Starting company training with PAM

Discussion in 'The Welcome Wagon' started by Iceman85, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Iceman85

    Iceman85 Bobtail Member

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    Hey everyone I know when I was deciding on starting my career in trucking I searched these types of sites for info. I will try to add updates as I go through the company training process and get on the road as a 1st seat driver. I have already been through a great school in Asheboro NC and obtained my CDL. This week we are in Arkansas to start the companies training phase.
     
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  3. Iceman85

    Iceman85 Bobtail Member

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    Ok everyone 2 days into orientation and things are as you would expect. There was plenty of paperwork and the company training is similar to school. along with some of the quick basics they teach the qualcom system, maps, and presentations from all the different dept. about what they do and how they can help. So far everyone seems nice and no one is pushing anything on us. tomorrow we start some range time. just an fyi there website is a bit behind. they are actually reverting back to 10 speed manual transmissions.
     
  4. Iceman85

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    Hey everyone. Its Friday and orientation is completed we have been assigned trainers and will be leaving tomorrow for the terminal to meet them. Orientation is fairly easy other than learning about some of the more advanced aspects of trucking like Dot inspections and CSA, and company policies, you will get some time to practice backing and setting up on there courses. You will get literally ten miles of drive time this week just so they can see your capable. overall its a good course and i cant wait to get on the road. At this point guys they have spent almost ten grand or more on you. they want you to be successful so they can make money on you. So if you are considering this do yourselves a favor and make sure you want to. otherwise its a big debt for you and a waste of time and money for them. so far I like PAM. they have not yet lied to me and seem genuine in wanting u to make it. everyone is really nice as well
     
  5. Hsauer87

    Hsauer87 Light Load Member

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    Keep up the updates, im still trying to figure out a company to go with so every little bit helps, i stalk the forums almost daily and my wife makes fun of me but i don't care lol
     
  6. Iceman85

    Iceman85 Bobtail Member

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    No problem. PAM seems like a really good starter company so far there oldest trucks are 2008 freightliner and international pro stars. they are swithching back to 10 speed manuals too. they claim good miles as long as you are willing to run but i wont swear to it til i get out there.
     
  7. carsonw8

    carsonw8 Bobtail Member

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    Like Iceman85, I will be at PAM the week of July 16th for orientation. I will follow suit and add my thoughts as well during the training. Thanks Iceman85 for the updates. I hope I can add my view as well..
     
  8. Iceman85

    Iceman85 Bobtail Member

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    its no problem everyone I posted this so i could help everyone else out and let people follow what happens.
     
  9. airforcetoo

    airforcetoo Heavy Load Member

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    I highly doubt ten grands the correct amount
     
  10. Iceman85

    Iceman85 Bobtail Member

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    well its 6000 for the school over 200 for bus to orientation a week in a hotel room split with a roommate catered lunch for 5 days shuttle services 15000 a week for the hotel conference room split between 40 people paid the trainers paid you 300 just for being there plus the fuel used during your range time and than another bus ticket if u have to go to another terminal to get with ur trainer so its up there
     
  11. Super_B

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    I start at C1 Truck Driving school in FW, TX tomorrow. I'll be working for PAM. I look forward to comparing notes.
     
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