PAM Owner Operators

Discussion in 'PAM' started by Scoundrel, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Scoundrel

    Scoundrel Light Load Member

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    I've been driving for PAM for going on two years now. Overall, I think it's a good company. But, I'm thinking about buying a truck and going O/O, but still working for PAM. Does anyone know about what PAM offers O/Os or who'd I'd need to speak to in the company about learning more about this?
     
  2. airforcetoo

    airforcetoo Heavy Load Member

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    Whats PAMela's Fuel Surcharge? I spoke with an owner op once in Ohio who was grandfathered in from a company PAM bought out and wasn't happy about the fuel costs, but I don't know too much about it to say
     
  3. Noggin

    Noggin Road Train Member

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    Having left 2 years ago, the only thing I know about the O/O's at PAM is that I see a hell of a lot more of them than when I was there. It's kinda like they WANT O/O's, and just treat their company drivers like temps or part time employees...
     
  4. Scoundrel

    Scoundrel Light Load Member

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    Yeah, that's one of the reasons I'm thinking about buying a truck.

    But, the O/Os I've spoken with seem to like PAM's deal. But, it sounds to me like I could make about as much money if I started training new drivers again. I could keep my 401K and health insurance (PAM's health insurance is very good). When you start getting older, that stuff becomes important.
     
  5. Noggin

    Noggin Road Train Member

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    Yeah, that's one of the drawbacks about owning your own rig...you're responsible for finding your own insurance. I've been thinking about getting my own too recently. It's not an easy decision to make.
     
  6. Scoundrel

    Scoundrel Light Load Member

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  7. Nashville Picker

    Nashville Picker Bobtail Member

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    between 43 - 44 cpm is what I just saw on my first and last settlement sheet for the O/O I am driving for
     
  8. Noggin

    Noggin Road Train Member

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    but you're not paying for fuel and all the other goodies, are you?
     
  9. stewge409

    stewge409 Bobtail Member

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    Been O/O with PAM only 3 weeks and I like it.
    Pay .90 cpm
    FSC .44 cpm (last week)
    Plus they give a 5% discount on fuel through their comdata card.
    Dedicated lanes.
    Off Every Sunday.
     
  10. Noggin

    Noggin Road Train Member

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    are the dedicated lanes steady miles? what do they average you at? that's not too bad..
     
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