Pam Or Jim Palmer Trucking

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MARC F.'s Comment
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which company is the better . choice to get your cdl.

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.
Renegade's Comment
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Both are good companies. The most important question you have to ask is what kind of freight do you want to pull? Pam only has dry van and intermodal but Jim Palmer has dry van, reefer , and flat bed. There are a lot of things to consider before choosing a company but both are good companies.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

millionmiler24's Comment
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which company is the better . choice to get your cdl.

What state do you live out of?

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.
MARC F.'s Comment
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I live in florida

millionmiler24's Comment
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I live in florida

Ok, I would recommend Jim Palmer because they hire out of all 48 states however, I don't think PAM hires out of Florida. Someone please correct me if I am wrong on this. What part of Florida are you in?

MARC F.'s Comment
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I live in Melbourne fl . which is on the east coast of the state . east of orlando

Renegade's Comment
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I live in florida

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Ok, I would recommend Jim Palmer because they hire out of all 48 states however, I don't think PAM hires out of Florida. Someone please correct me if I am wrong on this. What part of Florida are you in?

Pam hires out of all 48 states.

millionmiler24's Comment
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I live in Melbourne fl . which is on the east coast of the state . east of orlando

Ok, turns out I was wrong. PAM does hire out of all 48 states also. A lot of companies that do hire out of Florida, some of them will only hire from Ocala and points to the North.

PAM Transport Review

Jim Palmer Trucking Review

First link there is TT's info on PAM Transport and 2nd link is TT's info on Jim Palmer Trucking. Both of them seem like good options, One thing you may want to pay attention to is how long will it take to pay off your training contract once you get your CDL and begin driving. I think PAM uses the Driver Solution's Network which I believe costs more in the long run.

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.
millionmiler24's Comment
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I live in Melbourne fl . which is on the east coast of the state . east of orlando

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Ok, turns out I was wrong. PAM does hire out of all 48 states also. A lot of companies that do hire out of Florida, some of them will only hire from Ocala and points to the North.

https://www.truckingtruth.com/trucking-companies/review/company-38/pam-transport-inc

https://www.truckingtruth.com/trucking-companies/review/company-112/jim-palmer-trucking

First link there is TT's info on PAM Transport and 2nd link is TT's info on Jim Palmer Trucking. Both of them seem like good options, One thing you may want to pay attention to is how long will it take to pay off your training contract once you get your CDL and begin driving. I think PAM uses the Driver Solution's Network which I believe costs more in the long run.

This is the link to PAM Transport's main website:

PAM Transport

This is the link to Jim Palmer Trucking's main website:

Jim Palmer Trucking

Hope this helps. Be safe out there. :)

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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.
millionmiler24's Comment
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Pam hires out of all 48 states.

Our timing on this is almost spot on. Thanks for the correction. :)

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