Class A CDL Truck Driver

14 Useful Trucking Tools, Equipment & Gear

2019-08-13T17:18:08+00:00

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 in the middle of winter? You’ll need salt to throw down and get going again. When you’re trucking, there’s basically no way to predict what’s to come. To get you started, [...]

14 Useful Trucking Tools, Equipment & Gear2019-08-13T17:18:08+00:00

How to Make Your Truck a Home Away from Home

2019-09-20T23:42:06+00:00

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 go to great lengths to turn their rigs into a cozy home away from home. If you’re an OTR driver, an out-and-back driver, or even a home daily driver looking for [...]

How to Make Your Truck a Home Away from Home2019-09-20T23:42:06+00:00

The Benefits of Traveling the Road with a Pet

2019-09-20T23:42:44+00:00

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 to go along with them for the ride. “I love having my dog with me in the truck! She is always glad to see me, she is great company, and good [...]

The Benefits of Traveling the Road with a Pet2019-09-20T23:42:44+00:00

9 Tips for New Professional Class A CDL Truck Drivers

2019-09-20T23:43:24+00:00

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, Inc. fleet, here are 9 tips for new drivers: 1. Ask Questions – When you’re starting out, it’s important to ask questions if you don’t understand something or are unsure about [...]

9 Tips for New Professional Class A CDL Truck Drivers2019-09-20T23:43:24+00:00

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

2019-09-20T23:45:47+00:00

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 an owner op. However, the biggest question that you’ll need to ask yourself overall is: Are you ready for a life change? Each current and former owner operator we talked to [...]

Things to Consider Before Becoming an Owner Operator – Ready for a Life Change?2019-09-20T23:45:47+00:00

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

2019-08-13T17:16:42+00:00

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 there’s the real facts. Right now, here are a few tips to help you determine if being an owner operator is right for you: Reach out to current owner operators - [...]

Things to Consider Before Becoming an Owner Operator – Do Your Research2019-08-13T17:16:42+00:00

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

2019-09-20T23:46:27+00:00

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 and in charge? Can you promote yourself and your business when you need to? Are you able to shift from one to the other in the blink of an eye? Owner [...]

Things to Consider Before Becoming an Owner Operator – Know Your Skill Set2019-09-20T23:46:27+00:00

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

2019-09-20T23:46:59+00:00

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 operate. This brings us to the second way to earn money as a Class A CDL Driver: Becoming an owner operator. The major benefit of becoming one is that you're in [...]

Things to Consider Before Becoming an Owner Operator – What Are Your Finances?2019-09-20T23:46:59+00:00

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