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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]