Speak Directly With A Recruiter From PAM/Driver Solutions

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Robert B.'s Comment
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Brett (owner of the TruckingTruth.com site) wanted us to try something new to help all you out. So, we are opening up the floor for you to speak directly with a recruiter to answer any questions you might have. If it’s something about the training process – we will answer it directly. If it’s a question more of the lifestyle/day-to-day of trucking, we will get an answer from an experienced driver who has been through our training program for you. Our goal is for this to be a positive and helpful thread. So, how can we help???

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I am looking to get my cdl and drive for a company. I have a dui from 12/2012. I was not driving, but had access to the keys. In CA, they call it "intent to drive." Long story short, everything else with me is good to go, license is in good standing, would I be able to sign on with PAM?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

G-Town's Comment
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Andhe78 wrote:

As a soon to be new trucker, I actually don't even think about applying to Pam, because all your ads around here require three months experience. Is that the case, or do you train guys fresh out of school?

Not entirely true…click here: PAM Company Sponsored training

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Mothman's Comment
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Just wanted to follow up so if anyone had the same question I had about work history.

I've talked to a driver agent with Driver Solutions that works with PAM and (at least in my circumstance) it is not an issue. So they've processed me through everything and all I need now is my physical and my permit and then I'll be off to training. ;)

Derek@DriverSolutions's Comment
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@mothman - Yes, we are sorry for the delay. You did the right thing by applying. We can still work with you and there should be opportunities available. It's not totally uncommon to have a gap like that.

Derek@DriverSolutions's Comment
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@Andhe78 - Our apologies on the delay in getting back to you. We actually do not require any experience at all. In fact, the overwhelming majority of our drivers that we train have zero experience. Our whole program is built upon training inexperienced drivers to get a CDL in around 3-4 weeks at our company sponsored training school. Please, go move forward with applying if you haven't already!

Link to application is here: https://apply.greatcdltraining.com/application/instructions.aspx?dnis=10211

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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@Andhe78 - Our apologies on the delay in getting back to you. We actually do not require any experience at all. In fact, the overwhelming majority of our drivers that we train have zero experience. Our whole program is built upon training inexperienced drivers to get a CDL in around 3-4 weeks at our company sponsored training school. Please, go move forward with applying if you haven't already!

Link to application is here: https://apply.greatcdltraining.com/application/instructions.aspx?dnis=10211

I am a Swift student. But I am training at your Indianapolis, IN location. It is TOP NOTCH. All the instructors I have met, so far are super helpful and eager to help us pass. I don't know a lot about PAM, the company, but I would recommend "your" school, to anyone.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Derek@DriverSolutions's Comment
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@∆_Danielsahn_∆ - Thank you so much for sharing. We're happy to hear you are having a good experience at the C1 Indy location. Please keep us posted and if there's anything we can do, don't hesitate to email us at socialmedia@driversolutions.com.

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