Why We Have Orientation

We’re always excited to have a new driver join the PAM family and look forward to orientation. We get to put faces to names, shake hands, and establish some common understanding about everything from career paths at PAM to how we like to use the Qualcomm. It's our chance to welcome new drivers and set them up for success at the company.

How It Works

You’ll be scheduled for a three-day orientation at one of our 6 orientation sites. You can choose to drive yourself or we’ll help you arrange for other transportation. We provide lodging at a hotel nearby starting the night before orientation begins. Breakfast and lunch are also included while in orientation.

Here’s what a typical orientation looks like:


Driver qualification paperwork Road test


Company policy
Safety program
Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Benefits


DOT hazardous materials compliance OSHA hazardous communications
Logs/electronic on-board recorder (EOBR)
Meet Driver Manager
Truck Assignment

What to Bring

Once you complete orientation, you’ll be given your first assignment and take to the road as a PAM driver. It happens pretty quickly so we recommend packing eight days worth of clothes and toiletries.

You’ll also need the following documents to get the orientation paperwork out of the way:

  • Current CDL
  • Original Social Security card or birth certificate
  • Current DOT medical card
  • Employment Authorization Document (if not a U.S. citizen)
  • Voided check for payroll
  • Beneficiary info: names, Social Security numbers, and addresses
Additionally, think about bringing the following items since you’ll receive your first driving assignment right after orientation:

  • Winter gear (if applicable)
  • Work gloves
  • Work boots/protective footwear
  • Flashlight
  • Small brief case or personal paper storage (collapsible type preferred)
  • Camera (disposable type is acceptable)
  • Paper and writing instruments (pen or pencil)
  • Sleeping bag and pillow OR pillow, one sheet, one blanket

Orientation Locations

We have six orientation sites where you can attend orientation. You’ll be directed to the one closest to you.

  • Arkansas

    297 West Henri de Tonti Blvd.
    Tontitown, AR 72770

    North Little Rock
    1401 McNeil Dr.
    North Little Rock, AR 72117
  • Texas

    2300 Time St.
    Irving, TX 75061

    317 Weathers Dr.
    Laredo, TX 78045
  • Ohio

    North Jackson
    12274 Mahoning Ave.
    North Jackson, OH 44451
  • Georgia

    601 South Enota Dr., Suite B
    Gainesville, GA 30501

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