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Paper Transport Offers Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Paper Transport, Inc., is now offering an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Work-Life Services as an expanded benefit to all employees and their families. With over 900 truck drivers and growing, it is our commitment to keeping our company a great place to work by helping our employees achieve their full potential – both personally and professionally. Importance of Mental Health in Truck Drivers Today, there are over 3 million [...]

By |May 19th, 2020|Categories: Newsroom|

Revised Hours of Service Regulations

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced Thursday, May 14th, that revisions have been made and the Hours of Service Rule will be changing as early as September. Drivers, such as over-the-road and Regional Class A CDL truck drivers, will have more flexibility in how long they are able to sit behind the wheel before taking a mandated break. This will help to alleviate unnecessary burdens placed on CDL drivers [...]

By |May 18th, 2020|Categories: Newsroom|

Safety First at PTI: COVID-19 Pandemic and Response

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and impact the transportation industry, Paper Transport, Inc., priority is the safety of our employees, customers, and community. Here you can find updates on the latest transportation insights to help you navigate this volatile market and learn how PTI is making a difference.   Help protect yourself and your family with the following prevention practices: Wash hands with soap and water for at [...]

By |April 20th, 2020|Categories: Newsroom|

PTI Pledges Half of April 2020 Profits

  https://youtu.be/4L2hV190bRk   Our Communities Affected By COVID-19 For the last 17 years, Jeff Shefchik, president at Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI), has always known the products PTI delivers is important to people. Recently, some of those products (such as Toilet Paper) have become really important. A 30-year old dry van carrier hauling consumer products including toilet paper, packaging, soap, and consumables, PTI has been busy over the last couple [...]

By |March 25th, 2020|Categories: Newsroom|

Paper Transport, Inc. Turns 30!

On February 5th, 1990, Paper Transport, Inc. officially pulled its first loads out of Green Bay, WI. Now 1,000+ employees strong in over 20 states, Paper Transport, Inc. continues to build a great place to work where outstanding people deliver. Dialing in via video phone conference, streaming from Facebook's Workplace Live, or watching in person at the De Pere Headquarters, President Jeff Shefchik kicked off Paper Transport, Inc.'s 30th anniversary [...]

By |February 5th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Commit to being a healthier truck driver in 2020

Now is the perfect time to commit to becoming a healthier Class A CDL Truck Driver. A healthy meal option expertly prepared in a truck by PTI driver Brian Miller. Don’t think you can do it? Think again because you’re stronger than you realize! All you have to do is develop some healthy habits and  stick to them - such as starting with any of the following in [...]

By |January 16th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Paper Transport Featured on Fuller Speed Ahead

Paper Transport, Inc. Vice President of Operations Wes Kornowske made an appearance last week on FreightWavesTV show, “Fuller Speed Ahead.” On the show, Kornowske discussed the company's growth within the transportation industry along with its commitment to its Class A CDL Truck Drivers. See what the interview was all about here:     To read the entire article from FreightWaves, click this link. Also, to learn more about Kornowske, who's [...]

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Newsroom|Tags: , , , , |

PTI Employee Spotlight: John McLaughlin

Installment #2 of the PTI Employee Spotlight Series PTI team member John McLaughlin and his family. The featured team member of the second installment of the Paper Transport, Inc. Employee Spotlight Series is John McLaughlin. Thank you John for sharing information about yourself and also for everything that you do for our company! Name? John McLaughlin Position at PTI?  National Account Executive Primary location you work out of? Olney, IL [...]

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

14 Useful Trucking Tools, Equipment & Gear

Some Helpful Gear to Keep in Your Truck An example of the gear to keep in your truck. As a Class A CDL truck driver, you need to be prepared for any situation - you never know what’s going to happen on the road! That light bulb that needs changing on a trailer in the middle of the night? You’ll need a flashlight. Can’t get traction in a parking lot [...]

By |July 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Paper Transport, Inc. Employee Spotlight – Kelly Hansen

Introducing the PTI Employee Spotlight Blog Series PTI Safety Coordinator Kelly Hansen with her family. Welcome to our new blog series: The Paper Transport, Inc. Employee Spotlight! In this series, we’ll be focusing on an employee who supports our truck driving fleet that has now grown to over 900 Class A CDL Truck Drivers! In this week’s post, Kelly Hansen is featured. Thank you Kelly for sharing information about you [...]

By |June 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

How to Make Your Truck a Home Away from Home

Some Ideas on How to Make Your Truck Comfy & Cozy Shown here is the interior of a new PTI Freightliner Cascadia. It’s a blank slate for creativity! The possibilities are endless when it comes to making this space a home away from home! Over-the-road Class A CDL truck drivers spend a lot of time in their trucks - going days, even weeks, without getting home. That’s why some drivers [...]

The Benefits of Traveling the Road with a Pet

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 [...]

Paper Transport, Inc. Driver Ross Christensen Earns KBX Driver of the Year Award

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 [...]

9 Tips for New Professional Class A CDL Truck Drivers

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, [...]

By |June 6th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

How to Spot a Good Trucking Company

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, [...]

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Things to Consider Before Becoming an Owner Operator – Ready for a Life Change?

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 [...]

Things to Consider Before Becoming an Owner Operator – Do Your Research

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 [...]

By |May 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Things to Consider Before Becoming an Owner Operator – Know Your Skill Set

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 [...]

By |May 9th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Things to Consider Before Becoming an Owner Operator – What Are Your Finances?

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 [...]

By |April 29th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Paper Transport, Inc. Expands Internship Program

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 [...]

By |April 18th, 2019|Categories: Newsroom|Tags: , , , , , |

PTI Summer BBQ Recruiting Bash in Albany, GA

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 [...]

By |April 15th, 2019|Categories: Newsroom|Tags: , , |

A Few Key Tax Tips for Owner Operators

The Tax Filing Deadline is Approaching With the deadline to file taxes coming up quickly on April 15, 2019, here are some key tax tips to keep in mind if you’re an owner operator in the trucking industry. Get Organized – Before you start thinking about doing your taxes, you need to get organized and it’s critical if you want to make the process an easy one. Make sure you [...]

By |April 10th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Paper Transport, Inc. Earns Two Awards from The Procter & Gamble Company

Wisconsin-Based Trucking Company Earns Two Awards from The Procter & Gamble Company Wisconsin-based employer, and for-hire truckload carrier Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI), recently received two industry related awards from The Procter & Gamble Company during a recent vendor meeting at P&G’s headquarters in Cincinnati, OH. PTI Professional Truck Driver Daniel Campbell received PTI’s first award when he was recognized as a P&G Driver of the Year. Campbell (shown to the [...]

By |March 28th, 2019|Categories: Newsroom|Tags: , , , , |

Paper Transport, Inc. Awarded 2018 Growth Award by Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce

Wisconsin-Based Trucking Company Clear Employer of Choice On Tuesday, the Greater Green Bay Chamber held their annual business recognition luncheon. Of the 5 different awards, they awarded Paper Transport the Growth Award. This award recognizes a business that is locally owned and operated, in business at least three years, and under current ownership has demonstrated significant or continuous growth in sales, service and number of employees. In the 15 years [...]

By |June 6th, 2018|Categories: Newsroom|

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

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

By |November 6th, 2017|Categories: Newsroom|

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