Who do I need to speak to about becoming a PAM trainer?

Discussion in 'PAM' started by Scoundrel, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. djtrype

    djtrype Heavy Load Member

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  3. Scoundrel

    Scoundrel Light Load Member

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    Well, I've watched all the videos and passed all the tests. Looks like I'll get the upgrade in the morning and assigned to a new truck.
     
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  4. pamisajoke

    pamisajoke Bobtail Member

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    dude get the hell out of that company a.s.a.p that company is to just get your cdl, then leave. Under contract and all!!! I started out there and regret every single day that i worked there. Seriously one week my check was 7$ and that was a week that i drove 2700 miles,lol. No b.s. I know that is hard to beleive but its true, what they do is they dont pay you for all the miles that you drove,on top of which they take #### near all of what little you do get, between escrow and school reinbersment then taxes... Ur broke working for free lol. Its really not funny but in a way it is cause they(pam transport) have a good sceme to make millions off of new drivers coming out of school and in return pay them pennies on a dollar!!! So sad. I feel sorry for some of the drivers at p.a.m. Lol on top of it all, have anyone else that drive for pam took notice that there are a bunch of people that work in the office in north jackson are slow??? Lol so sad. G e t ...o u t ... !!!
     
  5. me only

    me only Medium Load Member

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    no such thing as perfect paper logs .lol
     
  6. Scoundrel

    Scoundrel Light Load Member

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    I know all about it. This is not my first rodio. I feel I've been treated fairly and with respect. The pay has been on the low side, but it's been consistant for the most part.

    I don't plan on staying with PAM long after my 12 months up. But, I do intend to fufill my obligation. A man is only as good as his word.
     
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  7. djtrype

    djtrype Heavy Load Member

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  8. Noggin

    Noggin Road Train Member

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    Exactly, first post. lol.... I never did less than $500 take home a week, unless I was going or leaving home.



    I said the same thing. A little over 2 years later, I quit. Not because PAM was bad, but because I wanted to get into flatbed and get out of driving, open doors, close doors, driving.
     
  9. kid_cardiac

    kid_cardiac Medium Load Member

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    ...and just how much in advances did you take out, dude?

    And when someone says something to the effect of, "I know it's hard to believe, but it's true," I tend to think there's a lot more to the story. But I really do think this guy will be a one-post wonder.

    Don't feel sorry for us. I'm leaving after four years here. Moving on to better things. If anything, it's been a heluva great experience that I will take with me onto my next job. It's waht you make of it. Apparently, you chose not to do that.
     
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  10. Ozarktrucker

    Ozarktrucker Light Load Member

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    Hey Kid Cardiac, I saw your post on the board of the company that you are moving to, if possible, I'd love to hear how things go for you over there, especially since you will be able to do a direct comparison to PAM. I'm always looking for new opportunities.
     
  11. cudafish71

    cudafish71 Light Load Member

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    I would wait, why train for PAM when you could go to one of the few trucking companies who have really good reputations and drive for them for six months and then easily glide into a training position there. I am currently a PAM driver and it is SO messed up. I know others who have it worse off than I, but on the whole they really blow. Its been nothing but up and down, low pay, medium pay, a few high pays, then back to the same old garbage. With people like KNEEL HAIR AL running the team end of it (A former DM who was promoted, I don't know why) and the few mid level managers I have spoken with, you have a snow balls chance right now of getting any extra money out of PAM. My DM's night and day are really good guys, but their hands are tied. THe planners and CSR's blow, constant mistakes with QC's and late dispatches. The other administrators in the place like the ladies in payroll and Shirley and Norma and the others are great. The weekend guys are fantastic, but the middle management is absolutely clueless, don't give a rats tail about you and if you want a good company to go to, PAM probably isn't your answer. I have spoken with five trainers, including my own and three are leaving. I have not ever contacted my trainer again, he really did just use training to keep his wife in spending money, his self in misery and away from home, so he will be staying. I hope PAM hires you on and treats you well and that you tell each of these men or women that the first year is an apprenticeship, not a way to make "up to forty thousand dollars". They will never make that. Good luck.
     
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