Norma, PAM's driver liaison, retiring; job eliminated

Discussion in 'PAM' started by airforcetoo, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. airforcetoo

    airforcetoo Heavy Load Member

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    Yeah you're right about late delivery times with the team thing, but I would have to attribute that mostly to poor planning, impossible time limits and putting two people together who either don't get along or aren't pointed in the right direction. Sometimes they give us loads with WAY too much time ... and if you're my teammate, you think that means taking WAY too much time to get there; then the next load they give you is that impossible pick up 8 hours before it needs to get there when it's a 9 hour trip. Furthermore, I think they're paying teams all wrong. Give people a reason to give a darn, don't pay them 17cpm ... Frankly my dear, sometimes even I don't give a d@m# ...
     
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  3. skokz

    skokz Light Load Member

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    If they would tell us, what our preplan's where it make things so much easier. Like this week i had all my runs planned out all the way til tomorrow morning. So i knew when and where i had to be and by what times and not wait for that stupid little beep that seems to take forever. If i where you i will start making calls and say the team thing is not working out and you want to go solo and get away from that slave labor of .17 cpm.
     
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  4. RICO

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    I heard she was being replaced by Dave Finley ...
     
  5. airforcetoo

    airforcetoo Heavy Load Member

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    Yeah; are they allowed to tell us our preplans in advance? That would certainly be helpful; especially since teamwork's mostly about communication... for example;

    Driver #1: *Yawn* I think I'll take a nap
    Driver #2: Hey man that's probably not a good idea right now since we're pre-planned to get that other load at X-time ... if you feel up to it, just finish your time or at least just drive up until I get my ten in
    Driver #1: You know what Driver #2 you're the best!!!

    ... you see communication's the key boys and girls. Now you know and knowing is half the battle! G.I.Joe!!!!!

    No, but seriously, we should start a PAM Team thread
     
  6. Noggin

    Noggin Road Train Member

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    They are allowed to tell you if you have a preplan ahead of time, but most times they don't (especially in solo driving cases) because they change so often. You can't make it to the p/u on time. You won't have time to make it to the delivery. Someone else needs the load you are planned on to get home. There is something else in your area closer than your preplan that they want you to pick up instead. Etc, etc, etc...
     
  7. Noggin

    Noggin Road Train Member

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    BUT...if you are AT the receiver and are in the process of getting empty, give your DM a call, tell him/her that you are almost empty, and are wondering if you are preplanned, so you know which way to start heading after you're empty so you wont block the receiver's drive while you are waiting on your load to be sent....most times they'll tell you the location you're picking up. I did this when I was training so we wouldn't lose much time, and so I'd know how much time I had in between so I could get a #### (darn) nap lol
     
  8. skokz

    skokz Light Load Member

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    My 4 last runs where all pre planned for the week since I was turning my truck in north Jackson, so that was the only reason I was planned on multiple auto loads for the whole week. I even called in on night shift just to check and see and they where confused with all the notes and preplans that automotive had on me. So it's rare and mostly likely won't happen for many solo drivers. I can say if every week was like my last week with communication and preplans setup like they did for to get me to Ohio. I might would have stayed a few months longer.
     
  9. airforcetoo

    airforcetoo Heavy Load Member

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    Oh so you left PAMela? Where you heading if you don't mind me asking?
     
  10. skokz

    skokz Light Load Member

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    Yep i left PAMela, this past friday! I don't mind you asking about the company but i'll wait til i get started with them and see how it goes before posting about them. So if you really want to know you can msg me later on.
     
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  11. sevenmph

    sevenmph Road Train Member

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    Always makes me smile when a driver finds there is better money, and more respectful treatment than is offered in the great metropolis of Tontitown. Good luck driver, and be safe.
     
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