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Wisconsin trucking company announces largest driver pay increase in company history


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Green Bay, Wisconsin June 7, 2021 – Dry van carrier Paper Transport, Inc. recently announced the largest driver pay increase in company history.

Effective June 6, 2021, De Pere-based trucking company Paper Transport, Inc. increased driver pay in regional positions between 8%-25% across its Midwestern and Southeastern United States operating area.

“Professional drivers across the states have worked tirelessly over the last 18 months keeping America moving and will continue keeping the economy humming,” stated Ben Schill, Vice President.  “This is a genuine recognition and a much deserved raise for the hard working professional drivers.”

Paper Transport, Inc.’s goal was to get a number of its base compensation mileage rates to 60 cents per mile for drivers who run regionally and are home on a weekly basis.  Eighty eight percent (88%) of its regional drivers will be at 60 cents per mile or above effective June 6, including drivers who reside in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.

“We believe this is where the market is headed and we wanted to be the first one to get there,” continued Schill. “Our 60 cent per mile peg is the true linehaul pay rate while driver incentives, and additional pay such as detention and stop-offs are on top of this pay.”

Paper Transport, Inc.’s philosophy reinforces the company’s core values and culture by inspiring employees to do great work, encouraging and retaining talent, and building trust within teams. “We have always been true and transparent with our pay versus some of the noise you see out there,” Schill stated. “For most of our drivers, this pay raise will equate to over $200 per week and our high-guarantee pay on all of our fleets takes some of the stress out of the life of our professional drivers. We have always been a top carrier in terms of brand; this new level of pay puts our pay in the premier category.  In January we increased wages for all local and hourly drivers and plan to make additional increases for these roles in the next few months.”

About Paper Transport, Inc. 

Headquartered in Green Bay, WI with terminal locations in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin, Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI) provides asset and non-asset multi-modal freight hauling and shipping solutions throughout the United States. PTI’s purpose is to build a great place to work where outstanding people deliver. It is clear through the company’s people-oriented culture and growth, PTI continues to achieve this mission as an employer and carrier of choice. If you’re ready to jump start your trucking career with one of the industry’s most trusted carriers, please click here to get started!

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