Pam Transport is a GARBAGE company!!!

Discussion in 'PAM' started by TheSlushers, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. TheSlushers

    TheSlushers Bobtail Member

    Oct 14, 2017
    There is a laundry list of reasons why such as driving for 3 weeks or more team driving making 3 something to MAYBE 5 something, making you come home the night of requested day off, making plenty of empty promises, setting you with another rookie driver and not doing anything about his recklessness while on the truck claiming its just "growing pains" ,and recently deducting the last check to escrow due to leaving before a year.
    I have read another thread on here similar to what happened and DOL is planned to be contacted tomorrow.
    I am so upset. They have screwed my family out of too much time and money and I want everyone to be ware of this company!
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  3. Gunner75

    Gunner75 Road Train Member

    Mar 17, 2014
    Jackson Center Ohio
    So you leased a truck from them or something...
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  4. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    What is this growing pains? If someone cannot run a semi properly and safely without requiring pain care, kick him off at a hospital.

    PAM does not have a good place in my own thinking after I witnessed another newbie come into my gas station and tear out two trees, 40 feet of curbing and dig up additional landscaping with his trailer using a car entrance ramp.

    I made sure that particular driver got bit but good. He left crying. Semi and all... It's a shame but it had to be done.
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  5. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

    Jun 13, 2008
    I started with PAM, they did a great job training me, I stayed and fulfilled my end of the contract and moved on.
  6. Pedigreed Bulldog

    Pedigreed Bulldog Road Train Member

    May 7, 2011
    I got my CDL with them, too...and stuck around for 2 years on a dedicated lane. 5 stops in Detroit, 2 stops in Dallas...home 4 nights per week, never gone more than 1 night. Only "team" I've ever been a part of was the 3 weeks I was with a trainer. After that, I've been on my own, because I have no desire to sleep in a moving truck or to place my life in a stranger's hands.

    Like anything else in life, it is what you make it. If you don't want to team, don't team. If you need to be home, go home. I've quit jobs and had Enterprise pick me up at the terminal because they didn't want to get me home on time. If you act like a chump, though, allowing dispatch to walk all over you whenever they want, they'll do it all of the time.
  7. sevenmph

    sevenmph Road Train Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    Pinellas county Florida
    I too started with PAM. Stayed a little too long but got my start.
    To the OP's comments though I agree with most of what was said. Fortunately I was there before they started forcing new drivers to team together. Personally I think that's a garbage policy. I learned a lot having to figure things out for myself driving solo as a newbie. My experience was that you are correct they could care less about your home time. I was even told once that home time is a request, and they decide when you go home. All in all I think it's a crap company. Also my experience was they will lie on your DAC but will back down when challenged.
  8. danny23tx

    danny23tx Road Train Member

    Feb 16, 2016
    Leased onto them briefly for a dedicated auto parts route by the second week they screwed me out of my hometime and we parted ways . Talked to a couple rookies there and they were talked into ridiculous training contract.
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