Discussion in 'PAM' started by The Real BRICKMAN, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. The Real BRICKMAN

    The Real BRICKMAN Light Load Member

    Feb 7, 2008
    :Globe: Hello all, been a little while since iv"e made a post here .I now drive for :biggrin_25525: UNITED VANLines ,which is a great improvement from driving for PAM, I dont regret my short time at Pam it was a learning expierence. I would still like to help fellow drivers in the way of answering questions, or any thing im able to do,to help my freinds of which I consider all the drivers .. WHO are readers of the truckers report,and PAM and c1 graduates Hell all truck drivers LOL !!! We all need to help each other and pay it forward to say in these tough trying times :Navigator: truck#361040 :Navigator: :Trailer: The Real BRICKMAN :biggrin_255:
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  3. Texasjon

    Texasjon Bobtail Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    dallas texas
    i am attending the ft worth school next week how was I got hired on for choctaw express its a dedicated . any advuce?
  4. little new york

    little new york Bobtail Member

    Apr 15, 2009
    fort worth tx
    yes i work on the choctaw divison you be home on the weekend.
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  5. channel 19

    channel 19 Light Load Member

    Mar 31, 2009
    could anybody give me run down as to what pam has far as like pre-pass toll cards and insurance is like blue shield blue cross also how are the miles are they consistent for at least good pay check i seen a cex trailer going down 23 i got a class set up in febuary any help be appreciate
  6. BIGROD42

    BIGROD42 Bobtail Member

    Dec 21, 2009
    I worked for allen freight/pam, my miles were pretty good, i was doing about 2700 miles a week, but this was back in 2008, i left pam for barr nunn, what a mistake that was. they use to have automotive loads that would run out of Michigan down to Laredo,TX and back to Michigan or to and from Rocky Mount,NC. after you get your foot in the door and show them what you can do, check on some of the automotive dedicated accounts coming out of Michigan. these loads cannot be late. they have pre pass for tolls, except for Florida and Ohio. i never had a problem getting home, but remember i was with Allen Freight. can't tell you about the insurance, i was covered by tricare, my wife is in the military. have a freind that still drives for them, he said the miles were good one week and down the next. the only downside to pam is the auto trucks, i would suggest that you learn how to drive a stick first, then go to auto. and they will assign you a truck that a driver has abandoned at a truckstop and tell you to go to work, so if you can, try to get a truck from one of there terminals. good luck and drive safe.
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  7. notsobigal

    notsobigal Light Load Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Hey BRICKMAN, are you still happy with United Van Lines? I'm a newbie with the opportunity to go over the road (I have an offer from PAM) or go with a moving company that specializes in moving military families. The job would be local starting out with a lot of physical labor as well as driving and the opportunity to do long hauls later on. I would appreciate any advice you have to give.
  8. Nomad 57

    Nomad 57 Bobtail Member

    Mar 2, 2010
    Newnan, Georgia
    I got back to Georgia (from T-town) last Sunday, Chip, so now it's twice you've heard that it took more than a week to pick somebody up here. I'm hopeful that Jennifer will have some good news for me when I check in tomorrow.
    Of course, a few weeks from now I'll probably be wishing I was home chilling out at the computer desk, so I think I'll wait at least a day or two more before I start crying. Not making much money while I'm sittiing, though.
  9. vmwelker

    vmwelker Light Load Member

    Jul 28, 2010
    Chip, do you get paid while you're in school, and if so, at what rate? Also, what happens if you fail the test? Do you get another shot at it, or does PAM write you off?

    One more thing. Could you comment on the horror stories out there about PAM? I know there's no such thing as a perfect company, and even if there was one, it would cease to be perfect when I got there. But even so, some of the things I've read have been pretty serious. Any information you could give would be helpful.

    I wouldn't want something to happen where I lose my job without warning and then be saddled with an expensive bill for the driving school.
  10. dasco3

    dasco3 Light Load Member

    Jun 17, 2010
    Powhatan VA
    Can anyone give great argument to go with PAM?
  11. jasper_truck86

    jasper_truck86 Light Load Member

    Sep 9, 2009
    Not trying to step on any toes but I've asked these same questions before and I'd like to share some answers.

    No, you do not get paid to go to school. You are there for the 3 weeks on your dime. Food, transportation to C1 & back home and the administrative fees are on you. PAM is only paying school tuition up front. Wages are $300/week when you go with your trainer.

    Unhappy people are going to gripe about their jobs. No company is perfect but you have to start somewhere. I tend to believe none of what I hear and half of what I see. Just remember, there are thousands of satisfied drivers out there who never log on to trucking message boards so you never hear that side of the story.
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