want to know more about PAM

Discussion in 'PAM' started by Emolson, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Emolson

    Emolson Light Load Member

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    Im a driver looking for a new company to drive for and read something about PAM and had some questions about their company. As a solo driver, how many miles do you average in a week? Are their pay scale is high? would I get home 3-4 weeks out at a time? On hometime where would I park my truck, and do their trucks have apu installed? What trucks do they currently have in their fleet and how new are they? At what speed are their trucks governed at? Do they treat their drivers good and also would it be a good company to train at?
     
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  3. Wartog

    Wartog Light Load Member

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    Pam sounds good I just read they pay for your hotel, breakfast and lunch and give you 300.00 week while in orientation and training.
     
  4. Guitar Man

    Guitar Man Medium Load Member

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    Your driving for 3 years (apparently accident free,judging by your avatar) and your inquiring about PAM? Dude, there are approx, 27,932 companies up the food chain from PAM that would all hire you if your not just blowing smoke.(Which I'm guessing you might be, considering your also asking would it be a good company to train at)
     
  5. Emolson

    Emolson Light Load Member

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    Yea they do sound good. Just dont know that much about them
     
  6. Emolson

    Emolson Light Load Member

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    I dont know much about PAM, im just looking for another company and reviewing alot others. Right now im with Werner and dont want to stay any longer so im looking for another company to drive for. The company I was most interested in was Walmart, but the way I hear it I think I would need more experience to get accepted by them. Also I was interested in Maverick but I dont think Iam in their hiring area. I was also interested into Prime to because of their lease program and wanted to train drivers there to. And for Crete I was interested because I hear they are a great company and they have a high paying scale and get good miles to. As for Stevens I hear they are a great company to and since they have alot of drivers that train thru them I was interested in them for that to. After that I dont know much other companies that are good. At first I planned to lease but now I dont think I'am ready yet. I just want to go with a good company and train
     
  7. skokz

    skokz Light Load Member

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    If you want to find a good company look locally and see if you can find anything on internet about them. If you cant means drivers are to busy and happy at so called company and you should inquire with so called company.
     
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  8. buckwheat58

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    Don't go to PAM unless there is no where else to go. Your dispatcher can make you or break you ( I mean your spirit) I went to work for PAM. After training, got a truck that had just come out of the shop with transmission problems, had about 440,000 miles on it, nasty, no broom to sweep out trailers with, no fuses, etc. When I ask about things I needed, they said buy it at the nearest Wal Mart. 1st load refused because the company said there was no where to put the load. While I was there I found out they had been having that problem a while. 2nd load Trane Company had put the wrong sticker on the load inside trailer, so it was the wrong load. All this time the transmission warning light would come on. PAM told me how to reset the transmission. From Tontitown, Ark to Arlington, Tx. then to Irving, Tx. then to Tyler Tx. then to Harahan, La. I made a little over $300.00. My dispatcher was a jerk. He didn't care if I got home are not and didn't want to here about the problems I was Having with the truck or the loads. He said it wasn't his problem. I told him, they could come and get the truck because I was through.
     
  9. Emolson

    Emolson Light Load Member

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    Thats a very bad experience. Dont sound good
     
  10. jgarner

    jgarner Light Load Member

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    I am signing on with PAM, going through drive solutions. I am entering my forth week at Future Truckers of America. Can't wait to start driving and making a little money. I hear that a dispatcher can make you or break you. But I also know that you have to take the good with the bad. And they will only break you if you let them.
     
  11. buckwheat58

    buckwheat58 Bobtail Member

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    That's true, but being new, with loads messed up and a truck just getting out of shop, then transmission warning light comes on and your nowhere near the terminal. Matter of fact your in another state when the warning light comes on and maintenance tells you that if you can't reset the transmission, then you'll have to wait and International will have to come tow it in and fix it. Then the dispatcher tells you that he don't care that your load was messed up , your about of money and hadn't been home in 5 1/2 weeks. Just deliver the load which is another 5 days before getting back home.
     
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