PTG Logistics

by Jeff Trinkaus
(Columbus OH)

PTG is a small company out of Cincinnati.We only have about 120 trucks or so.


I have been there for 1 year and 3 months now and absolutely love it.To me its the ultimate truck driving job.Great people with a very family friendly atmosphere.

PTG runs strictly dedicated freight.I personally deliver Jeld Wen doors to Home Depot.I am home every other day and weekends.

For 2008 I ended up making $57,000!Great money for the large amount of home time I receive.I average about 2700 miles for 4-5 days of work,plus stop pay of $15.Average about 12-16 stops a week.You can do the math :) Heck that's as many if not more miles than a lot of OTR guys/gals average.

Benefits are good,Etna health insurance,company pays half,dental vision and life,all those goodies.Vacation is 2 weeks after one year and another week for every year after maxing out at 5 weeks.

Our equipment is all Kenworths,very well kept.If there is ever a problem its fixed immediately.

As for the office staff.Well I personally only have 3 people in the office I work out of.1 is a former trucker,one has many years of experience in trucking and the other is a very very cute blond!

Anyways to sum it up,I LOVE PTG and will be heart broken if my employment with them ever comes to an end.I can easily work the rest of my driving career for them.

Great site,thanks!
Jeff Trinkaus
Columbus OH





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Nov 05, 2015
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good post NEW
by: Anonymous

Thanks guys, found a lot of useful information 192.168.1.1

Sep 06, 2012
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Taken Care of NEW
by: Anonymous

I had some issues with a bill for an accident that was suppossed to be handle by WC, but somehow go messed up, but when I brought it to PTG, they took care of it and paid the $$$!


Sep 06, 2012
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PTG NEW
by: Anonymous

I like driving for PTG!

Aug 28, 2012
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A Driver's Quality of Life NEW
by: Jim Harris

Being home every night is just one element of providing a better quality of life for a driver, as some drivers prefer OTR. In either case, the quality of life for a driver begins with respect.

At PTG, our tagline is, "we treat your business like it's our business!" This tagline also pertains to the business of our drivers. In doing so, we treat our drivers with the utmost respect. We do this by being honest and transparent. Myself or any manager that work for me, is expected to do the same. The manner in which they manage our business, our customers and our drivers, refelct upon me personally.

Recently, we have evaluated driver earnings, and where applicable, have increased the mileage rate, and have also increased some of the accessorial activity. With these increases, comes a level of responsibility & accountability from our drivers, as respect is a two way street. Our drivers must respect our customers, our culture, our equipment and each other.

Additionally, PTG has also recently implemented some exciting "incentive" opportunities (company wide) which allows our drivers to earn even more!!!

Jun 26, 2012
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don't work for PTG NEW
by: Anonymous

extremely poor company to work for. poor wages and not paid fairly. plenty of trucking jobs out there that treated you fairly. worst thing i ever did was work for PTG. Its amazing how they are still in business!!!!

Jun 18, 2012
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PTG Cincinnati NEW
by: Anonymous

They treat their drivers terrible, the drivers do the best they can for little pay. They are getting ready to get rid of a manager and may lose quite a few drivers if this happens. Jim Harris is making a mistake, but it's all about him. Looking for a new job and will be happy the day i can leave them high and dry with no notice and be treated fairly from an employer. They can't keep drivers now and it is only going to get worse!!!

Dec 19, 2011
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Thanks NEW
by: Anonymous

I got paid, thanks...

Dec 16, 2011
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What a joke NEW
by: Anonymous

For those of you wondering where the new guy went, just wanted to say thanks to the guys i rode with. My first day was The beg of dec. Still haven't been paid for 1 day yet, They have till next week and then i will be taking action. I asked not to go to the city till i was comfortable with the job after a minor accident, no police called etc. and and then successfully completing my next day, but was fired without warning, write up, anything. The managers are nice, but lied about almost everything all along the way. The job is easy but the politics are out of control. I have NEVER had a prior accident since i started driving truck. I will never recommend this company to anyone.

Nov 25, 2011
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PTG downhill? NEW
by: Steve C.

Hmm...came across this by accident. I used to run out of the Kirkwood terminal back in the day. Jerry was the barn manager then and things were pretty good. Sorry to hear things have gone downhill. There are a lot of jobs out there. Time to move on if things are that crappy. Too bad...it really wasn't that bad of a gig back then.....

Sep 04, 2011
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Ptg Logistics-,kirkwood,ny- what happened?
by: Anonymous

Can someone please tell me what happened to the real PTG?Um things are really getting bad!I really wanted to turn around and go home the other day my truck was barely running right and they still didn't fix my run i was doing!oh well there's always welfare!Thanks for all the memories PTG logistics!NOT!

Sep 04, 2011
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PTG-KIRKWOOD
by: Anonymous

Wow,i'm glad i'm not the only one to comment on our company's path they have been going.I am supposed to use a computer in my truck that I HAVE NO IDEA how to use!And if you ask the two bumbling idiot's that run the office on how it works they just throw there hands up in the air and say do your best.I really can't wait to mo0ve on from this company either.Really Bad equipment right now.Hardley any maintinence on the stuff.Trucks keep breaking down or never getting fixed right in the first place.I really don't understand why the heads of PTG are letting this happen!????

Aug 31, 2011
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PTG logistics-(un) professional trucking group
by: Anonymous

I so frustrated with the powers to be of this company.This site is well known by our kirkwood, new york drivers very well now.I'm sure many more will get a chance to post on here.I Myself like the other drivers that have posted have seen this company fallen from grace.I don't know when but we have these new computers in the truck that we are supposed to be using,but no one from the company has ever showed us how to use them.we had a meeting one time and they talked about for less than a minute and threw some paperwork at us and said good luck!I feel bad for the guys that have never had a home computer trying to use it!Great leadership PTG!And i hope you know that most of your runs will never be completed because they are so planned out badly that you can't do them in a legal amount of time you give us!Wow that's more money out of our pockets.The drivers at my terminal are barely making it with what we are making!Thank you for all the wonderful cuts also,I feel like i should apply for foodstamps because i have to use my money to pay for over the road expenses out of my pocket!And your wonderful FUELING PRogram with Pilots Fuelstations only is working out great!Your constantly putting your drivers in harms way by not being able to find fuelstations on there trips!Whatever genius thought of that idea ought to be fired most other staions are 20cents-30cents cheaper than pilots!Duh!Maybe with the savings from the other station most drivers could actually afford to heat our homes instead of going to HEAP to get asisstance.Oh well there's always welfare if this doesn't get better!You should be ashamed the way you treat us drivers PTG!

Aug 31, 2011
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ptg logistics-kirkwood,ny-horrible place!
by: Anonymous

I'm glad the other driver at the Kirkwood,NY terminal have showed me this site!Finally a place that we can vent about things and not get written up for our concerns for safety.I really think they have pretty much taken all thats left of the good morale left between the drivers out!We all used to watch out for road conditions and accidents and stuff but now people are to miserable to even say hi to each other.We are always waiting for the next dumb thing the managers do to us.I hope my next job offer comes quick because this company is going down fast!they took our measley $15.00 overnite pay away fro us and expect us to sleep in sleepers and provide for our own meals and showers on the road.That $15.00 is enough to get a couple happy meals on the road.but they don't care cause us drivers are hurting the budget for$15.00 what cheap s.o.b.'s!I guess your gonna finally get what you pay for when you have to hire bad rep drivers to cover your deliveries when all the good one's leave for a better place!The cost of living has gone up but not our pay i haven't had a raise in the many years i have been here!stuck on the road broke down in a snowstorm thats fun too!Won't reimburse you for certain things when the truck breaks down fought for 2months on a $10.00 item.

Jul 25, 2011
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PTG-forget it!-
by: Anonymous

I too have worked for PTG for numerous years at the Kirkwood,Ny terminal.I was here when they changed the office staff a couple a years ago.After that the equipment went down hill fast,load cordination terrible,and forget about trying to get ahold of your dispatcher when your broke down!It's really sad that the new Ceo:roger welling let it get this bad!He tried to cut cost so bad that it really affected the Kirkwood,NY terminal.The equipment is either broke down before you leave the yard at 3am,when you can't get ahold of anybody.Usually the mechanics say they fixed the equipment,and you don't find out till your dispatch time(3am)that it was never fixed!PTG doesn't stand behind there workers anymore,corporate has really given the drivers a feeling like they have given up on them totally!I used to be a proud worker for them,but now i'm just hanging on till the next job comes along!

Jul 25, 2011
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Kirkwood,NY-Ptg,going way downhill!
by: Anonymous

Well let me start off by saying PTG used to be a great company to work for!But ever since they(ceo:roger) cleaned house with the office management in the last couple of years at the kirkwood,ny site.the equipment is constantly broken,written up repeatedly,the managers can't get the decarolis mechanics to fix any of the tractors the right way.I have driven at least 4 different trucks in the past few days and all have something wrong with them.The kirkwood PTG office blames it on the PTG Ceo for not pushing them to fix our equipment the right way!They cut our vacation pay & they cut our pay,the benefits are unaffordable for a family.I am not a rookie,but i always thought a company should stand behind a good worker.PTG has forgotten who keeps there trucks rolling safe down the road!Ever since The Ceo:Roger has taken over he has forgotten what matters most about a company.(The workers)!Without good workers you don't keep great customers!Thanx Roger for forgetting about the little guys.

Jul 15, 2011
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Don't bother giving 2 wk notice
by: Anonymous

One more reason to never start with PTG. 2 clueless managers-one will lie and the other will swear to it. Even after all their crap, I was foolish enough to give a 2 wk notice. Speaking from experience, DON'T BOTHER. They won't dispatch you again with some excuse and you'll end up with no paycheck for 2 wks. Nice!!! Can you say 'karma'?

Jul 12, 2011
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promise alot, give nothing
by: Anonymous

PTG hires full time drivers, then knocks them down to 2 days a week and expects them to live on $300 a week. Rude managers in Kirkwood with no people skills, no clue about routing and the equipment is literally duct taped and bungee corded to make it down the road. Garbage trucks, garbage pay, garbage company. DOT will have a hay day with this whisleblower.

Jul 02, 2010
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I'm afraid its only the beginning of worse things to come
by: Anonymous

I too, work for PTG Logistics , but out of the Winchester Va terminal. I've been here 4 years and have only seen things go downhill. No raises in over 4 years,a huge cut in the vacation pay, and the discontinuation of overnight meal expense are just a few.I know tough times require tough decisions but when you cut the legs off the people who carried you there, only bad can become of it. My brother works for a local company and his pay and benefits have now passed me and left me in the dust. I used to like this company, but I think its time to move on.

Jul 02, 2010
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I'm afraid its only the beginning of worse things to come
by: Anonymous

I too, work for PTG Logistics , but out of the Winchester Va terminal. I've been here 4 years and have only seen things go downhill. No raises in over 4 years,a huge cut in the vacation pay, and the discontinuation of overnight meal expense are just a few.I know tough times require tough decisions but when you cut the legs off the people who carried you there, only bad can become of it. My brother works for a local company and his pay and benefits have now passed me and left me in the dust. I used to like this company, but I think its time to move on.

Jul 01, 2010
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PTG Driver...
by: Frank Barbee

I've been with PTG for almost 7 years. I started on the Home Depot account. I've seen alot of changes. I've worked 3 different account & I'm getting frustrated. I ran 1,030 miles with 5 stops last week. Another $350.00 paycheck :(

Apr 07, 2010
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PTG is growing
by: Roger Welling

As the CEO, I can assure you we are not losing customers and are profitable. In fact, check out the April 5, 2010 Transport Topics. We are expanding our sales force, continue to grow, and are adding drivers.

Jan 13, 2010
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Bankruptcy rumors about PTG Logistics are they true?
by: Dave K.

I heard they are losing customers and going out of business.

Jan 10, 2009
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Happy with your job
by: Jimmy

Hey Jeff, you are lucky to have that job. All that home time, good benefits, nice equipment, damn good pay. Be sure to keep your driving record squeaky clean. There are o/o's that don't make that sometimes.Tell your buddies about this site........Jimmy

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