Company Solo = No Freight?

Discussion in 'PAM' started by copetheghost, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Noggin

    Noggin Road Train Member

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    The Willard DM's were definitely the best.
     
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  3. copetheghost

    copetheghost Bobtail Member

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    I guess I should pipe back in on this thread. I very much appreciate the replies that were given and took them to heart. Did sd some communicating in house.

    Runs have not been bad as a solo driver with PAM. If your DM isn't getting you loads, get a new DM. If you don't stay on them, or make sure they know you need a load, then yea you'll sit. I use my qualcom liberally when I'm waiting for a new assignment and generally get one pretty quick.
    Of course the pay still sucks and PAM doesn't have a pet program (personal gripe) but so far it's survivable. Scraping by.

    I've got just about 5 months left to complete my contract with them. Unless they jump me up to over 40cpm and add a pet program, I don't see myself staying. It could be worse for a first year driver fresh off the cdl mill, though, without a doubt.
    I have had very good experiences with dispatch the past couple months (post the creation of this thread). They absolutely have gone out of their way to make sure things go well for me out here when they could have easily taken a back seat. My only trouble with keeping rolling has been shop time from the crap ### ProStar+s they run. My DM busted his butt to get me out of that rut, tho, when he could have given zero f****s and left me hanging.
    So yea, it could be worse!
     
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  4. woodro662

    woodro662 Bobtail Member

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    what was ur bring home pay after taxes running teams weekly ..?
     
  5. woodro662

    woodro662 Bobtail Member

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    Just looking for an average on what to expect because i also have entered with a contract saying i have to team fir six months i was just wondering how much could i expect to bring home ....ur post was very insightful
     
  6. copetheghost

    copetheghost Bobtail Member

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    You can probably expect an average weekly take home somewhere between 300-500 depending on how you and your co-driver drive. Seems like PAM really doesn't like to hand out more than that to company drivers, team or solo.
     
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  7. mattbh23

    mattbh23 Heavy Load Member

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    I have teamed and been solo and have no complaints about pay. There is money to be made, but it all depends on your attitude and how you and your DM relate. There is money out here to be made.
     
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  8. woodro662

    woodro662 Bobtail Member

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    @ mattbh23 can i make 800 a week if me an my co driver like too run our arse off..i met him at school neither one of us is concerned with home time an we also get along great i know sometimes the loads just won't be there but can we honestly make a good living with Pam
     
  9. sevenmph

    sevenmph Road Train Member

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    Pitiful, just my opinion. I can only tell you all that I've been there. Thought yeah PAM isn't so bad until I got away from there and made real money. Then I realized PAM was not so great. Love how they cut 2 cpm for giving you a dedicated run.
     
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  10. sevenmph

    sevenmph Road Train Member

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    Didn't you leave for flat bedding? Still doing that? Hope all is going well.
     
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