Driver FAQs

FAQs from Class A CDL Drivers

We offer a wide variety of Class A CDL truck driving jobs. From regional, local, dedicated, and intermodal, we’re here to help you choose the position that best meets your needs. Below are the frequently asked questions from drivers.

Paper Transport is headquartered in De Pere, Wisconsin. Learn more about our other locations.

The founders, Lennie Shefchik and Roger Grimsely, founded Paper Transport in February of 1990. The first loads were pulled out of the Green Bay, WI area. Read more on our History and Award’s Page.

Currently, we have a strong presence in the Midwest and Southeast. Recently, we have grown to have dedicated routes in California and Maryland. We are always looking for more opportunities to grow. To see open jobs, visit

Yes, the trucks at Paper Transport are governed at 63 mph when pressing the pedal and 65 mph when the truck's cruise is set. We also offer the PasSmart feature on our trucks which allows drivers to reach speeds of 67 mph for a short period of time. This approach has helped reduce our fuel cost, accident frequency, and gives our Class A CDL Drivers a better opportunity to earn their own MPG monthly bonus.

Yes, the Paper Transport fleet uses elogs (computer logs or electronic logs) on a Samsung tablet based program called Platform Science. Each Class A CDL Driver is assigned his or her own tablet and using elogs enhances communication, improves driver workflow, and provides the driver with a seamless user experience through its ease of use and compatibility.

Additional tools include in the table include SmartETA trip planning, maps, communication apps, and more.

The Paper Transport Class A CDL driving fleet operates all dry van and is comprised of late model equipment to help keep maintenance costs lower. Here’s a quick breakdown of what’s on the road:

  • Tractors – The majority of our fleet is comprised of Freightliners, but some Class A Drivers do operate Kenworth's, Navistar’s, and Volvo’s. Learn more about our equipment.
  • Transmission – Our entire fleet is equipped with automatic transmissions.
  • Trailers – All of our trailers are 53' dry van trailers with spring ride and TPMS.
  • Fuel Type – Diesel and CNG

Yes! Once a new hire has been with us for 60 days without suspensions, write-ups, and preventable accidents, they may bring a passenger with them. Riders may include:

  • Spouses
  • Dependent children (Must be at least 10 years old).
  • Immediate family members (Must be at least 10 years old).
  • Non-family members (Must be at least 21 years old).

PTI drivers are prohibited from taking their trucks home due to liability concerns. This restriction complicates access to the trucks in cases of maintenance issues or when a driver requires a day off.

Paper Transport does not offer a driver training program for individuals seeking to obtain their Class A CDL licenses. However, we do hire recent graduates who possess Class A CDL certificates from accredited training schools and have at least six months of experience. These individuals MUST participate in our Accelerate Program, a mentor-led training program.

Give us a call at 1-855-784-5627 to see if your Class A CDL driving school qualifies.

If you're a new Class A CDL graduate and are looking to get the most out of your CDL training and truck driving career, Paper Transport's variety of jobs, excellent entry level CDL training, and top of the industry starting pay has you covered. Learn more about our accelerate program.

Most jobs require a minimum of 6-12 months. However, some do not require 6 months, but will then require employment within 100 days of graduation. Open jobs on our job board ( will list specific qualifications.

Paper Transport requires drivers with a Class A CDL license. A Class B license allows you to drive trucks of any size, but you are not permitted to haul large trailers behind a Class B truck. Therefore, having a Class B license does not meet the requirements for driving with Paper Transport.

Currently, Paper Transport does not have a tuition reimbursement program for people who are looking to obtain their Class A CDL license.

Yes! Non-daily Paper Transport Class A CDL Drivers may bring up to two pets with them at a time when they’re out on the road. To ensure the pet’s safety, they must be restrained or kenneled while the truck is in motion.

Paper Transport does offer a sign-on bonuses for the majority of our driving fleet. The amount does vary and Class A CDL Drivers are paid the first increment of this bonus when they pull their first load with us.

Additionally, Paper Transport awards bonuses to its Class A CDL drivers in addition to its sign-on bonuses. We offer:

  • $2,000 Referral (Awarded to all drivers)
  • Up to $300 MPG bonus per month (Mileage Drivers)
  • $100 Injury free bonus (Hourly Drivers)
  • Red Rewards
  • DOT Inspection Bonus (Level 1: $250, Level 2: $150).

Yes, Paper Transport's mileage Class A CDL drivers receive detention pay of $20 an hour after the first hour and up to 8 hours of detention pay in total.

Paper Transport offers our full-time Class A CDL Drivers medical, dental, vision, paid vacation and holidays, and much more. See a list of full benefits.

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