction. Questions to ask when deciding on a CDL truck driving school: 1. Will you earn your Commercial Driver's License at the end of the program? If you're only achieving Commercial Driver's Permit, this is will not qualify you for most carriers. You need the Commercial Driver's License. 2. What are the fees associated with the program? There can be [...]
Commercial Driver's License Training Tips - Part I You've made the decision to join one of the most important professions in the world: To become a Professional Class A CDL Truck Driver. THANK YOU! Let's get you set up for success. Why You Should Go to Trucking School Technically, you could study and test for your Commercial Driver’s License without going to a school or a company-sponsored CDL Training Program. However, you likely won’t be able to get a job. Going to an accredited/certified trucking school will open more doors to you and better pay. Due to insurance requirements, company [...]