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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 [...]

By |June 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

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|

Paper Transport, Inc. Joins Blockchain in Transportation Alliance

DEPERE, WI - Paper Transport, Inc. has been accepted as a member of the Blockchain in Transportation Alliance. Blockchain guarantees accuracy and integrity of globally shared databases that are maintained by its users. Paper Transport, Inc. choose BiTA because of the alliance’s commitment to building a standard communication framework for the next generation of logistics providers. Transportation has been communicating on a standard that was drafted in the 1970’s. Technological [...]

By |October 18th, 2017|Categories: Newsroom|

Truck Drivers Wear Many Hats

Truck Drivers Wear Many Hats Truck driving is more than getting behind the wheel of a tractor and steering a box around the country. It takes precision, skill, patience, and much more. These highly skilled men and women wear a number of hats throughout the day and deserve a lot of respect. Share this with your favorite drivers and be sure to say thank you!

By |August 8th, 2017|Categories: Newsroom|

HQ Grand Opening Featuring Rep. Mike Gallagher

Paper Transport, Inc. to Have Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony With Special Guest Congressman Mike Gallagher With special guest speaker Congressman Mike Gallagher and in partnership with the Greater Green Chamber of Commerce, Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI) will celebrate its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony 1250 Mid Valley Drive in De Pere on Friday, April 7, 2017. Founded 27 years ago in Green Bay, WI, PTI quickly outgrew [...]

By |March 28th, 2017|Categories: Newsroom|

A Big Move for Paper Transport, Inc.

Paper Transport, Inc. Open for Business in De Pere, WI DE PERE, WI – November 11, 2016 The fastest growing truckload carrier in the Midwest and Southeast is moving its headquarters to De Pere, WI this Friday. Founded 26 years ago in Green Bay, WI, Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI) has been growing 20% each year for the last 6 years and simply ran out of room at its Executive Drive [...]

By |November 11th, 2016|Categories: Newsroom|

PTI Awarded Carrier and Driver of the Year

Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI), was awarded Dedicated Carrier of the Year and Driver of the Year at the 2016 Georgia-Pacific Corporation's Carriers Conference on Wednesday, June 22nd at the Radisson Conference Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. With over 100 carriers considered for the award by Georgia-Pacific Corporation, one of the nation's largest shippers, the 2016 Carrier of the Year Award is PTI's 11th in the company's 25 years as a [...]

By |June 24th, 2016|Categories: Newsroom|

Sandy Loew: One of the Best

Sandy Loew: One of the Best Meet Sandy Loew from Florida. She is an avid reader and huge NASCAR fan. Sandy came to PTI from a company whose owner was good friends with PTI co-founder Lennie Shefchik. When Sandy informed her previous employer that she wanted better home time, so she could spend time with family and her grandchildren, and the ability to work closer to home in Florida, her [...]

By |May 18th, 2016|Categories: Newsroom|

There’s an App for That: Preventing Distracted Driving With Cellcontrol

Improving Fleet Safety By Decreasing Distracted Driving By: Peter Covach, IT Systems Analyst Let's face it: distraction is a daily norm in this age of instant information. Notifications, beeps, and vibrations are constantly bombarding us while the task at hand - driving - requires our undivided attention. Distracted driving has become an epidemic that puts the driver, passengers, and those nearby all at risk. When we were designing our next [...]

By |May 11th, 2016|Categories: Newsroom|

Glen Smith of Florida Achieves 1,000,000 Miles!

Meet Glen Smith from Florida. With a passion for sprint car racing and tinkering with the corvette in his garage, Glen is a total gearhead. It may be this passion that has lead Glen to build a solid professional driving history and experienced leadership record. He was Georgia Pacific's 2010 Driver of the Year and continues to be a one-of-a-kind professional that makes this industry thrive. In the words of [...]

By |May 5th, 2016|Categories: Newsroom|

Alex Green of Jacksonville Achieves 1,000,000 Miles!

Meet Alex Green who hails from Jacksonville, Florida and drives with our Southeast Jacksonville division. Alex has an interesting, but not unusual story with Paper Transport, Inc.: After starting with us in late December of 2006, Alex put in his notice nine months later in September 2006. Two years away, he came back to us in March of 2008 and stayed again with us for another six years - which [...]

By |April 29th, 2016|Categories: Newsroom|

Tire Safety: A Focused Pre/Post-Trip Inspection Effort

Tire Safety: A Focused Pre/Post-Trip Inspection Effort By: Ken Marvenko, PTI Director of Safety Exterminating Road Gators (the treads of failed tires lining the shoulders of highways). As we approach tire-blowout season (May through October), tire safety is a hot topic and CVSA's focus for this year's International Roadcheck Inspection Blitz (June 7-9, 2016). International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with [...]

By |April 12th, 2016|Categories: Newsroom|

Paper Transport Intermodal Expands Canadian Operations

Paper Transport Intermodal Services By: Wes Kornowske, PTI Director of Operations and Logistics Paper Transport Intermodal has finished onboarding with the Canadian Pacific railway enabling us to begin offering more intermodal services out of/into Canada and Minneapolis. This partnership will enhance our existing Canada cross border offering by opening up more of western Canada. Paper Transport Intermodal is poised to not only handle all of your domestic intermodal needs but [...]

By |March 30th, 2016|Categories: Newsroom|

Why Your Fleet’s MPG Is Still a Hot Topic With Low Fuel Prices

Why Your Fleet's MPG Is Still a Hot Topic With Low Fuel Prices By: Dan Deppeler, PTI Director of Maintenance & Procurement With fuel prices down, should your approach to purchasing equipment change? Let's review a few relevant considerations that impact this decision: Fuel is still one of the highest cost items on the Profit & Loss Statement (P&L) Fuel surcharge programs do not fully recover the cost of fuel [...]

By |March 11th, 2016|Categories: Newsroom|

Sleep Apnea Testing: Trucking Industry Needs to Demand Standardization

Sleep Apnea Testing: Trucking Industry Needs to Demand Standardization By: Barb Kornowske, PTI Director of Human Resources, PHR Our greatest concern is the safety of our employees and the motoring public. While they admit to being tired, drivers will often attribute their fatigue to their lifestyle in the truck and not sleep apnea. Since 2011, Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI) has provided company paid sleep apnea testing. Drivers who take advantage [...]

By |March 10th, 2016|Categories: Newsroom|

The Best Employee Wellness Initiative

The Best Employee Wellness Initiative By: Barb Kornowske, PTI Director of Human Resources, PHR A healthy workforce = a healthy company, but how do you get there? With the best of intentions in mind, employers are dreaming up wellness initiatives in hopes to lure their workforces into improving health and engagement. However, their employees are not taking the bait. In a 2013 study featured in Forbes*, 86% of employees don't [...]

By |March 7th, 2016|Categories: Newsroom|

2015 PTI Driver of the Year

2015 PTI Driver of the Year Jacksonville, Florida-based driver Darrell McFarland leads the Paper Transport, Inc. fleet with 2015 Driver of the Year Award. With 45 years of professional driving and 4.5 years at Paper Transport, Inc., Darrell McFarland has logged over 536,000 miles with PTI safely, achieved an MPG of 8 or better consistently, has great rapport with his Driver Managers and Planners as well as customers, and was [...]

By |February 24th, 2016|Categories: Newsroom|

Where Are All the Good Paying Jobs?

Where Are All the Good Paying Jobs? By: Joe Shefchik, PTI VP Business Development and Solutions Perhaps we're asking the wrong question about jobs and the workforce. While capacity in the trucking industry has had some solid growth in the past year, there are major headwinds on the horizon. With an electronic logging mandate taking effect in November of 2017 and the Federal Drug Clearinghouse making its way to becoming [...]

By |February 15th, 2016|Categories: Newsroom, University News|

4 Payroll Improvements That Impact Driver Turnover

4 Payroll Improvements That Impact Driver Turnover By: John Renier, PTI Controller In trucking, there are three basic factors that drive the success of any company that affect driver turnover: Get them rolling, get them paid, and get them home. These three items must work together and if any one of these elements is out of sync, then it can have a big impact on driver turnover. Let's take a [...]

By |February 11th, 2016|Categories: Newsroom|

Why Trucking Needs to Get Social

Why Trucking Needs to Get Social By: Ben Schill, PTI Director of Operations I've always considered myself relatively technologically savvy. After all, I grew up during the monumental shift from business applications performed with typewriters to computers. In college, e-mail was gaining speed. By my senior year, no more snail-mail letters were sent home and communication with friends across the country without racking up huge phone bills was big. Savvy, [...]

By |February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Newsroom|

PTI Grows Central Florida Intermodal Lanes

PTI Grows Central Florida Intermodal Service Paper Transport, Inc. is bringing asset intermodal capacity to Central Florida. We created 4 truck driving jobs and established 4 trucks to our domestic intermodal business with more to come. This addition keeps PTI moving on two key initiatives: Grow jobs and business that gets drivers home to their families every day. Support PTI’s intermodal customers with PTI’s assets. Moving drivers into Central Florida [...]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Newsroom|

PTI ST. LOUIS HIRING EVENT

Thursday, July 9th – Sunday, July 12th Paper Transport, Inc. is taking St. Louis by storm! Celebrate with us at our new terminal location in the St. Louis area: When: July 9th – July 12th Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Where: 17 Liberty Place, Pontoon Beach, IL (just off of I-270 & Highway IL-111 – north east of St. Louis) Food will be provided! Call 1-855-784-5627 to ask about [...]

By |June 29th, 2015|Categories: Newsroom|

Everett Evans Makes Driver of the Year

PTI Red Rewards Introduces First Annual Driver of the Year Award Driving Excellence and Delivering Value For the Long Haul Early March 2015, Ohio Driver Everett Evans was announced as Paper Transport, Inc.’s Driver of the Year for 2014. Evans won his division’s Red Rewards Driver of the Month award 7 times last year. When asked how he did it, he responded: “I just did my job.” […]

By |March 23rd, 2015|Categories: Newsroom|

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION COMPANY CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Success Driven By Meeting the Needs of Employees GREEN BAY – Recognized as a leader in customer service with awards such as Georgia Pacific’s Carrier of the Year and named among the Top 250 Largest Carriers by Commercial Carrier Journal, local transportation company Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI) celebrated 25 years of success on Thursday. […]

By |February 6th, 2015|Categories: Newsroom|

PTI Moves Driver Pay Maintaining Industry Leading Pay Position

Green Bay, WI – Paper Transport is increasing pay for drivers by more than 5% in both its dedicated and regional one way operations. Paper Transport is already recognized as a leader in driver pay.  Jeff Shefchik, president of Paper Transport notes, “Through continuous review of independent surveys, we are confident that we lead the industry in pay.  We believe it’s our responsibility to do so.” […]

By |October 6th, 2014|Categories: Newsroom|

Paper Transport Adds 20 Natural Gas-Powered Kenworth T660s to Regional Fleet

Green Bay, WI –  Wisconsin Truckload Carrier Plans Significant Adoption of Natural Gas Jeff Shefchik, president of Green Bay, Wis.-based regional truckload carrier Paper Transport Inc., is proud that his company is among the first to begin moving toward a fleet with a significant number of natural gas-powered trucks. […]

By |October 4th, 2013|Categories: Newsroom|

PTI Anchors second CNG Station in Green Bay

Green Bay, WI - Trillium CNG has debuted a new compressed natural gas (CNG) station at 1121 Radission St. in Green Bay, Wis., co-located with the Bay Beach Shell station.  

The company says heavy-duty carriers Paper Transport Inc. and Contract Transport Services will be the anchor fleets for the station, which can accommodate Class 8 semi-trucks with 53-foot trailers. The public-access site has two CNG dispensers that draw from a propriety [...]

By |September 16th, 2013|Categories: Newsroom|

Green Bay Chamber of Commerce Announces Business Nominees

Green Bay, WI - Nine businesses were nominated for the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce’s Excellence in Business Award. They are AT&T, Bank First National, Humana Inc., KI, PAi, Paper Transport Inc., Schenck, UnitedHealthcare and VOS Electric Inc. The award will be announced during the chamber’s annual meeting Oct. 7 at the KI Convention Center, 333 Main St. The 27th annual award is sponsored by Advance , the economic development [...]

By |August 15th, 2013|Categories: Newsroom|

PTI receives Great West Platinum Safety Award

Green Bay, WI – PTI was presented with a PLATINUM award by Great West Casualty Company as part of the 2012 National Safety Awards Program. PTI has always practiced the philosophy that safety is a key component in running a successful business. The National Safety Awards Program recognizes carriers based on their year-end preventable accident results. Awards range from PLATINUM, GOLD, SILVER AND PARTICIPATORY. Over 750 carriers participated in the [...]

By |August 13th, 2013|Categories: Newsroom|

PTI Talks Natural Gas At Chicago Board of Trade Conference

Green Bay, WI – Paper Transport, Inc (PTI) president, Jeff Shefchik, presented on April 8 at the Chicago Board of Trade’s conference – New Access to Energy. The meeting, held in Detroit, MI, focused on the developing manufacturing opportunities in the US. PTI has been a leader in deploying natural gas powered tractor trailers over the last three years. […]

By |April 19th, 2013|Categories: Newsroom|

PTI and Integrys Transportation teaming up to build a CNG fueling station in De Pere, WI

DE PERE — Paper Transport Inc. of Ashwaubenon and Integrys Transportation Fuels Inc. are building a compressed natural gas fueling station in De Pere. The companies formed a joint venture, called TrilliumHD, which plans to open two or three compressed natural gas stations in 2012. Integrys owns about 50 CNG fueling stations, which it got through acquisition. They are in California, in Texas and on the East Coast. The De [...]

By |February 2nd, 2012|Categories: Newsroom|

Paper Transport Running Prototype CNG Equipment

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By |December 14th, 2011|Categories: Newsroom|

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