PAM Training

Discussion in 'PAM' started by falconbowhunter, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. falconbowhunter

    falconbowhunter Bobtail Member

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    Is the quality pretty decent? How long is the training process. Are you paid during training at all?
     
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  3. Rollin2003

    Rollin2003 Light Load Member

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    Training is from 3-6 weeks paid at $300 a week. Quality?
     
  4. Peterbeatinit

    Peterbeatinit Medium Load Member

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    Quality is what you get out of it..

    You get your cdl through a school which the sole purpose is to get you your cdl..thats it..no sugar coating, no bs.

    You then go with a trainer for average of a month..Thats where you actually learn what you need to know to succeed. This is typical of any company sponsored cdl school and training program..

    Is it better or worse than a tech school? Depends on the person really. If you pick up on things pretty quick you'll be fine..if you want time to learn in a no stress environment..then go to tech school

    Petey
     
  5. Sea0fgreen

    Sea0fgreen Light Load Member

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    My trainer only had 1 year of experiance.
     
  6. airforcetoo

    airforcetoo Heavy Load Member

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    My trainer only had 2; but I did learn a lot from him ... somethings that he taught me still stick with me to this day.

    I think PAM's training is good overall ... I had a good experience in my training time, learned a lot more of what it takes to make it in this industry ...$300 n something a week a rip off? maybe ... but in fairness, training is about learning, not about making money ... you'll have plenty of time to make money after training; just make sure you learn how to do this job the right way while in training cause you'll have too much to think about after training to be thinking about the basic stuff.
     
  7. Noggin

    Noggin Road Train Member

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    I had 3 trainers.

    First one had 2 years training, 3 years total.

    Second one, well...lets just say he's over 100 students now, and he's been driving since before most of you had hair on your nether region ;)....

    Third one...well now, I was his first student. He got his trainer truck 6 hours before he picked me up, and that's only because it took him 6 hours to get to where I was. He had worked for PAM for 6 months and 6 days. (3 day trainer orientation, mind you). Not saying he was a bad dude, but it was because of him that I waited at least till I was at my one year mark before even thinking about being a trainer...which, as luck will have it, was also the time when PAM started buying the 10 speeds...lol
     
  8. Rollin2003

    Rollin2003 Light Load Member

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    So what you're saying is that I'm old? LOL
     
  9. Noggin

    Noggin Road Train Member

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    No. Just saying you've been driving a long time. You said you were old. hehe
     
  10. airforcetoo

    airforcetoo Heavy Load Member

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    what's up with all the trainers?
     
  11. Rollin2003

    Rollin2003 Light Load Member

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    He broke the first two trainers trucks LOL
     
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