PTI Announces 5% Raise for Mileage-Based Professional Truck Drivers!

100% of All Paper Transport, Inc. Drivers Receive a Raise in 2017

Mileage-based Class A Truck Driver - PTIDE PERE, WI – De Pere-based employer and for-hire truckload carrier Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI) announced a 5% pay increase for all of its mileage-based Class A Professional Truck Drivers on Monday. This announcement is followed closely by the company’s recent pay increase for all hourly drivers this summer, ensuring 100% of all PTI truck drivers in the fleet received a raise before the 2017 holiday season.

Trucking companies pay between $0.28 and $0.48 cents per mile on average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics. While a few companies do pay up to $0.45 cents per mile, PTI’s top earners in select divisions will earn over $0.50 per mile and in the mid-$0.50 cents per mile with accessorial and bonus pay.

This pay scale offers new Midwest over-the-road and regional drivers an annual earnings of $61,100 annually and $65,000-$70,000 annually for tenured drivers.

“Our goal is to continue to push driver pay to better compensate professional drivers for the work they do every day and stay ahead of the market in compensation,” stated Ben Schill, Vice President of Paper Transport, Inc. “Our purpose is to build a great place to work; remaining a top tier carrier in total compensation helps further our commitment to this purpose.”

Founded 27 year ago in Green Bay, WI, Paper Transport, Inc. is headquartered in De Pere, WI and currently operates 730 power-units and 2,400 trailers with a focus on regional truckload, dedicated truckload, and intermodal services. Of its 900 employees, Paper Transport, Inc. employs over 220 truck drivers and 120 office professionals in Northeast Wisconsin and has grown 18-22% each year for the last 7 years. They can be reached at 800-317-3650,, or

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