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Dec. 4 - Paper Transport, Inc. Announces its Third Pay Increase in the Last Year

Category: Ports & Transportation

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

December 4, 2018 - Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI), with a terminal in Pooler, is set to increase pay for select Class A CDL Regional, Dedicated, and Local fleets early in December.

“Within the last year, our company has achieved 20% year over year growth. This is a huge accomplishment for us in such a highly competitive market” states Ben Schill, Vice President of Paper Transport, Inc. “One of the main reasons for this growth is how we compensate our drivers. They are the back bone of our company and we’re committed to rewarding them for the important work that they do for PTI.”

PTI’s Dedicated Regional Southeast truck drivers will receive a $.02 to $.03 pay increase. Select Midwest Dedicated truck drivers will receive a $.03 pay increase and Wisconsin local hourly truck drivers will see raises between $.50 and $1.50 per hour. This is the third time PTI has increased pay for the majority of its fleets within the last year.

“Like we did twice already this year, we updated our driver compensation plan to continue to remain a top tier carrier in total compensation,” Schill explains. “We understand the industry is always competing for quality drivers and our goal is to stay ahead of the competition.”

In addition to increasing driver pay, PTI will offer guaranteed transition pay for new drivers joining select Midwest, Southern, and Southeast U.S. divisions. This guaranteed pay will be in place for the driver’s first 100 days with the company.

“Our goal with this new guaranteed transition pay is to help our new drivers easily transition into their new roles,” Schill said. “It makes things less stressful for them because they don’t have to worry about hitting certain mileage goals as they’re learning. Once they learn their position, they have the potential to earn a very solid income.”

Listed in the Commercial Carrier Journal’s Top 150 Carriers, as a for-hire, dry-van trucking company, PTI competes with over 500,000 trucking companies in the U.S. To meet tight capacity demands in a climate of a 3.7% unemployment rate low and driver shortages, PTI strives to offer professional drivers top-tier pay packages.

“We also offer our drivers two-weeks paid vacation within the first year of their employment with us,” Schill says. “Something we helped pioneer early this year since it’s not the norm in the industry.”

Founded 28 years ago in Green Bay, WI, Paper Transport, Inc. is headquartered in De Pere, WI and has multiple locations throughout the Midwest, Southeast and Southern U.S. PTI currently operates 760 power-units and 2,400 trailers with a focus on regional truckload, dedicated truckload, and intermodal services. Of its 945 employees, 389 are employed in Wisconsin. They can be reached at 800-317-3650, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or www.papertransport.com.

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