Pam transport ends up in the river

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  1. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    Either way that blows chunks. I was making more money driving solo for Western Express than what she’s making working for team at PAM.If that isn’t scary, I don’t know what is!
     
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  3. Slowpoke KW

    Slowpoke KW Road Train Member

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    I used to work for one of the companies PAM had bought out ( all have since been merged into PAM ) started driving for them in '05 started at 15 left at 17.5 23 months later if I had stayed one more month I would've gotten another raise. Sad to see the pay is so low this many years later.
     
  4. Mountaintrucker4302

    Mountaintrucker4302 Light Load Member

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    No amount of money in the world would be able to convince me to ever team drive. This might be an unpopular opinion but i believe there should be some form of restriction that prohibits truck from operating between the hours of 1 and 5 am. It seems a lot of these fatal accidents occur just after these hours of driving. I recall the fatal swift crash in GA was around the same time frame as this one.
     
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  5. snowmantrucking101

    snowmantrucking101 Medium Load Member

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    That is a very sad situation with a sadder sorry company. Another CDL mill craphole taking advantage of student's trying to do something different. Nothing returned & No call for anything. Cheapa**es should at least help with cost of a headstone. WOW.
     
  6. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    Criminal.
     
  7. danoles93

    danoles93 Bobtail Member

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    That's for all miles the truck drives, not just his.
    PAM team trucks are paid 30-40 cpm. For example, if they are on a dedicated run from Laredo to Detroit, they are running 6400 mi/wk.
    So each driver is earning about $960/wk gross.
     
  8. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    Actualy the OP stated she was making 15 cpm,which in this day and age in the trucking world,is a SLAVE WAGE.
    I made more than DOUBLE that rate running solo,and at that time I was working at Western Express.
     
  9. allniter

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    I worked for Wingate Taylor Maid in 1989. Fresh out of an excellent CDL school I earned 17cpm in 1989! Needless to say I only worked there for 1 yr & moved on to much greener pastures.
     
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  10. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    Same here. The tricky part is if a minimum wage is instituted half of these companies would complain that it would force them to go out of business.
     
  11. danoles93

    danoles93 Bobtail Member

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    Actually I've worked for PAM for almost 11 years, I think I know their pay scale better than you and her.
    As I stated earlier she gets 15 cpm for ALL miles driven by both drivers, the truck is actually paid 30 cpm.
     
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