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Complaint Rating:  93 % with 14 votes
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OK i have been working for Pam for 3 Months it has only been a nightmare with them. They have no communication in the main office I have had 4 Dm"s (Dispatcher) in three months. Two told me they was quitting because of bad management and they were treated like dirt.(welcome to the Pams driver world) They have no respect for the driver at all and they threaten to fire you when you have to try and get home fast.(without them taking three weeks to get you home)They say that they pay for your CDL School if you stay with them a year (Well don't believe that) The school cost $5000 when you go to work for them they take $50 a week out of your check to pay toward the school. Thats come to $2600 for a year that half of the cost. But it dont stop there, if you don't pay anything to go to school which is what drivers solutions want when you go to for Pam they pay you .25 cents a mile if you pay for your school they pay you .34 cents per mile that .09 Cents per mile diff. They want you to run team but were going to use a solo as a example here.They say that as a solo you can average 3000 miles per week.(6000 for team) Times 52 weeks that 156000 miles a year. So if you take .09 x 156000=14, 040 a year that they keep for them to pay for your school. Add that to the $2600 they hold out of your check each week that comes out to $16, 640 you are paying for them to pay for your school. As a solo i'm only getting maybe on the best week 1800 miles per week. I have talk to team drivers and they are getting 3500 miles a week.They pay 17.5 cents a mile for team that only $612.50 a week by the time that they take money out for school and other things you might bring home $300 for the week.Use you own judgement about going to work for Pam but if you want to pay $16, 000 for a cdl go ahead I made that mastake.
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N  15th of Sep, 2012 by    0 Votes

PAM TRANSPORT - not doing their jobs
Pam Transport
United States

My husband works for pam at this moment, and they have not been following their end on this stupid contract. they arent paying you like they are suppost to be. I hate pam and I dont even drive for them. need to get this fixed or further legal action will be taken
A  17th of Dec, 2012 by    0 Votes
I feel your pain. My husband is going through a similar situation. No miles because he is stuck for four days just waiting.
A  17th of Dec, 2012 by    0 Votes
So what do you suggest for someone like my husband who is stuck in a year long contract with PAM? The way is sounds is he would do better to quit and just pay them back for his school.
N  28th of Dec, 2016 by    0 Votes
@New trucker's wife your best bet on this situation is have him quit the contract with PAM protects only PAM no one else I drive for them as a Solo driver avg for me is 2800 miles round trip on a GM lane after they guaranteed me western 11 runs instead they use the excuse of "Oh we don't have any western runs just east of I-35 and North south of I-35" I checked my pay they said 38cpm turns out I'm getting only 32cpm and getting hammered on taxes since they been taking too much and forcing dispatches If I were you I would tell the husband to run from PAM I'm doing myself
A  7th of Feb, 2014 by    0 Votes
We are in the same place but only my husband is team driving and they are telling him that he can only get paid for the miles he drive. He is on the truck 24x7 but can only get paid for what he drive. This week his check after taking out for school, insurance etc. His check was under $200. How do they expect a man to take care of his family and himself on the road with that kind of pay. I all sounds so good when they are in school and they tell them what they can make and what the company is about, but once you are in it things changes from day to day.
A  31st of Jan, 2015 by    0 Votes
i drove for afs out of jacksonvile fl. pam brough this company and closed the company down in 2007. it was by far the best trucking company to work for the staff at afs were great. dennis tucker, barry carty, all the dispatchers, outo, cory, kim and judy in safety dept. you got the miles with this company. then pam destroyed the company. we lost avon corp. deer park water, k-mart, sears, wal-mart, if you drive for this company. look to be last for you pick-ups and deliveries because they do not know how to run a company. and cushman should be replace with someone that knows how to run a trucking company. drivers took pride in driving for afs. stay away from pam transport out of tonitown ar. no good miles and no good pay. go work at a fast food place. you make more money then you will with pam transport. good luck. shaffer trucking will treat you a hole lot better.
N  28th of Dec, 2016 by    0 Votes
@ex-driver for afs here's how you deliver or pick up last with PAM there's NO organization They govern the trucks to 63mph and they treat the drivers like old grease on the fifth wheel now if you try to call in plan to wait with the line ringing for no less then 45 mins before someone answers and being left in the dark if you send a message
N  16th of Dec, 2015 by    0 Votes
I was a student at Pam and they treated me terribly bad. I passed all my test and gave me a bus ticket home. They kept me at the terminal in Tontitown for 3 days waiting to go home. They listen to lies from a girl named Michelle Bains that works in the insurance department that by the way doesnt know me. And they breached their contract with me. My school isnt paid. My first mentor didnt get paid who was by the way a bad mentor, that complained that I know how to drive a truck and I have drove before his name is Robert Jeffrey. Pam put me out with a 2nd mentor who was great his name is Carl Knittle who also didnt get paid. So not only does Pam treat their drivers like dirt, they treat their trainers worse. Eric Bunch who works for safety. Discriminated me and another lady as we were waiting to be tested out. Eric stated that women dont need drivers license because they dont know how to drive. Amanda Caras heard the comment and disagreed with Eric.Eric also stated that the trucking industries need to stop working women. For one women makes the best drivers, we go through more dirt than anyone else and we get up shake the bs off and go to work. Michelle Bains worked at the same auto insurance company that I went through at that time, I bet that the only reason that Michelle Bains has a job is because the company doesnt know about the ABC Insurance scandle that she was involved in where Michelle and Leslie stoled a huge amount of money from the companies customers.So not only the people in the office treat their driver and trainers like dirt, they like to cheat people out of money.
A  28th of Dec, 2016 by    0 Votes
Yep PAM and SWIFT should Merge Drivers are not valued by PAM at all they care more about their Money then they do the drivers and will Swindle the drivers out of as much as they can example of this my last run with PAM 38cpm x 1869miles = 710.62 after taxes should be 532.26 my actual pay was 42.25 this is NO JOKE

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