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PAM Pay Talk for Solo & Team Truck Drivers

At PAM, we pride ourselves on treating our drivers like family, which is why we keep creating new career opportunities to help truck drivers live their best lives and better provide for their families. But most importantly, we keep raising the bar on pay, including new raises and performance bonuses for our team truck drivers and for our solo drivers.

Got pay questions? We have answers.

How Much Can Teams Earn at PAM?

Team truck driving pays at PAM, thanks to new pay raises for both experienced and new truck drivers. When you and your partner join our “PAMily,” together you will earn $.60 cents per mile (CPM) if you are an experienced team or you can start at $.55 CPM if you are a new truck-driving team. After just three months your team qualifies as “experienced” for $.60 CPM!

What’s more, PAM teams can now earn $24,000 a year in performance bonuses, where you and your driving partner can earn up to $2,000 in monthly bonus cash ($1,000 each). To qualify for the $2,000 monthly performance bonus, driver teams must achieve 18,000 miles and have no preventable accidents or CSA violations. 

Team driving can be especially profitable for experienced drivers, who often get priority assignments with more miles — and even bigger earnings. For example, teams in our expedited division easily average 5,000 miles or more a week, which translates to a big payday at $.60 CPM. 

Why Should Solo Truck Drivers Choose PAM?

You don’t have to be a team truck driver to make a great living. PAM just raised our OTR Solo driver pay, so you can earn up to $6,500 more a year — with no raise caps. This means you can keep earning more year after year with mainly no-touch, drop-and-hook freight.

Plus, you can earn up to an additional $9,000 a year with our new OTR Solo performance bonuses! When you combine the new pay raise with the new performance bonuses, you can earn up to $15,500 more per year!

Here’s what you need to know:

  • You can get a performance raise every year, no matter how long you work for PAM.
  • Solo OTR drivers get a performance bonus of $750 a month with 8,000 safe miles per month and no CSA violations.
  • All drivers can earn up to $3,200 annually in the MISSION MPG Fuel and Safety Bonus program and qualify for thousands in cash and prizes!
  • NEW Mentor Bonuses are also coming soon.

Besides Pay, Why Else Should I Partner With PAM?

At PAM the career perks go beyond pay — for both solo and team truck drivers. That’s because we’ve created a company culture of “doing what we say,” which means we empower each driver to take the wheel of his or her future. We recently created the PAM Driver Advisory Council to give our drivers a chance to tell us how we can help them grow professionally.

The result? We now offer multiple career tracks for truck drivers to accelerate their earning potential or even become their own boss with leasing opportunities. Our solo drivers can lease our 2018 trucks for as low as $379 a week and teams can lease for as low as $679 a week!

We also back up our benefits talk with:

  • Great health and dental insurance
  • Paid vacation and a family-first “PAMily” culture
  • Retirement plan with company-matching 401K
  • Well-maintained, fully-equipped, late-model company trucks
  • Readily-available dispatch teams, HR, and administrative support

Start Earning More as a Solo or Team Truck Driver at PAM

If you’re ready to take the first step towards a new career with great earning potential, contact one of our recruiters today by emailing us at or check out available jobs at PAM. 

Many of us have traveled a rough road of financial insecurity in recent months. This is why PAM wants to help both new and experienced truck drivers with career fast tracks to earn more – faster.

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