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|

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|


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|


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|
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