are there any goods thing to say about pam

Discussion in 'PAM' started by neil66, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Scoundrel

    Scoundrel Light Load Member

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    After trucking school, it was a long (3 weeks) wait for a trainer. After training, it was another long wait for a truck. I was assigned 3 different trucks before I got one that was safe. So, I had a lot of time off with no pay.

    Once I got into a truck things went pretty smooth and the miles were okay. I did havve trouble getting home once, but one call to Norma and I was on my way home in under an hour.

    I was offered, and took a dedicated lane. The pay is a little lower, but my co-driver and I get abour 4900 miles a week. And we're home about 48 hours a week.

    The money is better sense I got the 6 month raise. I am able to take care of my family's needs now.

    I am trying to become a trainer. I first applied just before Xmas and never heard anything back. So, I applied again last week. Maybe this time I'll hear something.

    At any rate, I feel I've been treated fairly and the company has done everything they said they would. But, I was a returning driver. I'd been through it all before and knew what to expect.

    I do plan on leaving PAM after my contract is up and doing something closer to home. Bulkmatuc is the place I'll likely go. But, my leaving has nothing to do with PAM. I just want to be home more with my young wife and our baby.
     
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  3. sevenmph

    sevenmph Road Train Member

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    Worked there 4 years. Really depends on your dispatcher. I now work for a mail contractor, hourly pay. On their regional board, would like to be local. The pay is good, have yet to gross under 1000 wk.
    Good things about PAM--- good affordable insurance, and, and, no wait, that's all.
     
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  4. NSBGearjammer

    NSBGearjammer Medium Load Member

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    A guy who graduated from the school I'm in a couple years ago came by today with his PAM truck. He's a driver mentor for them. They have 10 speeds, elogs,apus. inverters, good miles and a good mentor program. After talking to him, asking lots of questions and looking at his truck, I am putting PAM on my list to call.
     
  5. jdimes

    jdimes Medium Load Member

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    You're doing all this because (considering Pam) of 1 persons nice truck and all the goodies it had. READ THE THREADS ON HERE ABOUT PAM
     
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  6. ecmcintosh

    ecmcintosh Light Load Member

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    Yeah, that's it.
     
  7. NSBGearjammer

    NSBGearjammer Medium Load Member

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    I'm pretty sure I've read more threads on here than you. And I know how many whiney "I thought all I had to do was go to 3 weeks of "school" and they were suppose to put me in a brand new Peterbilt, pay me 60k a year to hang out at truckstops and continue to be the complete failure at life I was before that evil recruiter conned me into having to work for a living" stories are on here. Give me a break! I'll repeat a phrase I have read on here many times from REAL truckers:
    "Truckin' Ain't For Sissies!"
     
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  8. NSBGearjammer

    NSBGearjammer Medium Load Member

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    And maybe you should read the OP's question. It was "Are there any good things to say about PAM? not "Anyone who has anything good to say about PAM will be trolled."
     
  9. Ozarktrucker

    Ozarktrucker Light Load Member

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    Pam does not have mentors, they have trainers. You can have an inverter as long as it plugs into a cigarette lighter. Not all of the trucks have APU's. Some have opti-idle, my 2012 Cascadia has a bunk heater for winter and idles for ac during the summer.
     
  10. Rollin2003

    Rollin2003 Light Load Member

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    PAM is putting 'Mentor' on the side of their trainer trucks now. Stop into Tontitown Body Shop for one. The inverter came in the truck when the APU was installed.
     
  11. Ozarktrucker

    Ozarktrucker Light Load Member

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    I stand corrected, I forgot about the inverter/apu combo, and had not heard about the mentor change
     
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