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PAM Transport Pay And Benefits

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.

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

PAM Transport Pay And Benefits

PAM Transport truck on the interstate
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.

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.

How long until you qualify for benefits?

Benefits kick in 60 days after employment.

Pam Transport Pay & Benefits

What About Vacation Time?
  • 1 week after 1 year
  • 2 weeks after 3 years
  • 3 weeks after 10 years
TruckingTruth's View On PAM pay and benefits

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.

PAM Transport Dispatch Policies

PAM Transport service area map
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.

Regional and dedicated positions are offered based on seniority and driver performance. A large portion of the fleet does obtain a regional or dedicated account.

Will there be any NYC?

PAM does occasionally run NYC freight. Driver experience will be taken into account.

PAM Transport Dispatch 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.

What percentage of freight is drop and hook?

About 90% of the freight at PAM is drop and hook.

PAM Transport Company Policies

PAM Transport CDL training tractor trailer
Do you allow pets?

Yes, with some restrictions.

What is the company's rider policy?

Drivers can have passengers who are 18 years old or older. Family members who are 13 years or older are also allowed. There is no insurance fee for a spouse but there is a small charge each month for other passengers.

PAM Transport Driver Opportunities

Do you have a leasing program, and will I be persuaded or incentivized to lease?

Yes, a lease-purchase program is offered. Certain incentives may be available and new drivers may be able to take advantage of this program during the first year.

What divisions do you have? (local, dedicated, regional, tanker, flatbed, reefer)

OTR, Local, Dedicated and Regional. PAM provides dry van truckload, expedited truckload, intermodal, and logistics services throughout the United States, most PAM truck driving jobs are dedicated runs.

TruckingTruth's View On PAM Transport's Opportunities

PAM operates short haul, medium haul, as well as long haul freight. Initially, most drivers will begin in the OTR division hauling long haul and medium haul freight. But even in the OTR division, drivers will get home on average ever 2 to 3 weeks, which is more often than most other OTR carriers. After 6 to 12 months, drivers will become eligible for more regionalized and dedicated freight. It's important to note, however, that a regional or dedicated position is not guaranteed.

PAM Transport Equipment

PAM Transport equipment
What kind of trucks do you have?

International, Freightliner and some Peterbilts are being introduced.

Do you run electronic logs?

Yes, all drivers are required to use electronic logging systems.

What are your trucks governed at?

62 MPH on cruise control and 64 by foot.

Do you have APU units?

Some PAM trucks do have APU units.

TruckingTruth's Notes On PAM Transport's Equipment

PAM Transport big rig

As with most larger companies, their trucks are generally newer and well maintained.

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