FAQs

FAQs from Class A CDL Drivers, customers, vendors, employees, and the general public

At Paper Transport, we believe that everyone deserves a workplace that is fun and supportive. A place where our employees can bring out the best in each other and achieve their goals. 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.

Operating on all Class 1 Railroads allows us to use the services of the railroad best suited to your customer's needs. Our access to multiple container sizes allows for more diverse loading configurations.

Utilizing a network of carriers throughout the country allows us to be nimble with which ramps we utilize. If we need to make a change due to service, rate, or capacity we can do so without the heavy cost and time impacts of moving a network of drivers.

53-foot standard rail containers are the majority of our freight moves. However, we are able to service freight with both 40 and 45-foot-high cube containers. 

Yes. Although we don't own containers we work closely with rail and private equipment owners to mitigate pool costs equal to that of asset-owning companies. 

We have hazmat drayage capacity available in most of the majority of major rail metros, but it's always best to confirm based on commodity specifics.  

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.
  • 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

Paper Transport offers different Class A CDL driving positions to fit the needs of our drivers. Home time options across our fleet include:

  • Home Daily
  • Home Weekly (1.5 days or 2 days)
  • Home Every 1 to 2 weeks.

A typical schedule for regional drivers is out 5.5 days (e.g., leave Sunday mid-day and home Friday mid-day or leave Monday mid-day and home Saturday morning) with a 34-48 hour reset that depends on their last load. Give us a call at 855-784-5627 for availability.

At this time, Paper Transport Class A CDL Drivers are not allowed to take their trucks home for liability reasons. Plus, if there are any maintenance problems, or if a driver needs to take a day off, it complicates the accessibility we have to the truck.

Yes, Paper Transport does have an owner operator program for our regional and dedicated fleets. To learn more about these Class A CDL driving opportunities, please call our recruiting team at 1-855-784-5627. Or, visit one of our owner operator job listings found here to get more information:

Owner Operator Job Listing

Paper Transport does not have a driver training program for people to earn their Class A CDL licenses or those who do not have their license. However, we do hire a limited amount of recent graduates with Class A CDL certificates from a certified training school with 6 months of experience, who then enter our mentor-led training program.

Give us a call at 1-855-784-5627 to see if your Class A CDL driving school qualifies; we may be able to help through our Driver Mentor/Trainer 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. Jobs descriptions will list specific qualifications.

Sorry, at Paper Transport we need Class A CDL drivers. A Class A license allows you to drive trucks with trailers of any size. The Class B license allows you to drive a truck of any size, but you’re not allowed to pull a large trailer behind a Class B truck.

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

At this time, Paper Transport Class A CDL Drivers are not allowed to take their trucks home for liability reasons. Plus, if there are any maintenance problems, or if a driver needs to take a day off, it complicates the accessibility we have to the truck.

Yes, Paper Transport awards bonuses to its Class A CDL drivers in addition to its sign-on bonuses. Here’s how they’re broken out:

  • $2,000 Referral (Awarded to all drivers)
  • Up to $300 MPG bonus per month (Mileage Drivers)
  • $100 Injury free bonus (Hourly Drivers)
  • Red Rewards

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 offers our full-time Class A CDL Drivers medical, dental, vision, paid vacation and holidays, and much more. See a list of full benefits by clicking this link:

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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.

Yes, Paper Transport does have an owner operator program for our regional and dedicated fleets. To learn more about these Class A CDL driving opportunities, please call our recruiting team at 1-855-784-5627. Or, visit one of our owner operator job listings found here to get more information:

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 offers our full-time Class A CDL Drivers medical, dental, vision, paid vacation and holidays, and much more. See a list of full benefits by clicking this link: Click Here to View Benefits

Yes, Paper Transport does offer 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.

Yes, Paper Transport awards bonuses to its Class A CDL drivers in addition to its sign-on bonuses. Here’s how they’re broken out:

  • $2,000 Referral (Awarded to all drivers)
  • Up to $300 MPG bonus per month (Mileage Drivers)
  • $100 Injury free bonus (Hourly Drivers)
  • Red Rewards

Yes! Once new PTI Class A Drivers have 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

Yes, the trucks at PTI are governed at 63 mph when pressing the pedal and 65 mph when the truck’s cruise is set. 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 PTI fleet uses elogs (computer logs or electronic logs) on a Samsung tablet based program called XRS. 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.

At this time, PTI Class A CDL Drivers are not allowed to take their trucks home for liability reasons. Plus, if there are any maintenance problems, or if a driver needs to take a day off, it complicates the accessibility we have to the truck

Yes! Non-daily PTI 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.