I have worked with PTS since January of 2018 and haven’t looked back since. Working here is rewarding in many different ways.
The most important way, to most drivers, is compensation. PTS has the most competitive pay package, I have ever witnessed, for their company drivers. The minimum of 4k miles a week, to a team truck, lets me know I am going to make at least that much every week. The bonus program is reachable, unlike most companies.
The working environment at PTS is also very rewarding. The office personnel takes care of the drivers better than any company I have worked for. They are both supportive in your working life and personal life. The working life is what you’re signing up for. If you have a mechanical issue they will make sure you are taken care of. They won’t go home and leave you to wolves. if you do call the after-hours line they will happily help you then and make sure you’re back on the road quickly. If you chose to make friends with some of the office staff they are good friends to have. Some of the best support and encouragement, I have received since 2018, has come from those friendships.
They have adjusted home time in order to give their drivers move time with their families. If you want more home time you have that option. if you are like me and want to stay out as much as possible you can do that too. Just remember the more miles you drive the more money you make.
I served in the USAF and the NARNG. I always felt that I could have done more for my country. Due to both physical and personal reasons, I had to leave the service honorably. This job allows me to continue serving my country in a much-needed and necessary way. The freight is no touch and the people are so much better to work with than most retail personnel. The personnel you are working with are also serving their country and the like-minded work well together. With that being said, are there frustrating times at PTS? Sure there are, in any company that you will ever work in, there will be. The difference here is that it happens once a month or once a quarter not daily like most drivers are used to.
Are there higher compensating jobs out there? Sure but life isn’t all about money. Life is about balance. I have found that balance here. The least amount of stress with really good pay, what more could you ask for and actually get?
Not only have I found a career here, at PTS, I have also found a purpose. We are the Ones that know the 1s.