News and Notes2019-12-12T19:39:40-06:00

Making a Difference with Compressed Natural Gas

Generally, I hate stereotypes, but hating stereotypes allows me to fill my own.  I’m a millennial, vegetarian, reusable bag using, recycle-bin office monitor who just wants to make the world a better and less carbon-filled place. First, you’re probably asking first why I’m telling you this and second, why I chose a career within a male-dominated industry that puts one-time use water bottles in a trailer powered by diesel.  I [...]

By |April 19th, 2021|Categories: Newsroom|

Dreaming of Driving a Big Rig: How to Get a Start in Class A Trucking

You may be thinking about how amazing it will be to drive one of these 80,000-pound vehicles. Paper Transport, Inc. has been in the game of transportation for over 30 years. It was only in the last seven years that we began to train drivers from accredited truck driving school programs. In late October 2020, we revamped our training program and launched the Accelerate program, which is deeply committed to [...]

By |April 6th, 2021|Categories: Newsroom|

Boot Reimbursement Program for Truck Drivers

Being a truck driver is not easy. Often, you are required to multitask and think quickly. There is nothing worse than feeling like you have sore, tired, and aching feet in the middle of those busy days. As a truck driver, you should have a great pair of loose-fitting, comfortable, slip-resistant, safe to wear boots. Work boots need to be your second-best friend. So choose a pair of high-quality, [...]

By |April 2nd, 2021|Categories: Newsroom|

Paper Transport’s Women in Trucking

Women play an important role in trucking, making up 6.6 percent of the 3.5 million truckers according to the American Trucking Association. Since 2010, the number of professional female truck drivers in the United States has increased 68 percent and continues to grow. For many women entering the industry, it can be a bit intimidating with the long-time misconception that women can't become truck drivers. Here at Paper Transport, Inc. [...]

By |March 25th, 2021|Categories: Newsroom|

How to Pass your CDL Road Test

Are you getting ready to take one of the biggest exams of your trucking career? Below is a list of tips that will help you pass your road test the first time around so that you can start your CDL Career right. It's been a long road and the end is in sight! 5 Tips to Pass Your Road Test: 1. Go into your CDL road test knowing what [...]

By |March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Newsroom|Tags: , |

What to Expect at Driver Orientation

You've accepted a job offer with Paper Transport, Inc. and are starting to prepare for the onboarding process. Being prepared and asking the right questions beforehand can make the experience more enjoyable. We have pulled together a list of the most commonly asked trucking orientation questions so that you can get a better idea of what to expect! Watch our full video answering commonly asked questions below: [...]

By |February 1st, 2021|Categories: Newsroom|

How to eat healthier on the road

As the new year rolls in, many of us are thinking about how we can achieve a healthier lifestyle and for those on the road, this can become a challenge. Make a change this year by developing healthy habits that are easy to stick to. 8 Ways to Eat Healthier on the Road: Skip the truck stop & fast food – Although this food might be “convenient” when you’re on [...]

By |January 7th, 2021|Categories: Newsroom|

Santa’s Nice List

Did you make Santa's nice list? Christmas will be here in a few short weeks, leaving many wondering if they are on Santa's naughty or nice list. This year, Santa is making it easy for you to find out. Paper Transport, Inc. has released the 2020 nice list and has checked it twice! Read what our Team Members had to say: PTI employees were asked to nominate drivers and [...]

By |December 4th, 2020|Categories: Newsroom|

Paper Transport Orientation for Experienced Drivers

What does Paper Transport, Inc.'s Driver Orientation Look Like? Steve Wolf, a 22-year Driver Veteran and Paper Transport, Inc. Orientation Manager, takes us through Paper Transport, Inc.'s Driver Orientations for experienced drivers in the Behind the Scenes video below: Learn More About The Orientation Process For Experienced Drivers In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in March, Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI) was able to quickly [...]

By |November 30th, 2020|Categories: Newsroom|

Thank a Trucker This Thanksgiving

As we gather around the table this year with family and friends, take a few extra minutes to recognize the drivers that made it all possible. Each year truck drivers work tirelessly around the clock to deliver the goods that make up your Thanksgiving meal. American's consume on average 51 million turkeys, 80 million lbs. of cranberries, 1.5 billion lbs. of pumpkins, 2.4 billion lbs. of sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Categories: Newsroom|

Paper Transport, Inc. Launches Accelerate CDL A Training Program

Accelerate Your CDL A Driving Career with our newest training program Sean Bordeaux instructs the candidate on backing up at the new PTI Training Course while Driver Trainer Jeff Clark and Driver Orientation Manager Steve Wolf look on. Paper Transport, Inc.’s new Accelerate program is designed for individuals who have recently attained or are in the process of achieving their Class A Commercial Driver's License from a [...]

By |November 17th, 2020|Categories: Newsroom|

Winter Truck Driving Tips

As winter approaches don't let the changing seasons catch you off guard. Winter weather conditions can sneak up on even the most experienced driver. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FWA), an average of 5,748,000 motor vehicle accidents happen each year, around 22 percent are weather-related. Poor visibility and reduced traction from rain, snow, haze, and sleet can make driving a challenge. Make safe decisions this year by following [...]

By |November 12th, 2020|Categories: Newsroom|

Thank You to Our Veterans

Thank You to All Who Have Served! To commemorate Veterans Day in honor of those who have served in the military, we'd like to recognize Paper Transport, Inc.'s veterans, who make up 19% of the dry-van company's driver workforce. In the last two years alone, PTI has hired over 200 Veterans. I have always been proud of the fact that our industry has such a high concentration of veterans [...]

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: Newsroom|

Paper Transport, Inc. Receives US EPA 2020 SmartWay Excellence Award

Paper Transport, Inc. is a proud recipient of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2020 SmartWay Excellence Award for our leadership in environmentally responsible shipping. We are honored to be recognized and will continue to work with our customers to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the planet. This award represents just one of the ways that PTI is working to reduce emissions. What is SmartWay? [...]

By |November 6th, 2020|Categories: Newsroom|

PTI Announces Pay Increase for Regional Drivers

Paper Transport, Inc. Announces 7% increase and pay guarantee for Regional Drivers We are excited to announce a pay increase for our Class A CDL Regional Truck Drivers! Effective November 8th, all experienced non-home daily, mileage-based PTI Regional drivers will receive on average a 7% pay increase and a minimum weekly pay guarantee. Positions include mileage-based Dedicated Regional, Non-Dedicated Regional, Over-the-Road, and Intermodal divisions. PTI's minimum pay guarantee [...]

By |November 2nd, 2020|Categories: Newsroom|

What to Look for in a Post-Graduate CDL Finishing Program

It can be difficult to see through the smokescreen of sign-on bonuses and more to find a good CDL Finishing Program for on-the-job training. Use this as a guide to help steer toward the best Finishing Program and carrier for you. Are you qualified for a post-graduate CDL finishing program? Candidates are eligible for Class A CDL Truck Driver Finishing programs after they have recently earned their Class A [...]

By |October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Newsroom|

What to Ask When Deciding on a CDL Truck Driving School

No doubt you may feel overwhelmed by the amount of information on your journey to become a professional Class A Truck Driver. Do not be discouraged. There is an abundance of resources available to help point you in the right direction. Questions to ask when deciding on a CDL truck driving school: 1. Will you earn your Commercial Driver's License at the end of the program? If you're only [...]

By |October 14th, 2020|Categories: Newsroom|

What to Look for in a CDL School

Commercial Driver's License Training Tips - Part I You've made the decision to join one of the most important professions in the world: To become a Professional Class A CDL Truck Driver. THANK YOU! Let's get you set up for success. Why You Should Go to Trucking School Technically, you could study and test for your Commercial Driver’s License without going to a school or a company-sponsored CDL Training [...]

By |October 8th, 2020|Categories: Newsroom|

Hours of Service Changes: How will they affect you?

Starting September 29, 2020 the FMCSA announced that drivers will need to comply with the new Hours of Service regulations. Changes have been made to ensure drivers are better able to stay awake and be alert while on our nation's roadways. What is changing? Short-haul ExceptionExpands the short-haul exception to 150 air-miles and allows a 14-hour work shift to take place as part of the exception.Adverse Driving [...]

By |October 1st, 2020|Categories: Newsroom|

Give the Gift of Health at our Upcoming Blood Drive

Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI) will be hosting our next blood drive October 9, 2020 at PTI’s Green Bay Headquarters. Your support and generosity helps to ensure blood needs are available when and where it’s needed most. PTI’s Green Bay blood drive donations have supported local hospitals in the Greater Green Bay area and helped patients as far as Advocate Illinois Medical Center University Hospitals and Clinics in the Chicago [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Categories: Newsroom|

Driver Appreciation Week 2020

This last week at Paper Transport, Inc. we celebrated and thanked the 3.5 million professional drivers who work tirelessly day and night to ensure that deliveries arrive safely, securely, and on time in order to keep our nation’s economy afloat. National Truck Driver Appreciation Week looked different than past years amid the coronavirus pandemic with virtual giveaways, contests, swag, and our 2nd annual Show Your Ride Event. At PTI, [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|Categories: Newsroom|

Operation Safe Driver Week July 12-18

July 12-18, law enforcement throughout North America and Canada will be looking for drivers engaging in unsafe driving behavior’s on our nation’s roadways. The week-long initiative will focus on speeding, due to an alarming increase of average speeds measured during the first week of April, 2020. According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), speeds increased 75% compared to January and February. Last year, during Operation Safe Week, 47,000 [...]

By |July 9th, 2020|Categories: Newsroom|

Paper Transport Virtual Orientation

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI) was able to quickly adapt its advanced tablet technology to new driver orientations, shortening the training period from an in-person 3-day orientation to a virtual 1.5-day orientation. With the use of Samsung tablets that contain a host of applications (from electronic logs to communications to training) issued to professional truck drivers during orientation, the PTI on-boarding process is fully [...]

By |June 29th, 2020|Categories: Newsroom|

10 Truck Driving Safety Tips

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, trucker deaths continue to rise and are at their highest level in more than 30 years. In 2018, 885 large truck occupants died, increasing almost 1 percent compared to the previous year. It is the highest since 1988 when 911 occupants of large trucks died. In order to keep our roadways safe and reduce the consequences and negative effects of an accident, [...]

By |June 5th, 2020|Categories: Newsroom|

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|
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