Answers to YOUR questions about trucking.

  1. How old do I have to be to go to CDL training?
    1. To be eligible for the Driver Solutions company paid CDL training program, you must be 22 years old.  Review other CDL training requirements here.
       
  2. Do I have to pay for CDL training?
    1. If you attend our company sponsored CDL training program, you will not have to pay a dime of tuition costs as long as you drive with the company for a period of 1 year or longer. 
       
  3. How do I apply?
    1. You can apply anytime using our secure online application.
       
  4. Do I have to sign an employment contract?
    1. Yes. When you agree to train with Driver Solutions, you will sign a contract to drive with the company covering your CDL training tuition costs for one year upon completion of truck driving school.
       
  5. How much money can I make as a first year PAM driver?
    1. You can make up to $50,000 driving Team HazMat in your first year with PAM Transport.  Learn more about PAM truck driver pay here.
       
  6. How long will I be away from home?
    1. As an OTR truck driver, you can expect to be away from home for 2-3 weeks at a time.  PAM drivers may also have an opportunity to move into a Dedicated Lane with more frequent home time after just 3 months with the company.
       
  7. How long is truck driving school?
    1. Most people complete the Driver Solutions' CDL training program in 3-4 weeks.
       
  8. Where are your truck driving school locations?
    1. We have partnerships with some of the top trucking schools in several locations throughout the U.S.  We will always work to find the CDL school closest to you offering the highest qualify of training.  Take a look at our truck driving school locations here.
       
  9. Am I required to pay back any of my CDL training tuition?
    1. With our company sponsored CDL training program, you will not be required to pay back any of your tuition costs as long as you drive with the company for 1 year or longer.
       
  10. How do I get to CDL training?
    1. All students are required to find their own transportation to and from truck driving school.  There will be other students in class at the same time and many people will carpool.
       
  11. Am I paid during CDL training?
    1. You will not get paid during CDL training as you are not yet an official employee with the company.  You may, however, be eligible for a sign-on bonus which begins payout during training.

      You will, however, receive paid on-the-job training when you go to work for the trucking company beginning during orientation.
       
  12. How often do I get paid?
    1. Once you begin your truck driving job, you will receive weekly paychecks.
       
  13. Do I have to drive team?
    1. New PAM Transport drivers are required to drive Team upon graduation with another PAM driver for 6 months or 50,000 Team miles (whichever comes first). 
       
  14. Are PAM trucks manual or automatic?
    1. PAM trucks are primarily manual transmission, though automatics are being introduced into the fleet.
       
  15. How long does PAM orientation last (after trucking school)?
    1. PAM Transport new driver orientation typically lasts 3-5 days.  Following orientation, new drivers will be out on the road with a Driver Mentor for around 2-3 weeks.

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