Anyone that quit PAM during his first year of driving (broke the contract)?

Discussion in 'PAM' started by demems88, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. John Miles

    John Miles Medium Load Member

    Nov 14, 2009
    Monroe, NC
    Oh almost forgot ... he'll be home every night also ... which should do wonders for the both of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  3. DustyRoad

    DustyRoad Road Train Member

    Feb 23, 2011
    Gulf of Mexico
    Why do big trucking companies have so many rules? Because they must hold the drivers accountable for every mistake regardless who is at fault. It's either their way or the highway. Sometimes a driver can't handle the job, and comes here to whine....get over it and move on, complaining is not going to change the forces that are in control of this industry. Trucking is a very demanding career. No one is forced to join, think about that!
  4. rbrtwbstr

    rbrtwbstr Road Train Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    in the bush somewhere
    Sheesh! $100 a week? I won't leave my house for less than $200 a DAY!!! And if I gross less than 1100 a week, I'm disappointed. And I'm home every day and all weekend!

    Tell hubby to stick it out, suffer the four months if possible, and move on to greener pastures.
  5. THC

    THC Bobtail Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    Outstanding advice! Please do not leave early or he will be creating a problem for himself that does not need to happen. Your in a great trucking area with lots of opportunities. There is money in this business if you do the research. One of my friends drives trailer dumps for a local excavation company in MA. He runs to Maine every day picking up mulch, stone ect. is home every day, no weekends, full benefits, and is paid $27.00 per hour. So hang in there things will work out for you guys.
  6. freightwipper

    freightwipper Road Train Member

    Mar 24, 2014
    where are you at?
  7. demems88

    demems88 Bobtail Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Thank you for all your kind replies. I will make my husband read this thread. He is very hardworking and does things accurately. He likes driving he just doesn't like to be away all these weeks. This thread was to see what his options were. And there are man good choices out there.
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  8. danoles93

    danoles93 Bobtail Member

    Jun 10, 2013
    Check into PAMs lease purchase program. I've been with PAM for 7.5 years and leasing for 7 months now and I'm taking home 2X the money I was as a company driver. The only low pay weeks are when I go home, the check after I go back on the road are usually 1/2 week pay.
    $1.00/mile + fuel surcharge (as of 2/7/15 FSC= 0.25/mile) OTR miles. No FSC when empty.
    $0.90/mile + fsc dedicated, ie: Lansing to Laredo (goes thru Ft. Wayne each direction) with guaranteed 3028 miles/week (3028 x $0.90 = $2725) before fuel and truck bills are taken out (about on avg approximately $2000/wk)--$2725 - $2000 = $725 + $727 fsc (@ 0.25/mi) = $1452/wk before taxes (accountant I deal with says put 20% aside for taxes approximately $290-300 )
    so roughly after taxes your hubby would be taking home $1150/wk.

    My total settlement w/ PAM for 2014 (6/14 - 12/31) was just short of $35,000 before taxes, projected settlement for 2015 is an estimate of $80,000 before taxes.

    just food for thought!!
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2015
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  9. sevenmph

    sevenmph Road Train Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    Indianapolis, In
    Ten cents a mile less for dedicated. I guess your truck knows you're on dedicated and goes through less wear and tear. I am skeptical of their lease deal for one reason. I find it hard to believe that a company that pays the company drivers so poorly would have a great lease deal.
  10. superflow

    superflow Road Train Member

    Jan 2, 2014
    DO NOT lease!!!!!!!!
    ... Finish the contract with pam first!!!!... And then apply for all LTL companies in the area like
    ABF, YRC, OD, ESTES, SAIA, UPSF, CONWAY... These companies all start at around $20hrly with OT after 8 or 40 with healthcare, 401k & paid vacations, sick days & such, this is what I advise all family men, I believe it is very important for the sake of the marriage & for the sake of children that all family men are home every day to be the rock of the family,.... Finishing the contract will be hard on both of you but he must pay for his trade first!!!!! Towards the end of the contract he can begin looking at these prime jobs & planning a solid future for his family (you are his home & his family) this is very hard on him as it is on you, marriage is a very special thing to God, not only do you belong to your husband, he also belongs to you, keep encouraging each other about when the day comes when he has paid for his tool of trade and he can finally be home with the love of his life YOU!!!
    .... He needs to know you are waiting for him and you belong to him, this will keep him strong, he is going thru hell right now but he is building a future for his family, he probably doesn't tell you how much you mean to him because it makes him feel mushy & stuff 😎👍🏁🏁
    .... Just "doin the superflow " wd49 style
    ...... Bless you both & congratulations
    💓 "the rhythm of love"
    PS:...he needs to ask pam what he needs to do to make more $ because he is a married man now, hopefully that will ring a bell with them
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2015
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  11. sevenmph

    sevenmph Road Train Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    Indianapolis, In
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