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Meet MISSION MPG Winner Tom Landry


A longtime driver for PAM and a fuel-efficiency expert, Tom Landry won a 2013 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy — the Grand Prize awarded during 2012’s MISSION MPG competition. Still driving for PAM, Tom remains one of the fleet’s most fuel-efficient drivers and is eligible to win a Honda four-wheeler in this year’s MISSION MPG Giveaway. About…
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The Annual MISSION MPG Giveaway Is Almost Here!


It’s almost time for our annual MISSION MPG Giveaway! Designed to promote fuel efficiency, PAM’s MISSION MPG program rewards company drivers with bonuses for monitoring their fuel efficiency and getting the highest MPG possible. All PAM company drivers are automatically enrolled in the MISSION MPG program. Fuel data is collected every day to determine a…
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Why We Have One of the Best Truck Lease Purchase Programs


Truck lease purchase programs are one of the main ways a company driver can take the next step in their career to become an owner operator, which allows them to make more money, own the truck they drive, be a little more flexible with their schedule, and start their own business. When drivers enroll in…
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The Important Role Driver Mentors Play at PAM


As student drivers and Driver Mentors well know, the PAM Driver Mentor Program plays an important part in many drivers’ careers at PAM Transport. For one, it helps drivers who have graduated from a CDL school develop the skills they need to become first-seat drivers and take to the road on their own. But those…
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Meet Marion Foote, Driver Mentor


Marion Foote has been a driver mentor for over a year — most of her career as a company driver at PAM Transport. She started as a student driver herself and was trained into first seat by a veteran PAM driver mentor who inspired her to join the program after she felt she had gained…
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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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