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5 Free Hazmat Practice Tests Worth Your Time


Hazmat practice tests are great ways to prepare to take the Hazmat endorsement test. Like most licensing tests, the Hazmat endorsement test is a series of multiple-choice questions. The test is based off of information in the “Hazardous Materials” section of the Commercial Driver License Manual. While it’s always a good idea to study the…
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Types of Class A Truck Driving Jobs


Truckers don't just work in long-haul, cross-country capacities. In fact, today there are numerous types of Class A truck driving jobs for solo drivers available. Taking a closer look at these types of jobs can help you identify an opportunity that fits your goals and lifestyle. Truckers have a lot of options in terms of…
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Meet Melvin Banister, Owner Operator


Melvin Banister was about about to get married to his current wife, Canara, when he moved from Atlanta to Little Rock in 2013. He needed a steady job and truck driving was the perfect match because, as Banister explained, he had a love for travel. Banister started to work for PAM Transport October, 2013. Banister…
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CDL Hazmat Endorsement Requirements by State


To add a Hazmat endorsement to your CDL-A driver’s license, you’ll have to apply to the state government organization that granted you your commercial license in the first place. Each state has slightly different CDL Hazmat endorsement requirements, so it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations for commercial drivers licenses…
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How to Get a Hazmat Endorsement on Your CDL-A License


First off, let’s cover why you might want to get a Hazmat endorsement on your Class A truck driver’s license. In a nutshell, it’s about pay. Truck drivers with Hazmat endorsements can run Hazmat freight, which entitles them to earn more per mile than a general OTR driver. Plus, having a Hazmat endorsement provides you…
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Meet Randy Magers, Company Driver


Say hello to Randy Magers, company driver for PAM Transport for over 20 years. Randy started his truck driving career with PAM, joining the Choctaw division in 1994. A meticulously safe driver who has a great track record delivering on time, he won PAM’s Driver of the Year award in 2012. Currently, Randy is part of…
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Rewarding Truck Drivers for High Fuel Efficiency


PAM Transport is always looking for ways to put money in its drivers’ pockets. That’s why PAM decided to develop a Fuel Team to reward fuel-efficient and accident-free drivers in 2011. The Fuel Team then decided to create a fuel efficiency program called “MISSION MPG.” This program awards drivers extra bonuses and cash prizes for…
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Timely Safety Tips for Truck Drivers


This month was Distracted Driving Awareness Month, an annual occurrence sponsored by the National Safety Council (NSC). You’re probably thinking: Shouldn’t people be concerned with safe driving every month? The answer is a resounding “Yes.” Safety should be a focus every day for anyone who takes to the road. Still, it’s a great idea to take 30…
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Truck Driver Fitness: Running


“On your mark! Get set! Go!” According to Statista.com, almost 66 million Americans went on a run between spring 2008 and spring 2014. The growing popularity of running is booming and creating a huge impact on how Americans develop healthy lifestyles. Fitness goals can vary from person to person, but at the end of the day we all…
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