Traveling with a Pet is a Plus for Class A CDL Drivers PTI dedicated company driver Bonnie Evans and her pooch Ruby. Life can get pretty lonely on the open road for Class A CDL Truck Drivers. They’re by themselves, away from home, not close to family, and are typically visiting places that can be completely unfamiliar to them. To combat the loneliness, more and more truckers are inviting pets to go along with them for the ride. “I love having my dog with me in the truck! She is always glad to see me, she is great company, and good [...]
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PTI Driver Ross Christensen Recognized by KBX Logistics Left to right: Operations Manager Garot VanderPas, President Jeff Shefchik, Award Winner Ross Christensen, Wife Courtney Christensen, Vice President of Operations Wes Kornowske, Vice President of Leadership Ben Schill, and Operations Manager Matt Christianson De Pere, Wis. (June 11, 2019) – Wisconsin-based employer and for-hire truckload carrier Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI) is proud to announce that professional driver Ross Christensen is the KBX Logistics 2018 Driver of the Year. A national award selected from a pool of 2,800 drivers from 44 different trucking companies, it recognizes safety, fuel conservation, miles driven and the [...]
Some Advice from PTI to Help Drivers in Their New Career A group photo taken after orientation of Class A CDL Truck Drivers new to the PTI team! Starting a new career can be tough, especially if you’re entering into an industry that’s completely new to you. Case in point: starting a new career as a professional Class A CDL Truck Driver. Courtesy of the drivers from the Paper Transport, Inc. fleet, here are 9 tips for new drivers: 1. Ask Questions – When you’re starting out, it’s important to ask questions if you don’t understand something or are unsure about [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]