Love Your Job at PTP Transport
Love Your Job at PTP Transport
February is a month dedicated to loving and appreciating all aspects of life, let’s not forget this also includes our job, the place where you spend most of your time away from family and friends. This Valentine’s Day, PTP Transport wants to take the opportunity to highlight why our drivers love working for us. As a top priority, we cultivate opportunities for our drivers and recognize their work and lifestyle goals. We ensure these opportunities by employing dispatchers that care about drivers, offering unrivaled benefits and allowing room for advancement within the company. By providing company reliability and keeping drivers at the top of the list, we earn employee confidence and establish mutually beneficial relationships resulting in drivers loving to drive for PTP.
Strong Relationship with Dispatcher
One of the most important relationships a driver has while on the road is with their dispatcher. A clear line of communication and trust are what keep drivers on track and safe while they travel. PTP Transport ensures we provide our drivers with supportive dispatchers that will always answer calls when drivers are in need. PTP dispatchers know how to resolve problems quickly and will offer solutions to issues that occur while drivers are on the road. An element of maintaining a positive driver-dispatcher relationship starts with open and honest communication built on trust. PTP dispatchers are aware of the possible disconnect that the drivers may feel when away from company headquarters. Our dispatchers keep drivers up-to-date and connected with company news. Dispatchers and drivers are on an even playing field when it comes to communication, which doesn’t always happen in larger trucking organizations. A strong relationship with their dispatcher is why our drivers can genuinely proclaim their love for their job.
Another reason our drivers love working for PTP Transport is the benefits package offered. PTP’s benefits are comparable to that of larger freight companies. Driving with a smaller company has its perks. Our variety of benefits makes our drivers feel supported and valued and we continually evaluate and update our benefits package to offer drivers the best experience possible.
For an employee that is always on the go, it is essential to make your health a top priority. PTP offers our drivers health insurance from a top provider with a percentage paid for all drivers and dental insurance with a percentage paid for all drivers.
PTP drivers earn weekly pay, entire mileage pay, paid stops and downtime, as approved by the dispatcher. In addition, we also offer safety, driver referral and sign-on bonuses.
PTP does our best to create opportunities to get our drivers home, which is why we offer home-based resets when possible. These opportunities are based upon open communication, scheduling and following guidelines outlined in the employee handbook. Our regional drivers are home two to three times a week and our shuttle drivers are home nightly.
Room for Advancement
Growth is a major component of the trucking industry. PTP allows our drivers to move through the ranks and grow in their careers. PTP understands without opportunities to gain experience, there is no room for growth. We offer truck driving graduates the opportunity to transition directly into a shuttle driver position. This allows our drivers to gain experience on the road and earn driving hours before moving up to a local or regional driving position. Learn more about advancement opportunities within PTP transport on our latest blog.