What do you think????

Discussion in 'PAM' started by jimijam66, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. jimijam66

    jimijam66 Bobtail Member

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    Driver Pay.

    Mileage Pay Rate

    New drivers begin at $.28/mile as a solo driver
    Pay increases to $.29/mile after 3 months; $.30/mile after 6 months; $.31/mile after 9 months; $.32/mile after one year
    Average 1st year weekly earnings - $650 to $750
    First-year drivers can expect to make up to $40,000
    Benefits.

    P.A.M. Transport offers great benefits for new drivers.
     
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  3. Duckie

    Duckie Light Load Member

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    P.A.M. is a load of crap. I hate schnieder but I would rather see you go to them b4 pam. That pay is awful, my rookie year I made .35 a mile flatbedding
     
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  4. TurboTrucker

    TurboTrucker Road Train Member

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    What do I think? You sound like a recruiter, and your math is deceptive.

    That $40,000 will be whittled down to maybe the low twenties by the time all deductions and living expense out on the road are factored in.
     
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  5. Tip

    Tip Tipster

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    This person is either a very gung-ho driver or a recruiter.

    He sounds more like a recruiter, as not many drivers will know these pay figures "cold"--only somebody who spouts them everyday for a living will know them that well.

    But then again, maybe he's just a driver who's done his homework.
     
  6. Gypsycowgirl

    Gypsycowgirl Bobtail Member

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    I worked for P.A.M Transport and P.A.M. Dedicated for 14 months. The ONLY bad thing I can say about them is that they seem to have a fair share of really crappy trainers. I personally had the WORST. Just like any other trucking company, there's going to be people who feel they were treated unfairly and will run a company down. If you're looking into getting into trucking - consider this - even a good company will only treat you as well as you treat them. I followed the rules (as far as they knew), and delivered my load on time. I always tried to have a good attitude and I created a good repoire with my DM. As a result, I was averaging 3500 miles a week on a mostly dedicated run. My dispatcher couldn't give me any more miles for fear of getting BOTH of us in trouble.

    PAM runs some pretty good equipment, most of the really old trailers have been done away with, and the oldest trucks were three years old or so. All the trucks have automatic transmissions, which has it's pro's and con's, but I liked them. (Just made me really feel like a rookie when I went to my next employer)

    I left PAM on good terms, and I didn't leave because of anything they had done. I got the job offer of my dreams and couldn't pass it up. I would HIGHLY recommend PAM for anyone getting started in the trucking business. I totally agree with a line on their site that reads " We are large enough to offer you a secure future and room for advancement....but not so large that you'll get "lost in the shuffle".
     
  7. bobnme

    bobnme Bobtail Member

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    Hello, new to the forum here. My hubby is in training right now at PAM. I talked to a driver yesterday who heard PAM doesn't pay their drivers. That made me nervous since the only reason he's going back to work at age 58 is that we need the money. Anyone have any RELIABLE information on this situation? Thanks.

    Be safe out there!
     
  8. bobnme

    bobnme Bobtail Member

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    I don't think he's a recruiter. I think he was just posting the pay rate info from PAM's site. And asking for others' opinions. At least that's what I took from it.
     
  9. whispers65233

    whispers65233 Medium Load Member

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    My husband went to C-1 In Arkansas in 1999. He contracted with PAM for 1 year of service in return they pay the tutition. In that year we had to go on food stamps because he was only getting $.23 per mile and the miles were low I mean a good week was 1800 miles. There were many weeks we shared hubby's truck advancement. PAM doesn't care if you sit for days waiting for a load. And they are famous for 500 mile runs with a delivery date 3 dates later. I hope for the best for your husband and I don't want to make you any nervous then you already are but I have nothing good to say about them. PAM stands for Penny A Mile.
     
  10. pro1driver

    pro1driver Heavy Load Member

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    yeah, you're a "head-hunter" for sure, and that's the worst pay scale i've seen in a long time. in fact, i used to get paid 28¢ per mile back in 1995..!!

    you gotta get with the times, bubba, or you ain't gonna get any type of driver, let alone quality................
     
  11. whispers65233

    whispers65233 Medium Load Member

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    And I hope all the newbie drivers don't hold their breath for that $40,000 yearly pay because they will turn blue waiting for it to happen.
     
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