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Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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I did something really stupid today...

yes mistakes do happen back when i was driving i made it a point to always back against the trailer before tugging lightly against it. Especially after spending the night in a truck stop cause you never can tell what moron walked by and pulled your pin while you were sleeping it happens all the time they think it’s funny but I’m glad to hear it wasn’t really serious for you good luck out there

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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CDL 2025 Automatic restriction removal

ok wow i had no idea what you guys were talking about until i looked it up. What kind of bullcrap is that I wanna know what moron in Washington thought that would be a good idea. I started my career in my granddaddy’s ole b- model Mack where you needed both hands to shift and your leg to steer lol and now cause Pam runs automatics I’m gonna have a restriction on my cdl. That’s just awesome. Man you guys were right the industry has changed big time since I’ve been gone well you better believe I will have that removed from mine as soon as I can. I’ve only ever driven one automatic and I really didn’t care for it of course I’m sure they have changed allot since 2004

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Another question for somebody

thanks bobcat yeah i hear ya i was just curious is all. Im actually an experienced driver getting back into the industry after coming off the road to assist in taking care of my father. I’m hoping it all comes back to me once I get back behind the wheel but you have a good one and be safe out there god bless

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Need some help please

hey BK good to hear from you to respond to your statement, yes I’m not really into truck stop food I love to fix my meals in the truck that way I know what goes into what I’m eating. There’s nothing like getting out of the truck on a beautiful day and fixing a meal in a pickle park somewhere in this great country of ours. It’s an awesome way to unwind from a day on the highway. And yes Pam’s got that 6 month contract deal and your right I’m sure I could find another job after the 6 month time line cause yeah I hear Pam is at the bottom of the barrel for pay. I’m really hoping that once my dispatcher finds out that I’m really an experienced driver getting back into the industry that he runs my butt off. It’s exactly how I like to run and as I said in my previous posts I have no problem staying out 4-6 weeks at a time as long as the miles are there. It would really be nice if I would get run by a military base once in a while so I could take advantage of the commissary as I’m an army veteran. Anyhow I will definitely keep you guys posted and as always keep safe out there and god bless you all

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Need some help please

hi Errol thanks for your reply and yeah that’s what I was thinking I guess it’s like riding a bike right lol. I’m hoping to get a decent dispatcher I’ve had a few bad ones in my career of course who hasn’t, But I love to run hard and I don’t mind staying out 4-5 weeks at a time as long as I’m getting the miles to make it worth staying out. The problem starts when your spending more on the road then what your making and from what I’m hearing about Pam there pay isn’t the greatest. So I’m going to need a great dispatcher he will learn that one hand washes the other he does me right I’ll have no problem helping him out. So as I said I’m set up to start school on the 22nd and it can’t come fast enough. So with that I’m gonna close for now I’ll be sure to keep you guys posted on my progress you guys be safe out there and god bless all of ya

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Another question for somebody

is the school Driver Solutions for Pam 3rd party testers for the cds or do they just train you and then take you to DMV to test out no where on Pam’s site does it say. Oh the good news is I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks took my permit test today general knowledge score 98% air brakes score 100% combination Vehicles 100% I was quite pleased hope everyone is staying safe out the they give me a start date of the 22nd I can hardly wait to get back at it

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Need some help please

Hey Moe I thank you for the reply and just from studying for the permit test I can tell allot of things have changed since I’ve been gone. It’s like a whole new world out there but from this site I can tell there’s still a few old hands like myself still beating the pavement and willing to lend a helping hand and that’s fantastic it’s just the way it should be. It reminds me of how it was when I first started in my granddaddy’s ole B-model Mac lol so yeah I have allot to learn like eld devices never heard of them I used to have to decide which book I was going to show Dot when they asked for it lol. Anyhow I’m sure you will be seeing allot of me on here asking questions as I ease back into the industry. Again thanks and maybe I’ll catch ya out there some place God Bless All Of You

Hello Doug,

From my understanding you would be treated as new/inexperienced driver due to the amount of time away (not driving). Things have changed ALOT in the 15 years since you have been away taking care of family.

You are wise to look at becoming a Company Driver vs a OO this time around. The freight market and economy are REALLY challenging to navigate as a business owner driver (especially if you have truck payments).

As for Pam, I have no experience with PAM specifically so I can not comment. Keep in mind the big picture is to find the right company that will be the best fit for you, so that you can get the seat time needed to re-establish yourself in this career and thus earn more $$$.

My personal advice is to take the internet with a grain of salt. Most go online to do 1 thing and the word starts with a B…ahem. This website is different in that folks really do try to help others who are open to it etc (and it seems you are from what I can tell). Wishing all the best to you as you re-establish yourself and keep in touch!

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Hey guys what’s up well after 14 years out of the business I’ve decided it’s time to get back into it. Let me explain 14 years ago my father got sick and my mother was in no way able to care for him so I made the decision that he wasn’t going to be placed into a nursing home. So I gave up my career of 16 years I was an owner operator at the time. I didn’t even think twice So after my father passed I stayed with my mother until she did the same. Now that you know my back story I’ll get to the reason behind this post. I’m 58 years old I surrender my CDL about a year after I came off the road and sold my Tractor Big Mistake. So now I’m at square one. I’ve decided to go to Pam’s cdl school in Tontitown Arkansas. I’ve seen a bunch of nightmare posts about them but all I’ve seen are posts that are 5-9 years old does anyone have any current information on them like there pay, equipment, miles, stuff like that. I would really appreciate it and you would be doing an old hand a big favor thanks in advance

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Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Need some help please

Hey guys what’s up well after 14 years out of the business I’ve decided it’s time to get back into it. Let me explain 14 years ago my father got sick and my mother was in no way able to care for him so I made the decision that he wasn’t going to be placed into a nursing home. So I gave up my career of 16 years I was an owner operator at the time. I didn’t even think twice So after my father passed I stayed with my mother until she did the same. Now that you know my back story I’ll get to the reason behind this post. I’m 58 years old I surrender my CDL about a year after I came off the road and sold my Tractor Big Mistake. So now I’m at square one. I’ve decided to go to Pam’s cdl school in Tontitown Arkansas. I’ve seen a bunch of nightmare posts about them but all I’ve seen are posts that are 5-9 years old does anyone have any current information on them like there pay, equipment, miles, stuff like that. I would really appreciate it and you would be doing an old hand a big favor thanks in advance

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Getting back into it

Hey guys what’s up well after 14 years out of the business I’ve decided it’s time to get back into it. Let me explain 14 years ago my father got sick and my mother was in no way able to care for him so I made the decision that he wasn’t going to be placed into a nursing home. So I gave up my career of 16 years I was an owner operator at the time. I didn’t even think twice So after my father passed I stayed with my mother until she did the same. Now that you know my back story I’ll get to the reason behind this post. I’m 58 years old I surrender my CDL about a year after I came off the road and sold my Tractor Big Mistake. So now I’m at square one. I’ve decided to go to Pam’s cdl school in Tontitown Arkansas. I’ve seen a bunch of nightmare posts about them but all I’ve seen are posts that are 5-9 years old does anyone have any current information on them like there pay, equipment, miles, stuff like that. I would really appreciate it and you would be doing an old hand a big favor thanks in advance

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