Stay away from PAM

Discussion in 'Report A BAD Trucking Company Here' started by Payton124, Mar 1, 2024.

  1. Payton124

    Payton124 Bobtail Member

    Mar 1, 2024
    Sent to CDL school through PAM. Graduated and went home. Was not receiving any pay. Sat at home for 3 weeks. My step brother passed suddenly and I was not able to go out exactly when they wanted so they terminated me. Over the death of a brother. How do they get away with this?! They don't care when you're new because they will just keep cycling people through
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  3. lual

    lual Road Train Member

    Oct 22, 2020
    SW Georgia
    0 did actually get a CDL (just no work afterwards)?

    Or no?

    -- L
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  4. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Berea, KY
    Dust yourself off and find another job.
  5. Mbnpro

    Mbnpro Bobtail Member

    Jun 27, 2021
    McAllen TX
    They send you home to wait for a trainer. Sometimes it takes a couple of weeks. I’ve never heard anything good about Pam. I remember a few years ago I was going to sign a truck on with them running freight out of Laredo. Their pay rates Were a complete joke. They even talked to me as if they were the hottest thing around. I threw their contract in the trash. Never called them back.
  6. 1rainman

    1rainman Bobtail Member

    May 8, 2013
    Working at Pam now. Pay is about average for a starter company after six months. First three months is really low. After one year experience you will want to leave, become a trainer or team, or lease. You will be at beginner pay levels otherwise. They have so many people going through the school they are short on trainers. Just call up a different company and have that company take over your school payment as you work for them.
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  7. Ex-Trucker Alex

    Ex-Trucker Alex Heavy Load Member

    Jan 7, 2023
    It's funny how some companies continue to be terrible year after year. Back nearly 40 years ago, Swift was pretty much an unknown, Schneider had a decent reputation, but PAM was well-known as a bottom-of-the-barrel company. Some things never change....
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  8. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    May 25, 2017
    under a shade tree
    prove it to them, send them a copy of the death certificate..

    but also, get a copy of that certificate, and show it to potential employers when you get asked about Pam....

    that way, they will see you weren't kidding.
  9. FreightHolla

    FreightHolla Bobtail Member

    Mar 28, 2024
    Schneider always been the good one out of the megas
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  10. hotrod1653

    hotrod1653 Road Train Member

    Aug 29, 2009
    Somewhere in America
    Good ok’ Penny A Mile Transport.
    Seek and ask the LTL carriers near you and see if you can maybe do a dock to driver program.

    Otherwise check out Schneider or Swift. Either one would probably bring you aboard.

    Or maybe @Chinatown might have an answer or three.
  11. LOTSO

    LOTSO Medium Load Member

    Mar 28, 2023
    How come all these "Trucker" stories have been the same for decades? "Don't smoke but went to a party and ate some snacks and they were Mariauna brownies" or this classic...I couldn't make the random, or had to leave the truck somewhere, or after waiting for weeks, the EXACT time they wanted me to go to work...My mom, dad, brother, 2nd cousin from a 3rd marriage died and I had to go to the funeral.
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