Learn about the benefits of driving for PAM Transport.
At PAM Transport, the most important members of the company are its drivers. That's why the benefits offered at PAM Transport benefits are some of the best in the trucking industry. Take a look below to see what's available to you when you join PAM's team.
PAM's Employee Benefits
- Medical Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- Prescription Drug Card
- Company-Paid Life Insurance
- Voluntary Group Life Insurance
- Disability Coverage
- 401(k) retirement savings plans, with company match
PAM Transport provides vacation time based upon years of service with the company. For example, a standard amount of days off may be provided as follows:
- 1 week after 1st year
- 2 weeks after 2nd year
- 3 weeks after 5th year
In addition, about 80% of PAM's freight is built around dedicated and engineered lanes. After gaining just a few months of experience, you may have the opportunity to move into a lane that will provide regular home time.
Optional Per Diem Program
PAM Transport drivers have the option to use the “per diem” benefit to reduce your taxable income and take home more money on each paycheck. The benefit works by classifying a portion of your mileage pay as an expense reimbursement. OTR drivers incur expenses for things like meals or showers while on the road and by using the “per diem” benefit, the IRS does not tax that portion of your pay.
(Eligibility period requirements apply and more information on employee benefits will be available during the onboarding process.)
Driver Awards Program
Monthly & Yearly Driver Awards
Each month, drivers are nominated by their driver manager in recognition of performance that is outstanding among their peers. These drivers are then evaluated and scored between departments to determine a winner. The winners receive $100, a plaque with a letter from PAM President & CEO Dan Cushman, and are entered in the running to be named a "Driver of the Year."
Additionally, each year a Driver, Team, and Trainer of the Year is named based upon these monthly nominations. The winners of the yearly awards are also eligible for additional incentives including extra money and recognition.
For more information on how the awards are scored, visit PAM's Drivers of the Year page.
Other Company Benefits
On top of it's great employee benefits, PAM also offers great incentives for its safest and most efficient drivers.
PAM's Mission MPG Giveaway
PAM's Mission MPG Giveaway is designed to reward it's most fuel-efficient drivers. PAM determines fuel efficiency by collecting data every day that includes metrics such as: distance driven, fuel used, speed, total idle, time in top gear, and time in cruise control. The grand prize winner of the giveaway receives a Harley Davidson motorcycle!
PAM's Safety Awards
Safety is #1 in the trucking industry and PAM recognizes that with its Safe Driver awards. For instance, a PAM driver can earn a safe driver hat or jacket if they meet the required length of safe driving time. If a PAM driver makes it 1 year without an accident, they receive a stainless steel ring. Go 2 years, and add a diamond to that ring. Another year, add another diamond.
The more safe years of driving a PAM trucker has, the better the incentive they receive. If a PAM driver makes it all the way to 20 years without an accident, they'll receive a 10K gold ring with 4 diamonds on it.
Interested in Joining the Team?
Driver Solutions can help you get the CDL training you need to become a truck driver. Start your career now and you could be on the road making up to $60,000 in just the first year driving Team OTR! Just take a few moments to complete our online driver application now.