Pam Transportation provides dry van truckload, intermodal, expedited truckload and logistics services to customers throughout the U.S., Ontario and Quebec in Canada, and Mexico. The company primarily serves the retail, manufacturing and automotive industries.
Pam is headquartered in Tontitown, AR near the Ozark Mountains. The company also has training facilities in Little Rock, AR, Irving, TX and North Jackson, OH.
Pam has driving opportunities for company drivers and owner-operators.
Pam Transportation Jobs
Whether you’re an experienced driver, a rookie or an owner-operator, Pam has a driving opportunity for you. The company boasts one of the newest equipment fleets in the transportation industry, and even has job opportunities for felons.
Pam’s hiring requirements are as follows:
At least 21 years of age
Have no DUI/DWI in the last five years
When you work as a company driver, you enjoy generous miles and easy paperwork for easy pay. With Pam, you have the option of working as a dedicated, OTR or team driver.
Approximately half of Pam’s company drivers run dedicated lanes in the Southern, Eastern and Midwestern U.S.
Dedicated routes offer:
Weekly home time
Dedicated drivers enjoy steady pay and a predictable schedule.
Pam’s OTR drivers haul freight that is primarily no-touch and drop-and-hook. Drivers also receive layover pay, so they don’t lose any earning potential in the process.
Teams run long-haul assignments, including some of the company’s longest dedicated lanes. Drivers still enjoy regular home time, and Pam will help you find a partner if you don’t have one already.
Pam also works with owner-operators, providing generous miles and simple settlement sheets for easy pay. Owner operators also enjoy other perks, like:
24/7 Road Rescue
Fuel and tire discounts
Lease purchase program
Like company drivers, owner operators can choose between the following positions:
If you want to grow your fleet, Pam’s recruiters will also work to help you find new drivers.
Pam Transportation Driver Pay
P.A.M. Trucking Pay Rankings
Pam’s official website offers little pay information, but we can gather salary data from 3rd-party pay aggregators, and 2 driver surveys.
According to those stats, drivers at Pam earn:
$49,816 per year
One former employee claimed that the company paid $0.35 per mile for solo drivers and $0.44 per mile for team drivers (split between both drivers).
Pam states that many of their rookie drivers can earn around $50,000 per year. That figure is close to the salary data from Indeed.
In addition to base salary, Pam drivers also enjoy great benefits, including:
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan with company match
How Much Does Pam Transport Pay for Training?
If you’re a recent grad or still going through training, Pam can help by offering paid tuition assistance. All you have to do is agree to be driver for Pam for a certain length of time, usually a year.
Pam provides up to $7,000 in tuition assistance and paid-on-the-job training.
Drivers who do not have any OTR experience will be paired with a Driver Mentor. Mentors help new drivers learn the ropes and gain the confidence they need to drive on their own.
When working with a mentor, trainees will be paid a day rate. Rookies transition to the traditional CPM pay model the very first day they hit the road on their own.
Working with a Driver Mentor
As part of the Driver Mentor program, you will spend 14 days on the road with an experienced driver learning the ropes in a hands-on environment.
Pam does their best to pair drivers with mentors who have similar lifestyles. For example, you will be asked whether:
You are willing to work with an opposite-gender mentor
You smoke, and if you’re willing to be paired with someone who does
During your 14-day OTR run, you will review:
Co-pilot navigation system via Qualcomm
The Smith System for safe driving
Hours of service rules and how to record status changes on the EOBR
Bills of lading (BOL)
The money you earn during this training run should cover the cost of meals and any additional expenses you may incur during your run.
After two weeks of intensive, one-on-one training, you should be ready to head out on your own. If so, you’ll head to a Pam terminal to upgrade to an experienced driver.
PAM Terminals are located in:
Little Rock, Arkansas
North Jackson, Ohio
If necessary, training time can be extended until you have the knowledge and skills to upgrade.
Before you can complete the upgrade process, you must pass a three-part test:
Next, you’ll take two written tests that will test your knowledge of:
Basic truck driving knowledge
Most students are able to complete all of these tests in the first day of their upgrade.
After testing, you will go through two days of orientation, which will go over:
National security issues relating to truck driving
Hazmat endorsements and procedures
The Smith System
Your employee benefit package
Once you complete orientation, you are formally upgraded to the position of a Company Driver and will begin earning cents per mile.
Pam Trucking School
If you’re in need of CDL training, Pam can connect you with a school in your area and assist with tuition. Pam guarantees driving jobs upon graduation.
The company regularly hires students and newly graduated drivers