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Driver Solutions On The Road Training Policies

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Can you get a non-smoking trainer?

Yes, a non-smoking trainer may be requested.

What are the company’s minimum qualifications to be a trainer?

Qualifications are all performance based and the best of the best are able to move into Driver Mentor positions within the 1st year.

TruckingTruth's View On Driver Solutions On The Road Training

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While the initial training pay is a bit lower than the industry average, this should not be a deciding factor. The difference in pay over the duration of your training is insignificant when you consider you’ll be averaging a minimum of $30k to $40k within your first 1 to 2 years as a truck driver. Think of this portion of your your career as “Truck Driving University” and don’t worry about the initial salary. What’s important now is getting you trained and employed so you can make the real money as a solo driver.

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How much will I be making once I'm running solo in my own truck?

All PAM Transport drivers are required to run team for 6 months during the 1st 12 months. Pay will depend upon performance and mileage:

  • 1st six months team driving (required): $0.175 cpm
  • 2nd six months team driving: $0.19 cpm
  • 2nd six months solo driving: $0.25 cpm
  • After 1 year solo: $0.32 cpm
When will I receive pay increases?

This depends upon driver performance. 1st year drivers can earn up to $50,000 by taking advantage of Team HazMat driving opportunities.

Driver Solutions Driver Pay And Benefits

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Do you offer a fuel bonus?

Yes. A fuel bonus is offered as part of PAM’s Mission MPG program. Read more about it here: PAM’s Mission MPG program

What health insurance and benefits do you have?

PAM offers health insurance with all major standard benefits and options including life insurance and 401k retirement plans, vacation time, and optional per diem plan.

How long until you qualify for benefits?

After 60 days of employment.

Driver Solutions Driver Pay And Benefits - PAM Transport

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What is the average cost of benefits?

This depends and rates vary, but average cost of medical for an individual is around $25/weekly and family is around $65/weekly.

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What About Vacation Time?

Based on years of service.

  • 1 week after 1 year of employment
  • 2 weeks after 3 years of employment
  • 3 weeks after 10 years of employment

TruckingTruth's View On Driver Solutions Pay And Benefits

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Initially, the starting pay is a bit low.

We always stress that you should under no circumstances leave your first company before at least 1 year and especially not before your contractual tuition payment obligations are completed.

Driver Solutions Dispatching Policies

Can a new driver run regional or dedicated right after school?

All PAM drivers start out as over-the-road. That being said, much of PAM’s business is running Dedicated freight and Dedicated lanes may be available after just 3 months.

Will there be any NYC? How soon would a new solo driver be expected to go there?

Yes, there could be NYC driving. All loads are forced dispatch, but driver experience will be taken into account.

Driver Solutions Dispatching Policies

Are you forced dispatch? Is the driver given any options for different loads?

Yes, PAM’s loads are primarily forced dispatch.

How often can I expect to be home? For how long at a time?

OTR PAM Transport drivers typically start out being on the road for 2-3 weeks at a time and back home again for 2-3 days.

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