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Micah 711 Send email
 
Jul 17, 2017

Class action lawsuits suit

I went to C1 driving School and obtained​ a CDL. I was driving for Pam until 9 months in I was terminated . I was told to go to safety in little rock. They​ showed me a video of someone using a phone and the Said it was me . I said I don't think it's me . And they said it was and that I violation of no electronics use while driving a cmv. If anyone wants to file against Pam for wrongful termination please email me. Micahrichardson@ Hotmail.com
dearthurjohnson Send email
 
Apr 23, 2014

san antonio

pam is bullshit company, they tell you lie somebody need to stop them , i tell trucker don,t go to pam
User925485 Send email
 
Mar 30, 2012

3 Months Wasted

I recently attended and graduated school at C1 Little Rock. I knew something was not right by the end of week one after about 11 of our fellow classmates were dismissed. If i knew then what I know now, I would've dismissed myself right along with them BEFORE DAY 7. You see each of us were made to "sign a contract" stating that if for any reason we were dismissed from the school BEFORE DAY 7 we would only be responsible for repaying housing and our DOT physicals. TBH, $6, 000 is high-way robbery for the the inadequate living conditions, poor teaching, and lack of concern that we were subjected to. Honestly, If you showed up with no prior knowledge or experience with a semi, you were basically doomed from day one, and should've ran. On the other hand, if you maybe trained on grandpa's truck for 11 yrs in the country you were just the type of candidate who would receive most supplemental instruction, road, and pad time. The living condition was not even fit for pig or dog. There were about 30 ppl in my class, so much for the small class sizes they boast about on th Drivers' Solutions' website. There were 4 of us to a room the size of a standard college dorm room fit for two. We shared 4 restrooms/showers and two washers and dryers which were almost always occupied, except in the wee hrs of the morning. (around 3 or 4). On average we trained behind the wheel of the truck on the pad about 1 hour each a day which anything adequate. During that time, I heard pad instructors curse, scream, and scold. However, there were two instructors, Wayne, and Craig, who actually utilized EVERY MINUTE of that time focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of EACH student, not just the stronger students. They actually spent time, even after hours with no overtime and on weekends, providing extra help to students who needed it. Over -the- road training was a disaster. I was one of the weaker students, and was constantly reminded through yelling, cursing, and verbal assault. (True story) As someone previously stated, more of my road training time was spent standing around waiting on smokers to finish their breaks instead of designating some non-smoking trainers for NON-SMOKERS like myself. At exactly 2 weeks and 2 days, several of my classmates were sent to test against our wheels, and against our trainers' better judgments. After I failed, the CDL test my first time (yes. I failed. go figure!) I was placed with a specific trainer who was suppose to help me "perfect shifting technique". In short, all he did for that 4 hrs was ass-watch and yell a bunch of obscene, derogatory comments to women walking down the street. I went and retested, and somehow God and I made it out of the hell hole know as C1 Little Rock. At one point during my skills test, I wanted to quit, but I thought about all that I had endured at C1, and I was determined not to leave their empty handed, so I didn't. Long story short, I would not recommend C1 trucking school to my WORST ENEMY, and I feel very passionate about that. I am now sitting at home in Memphis where I have been for the past 3 WEEKS waiting on a trainer from PAM. I call everyday, but no one seems to be able to tell me anything. Maybe I should go out and get a minimum wage job to take care of this mountain of debt I am getting consumed with. If you're pursuing a CDL, inquire at your local community college first. I am almost positive that they have some sort of cooperative program like W.I.A that will cover the cost of your training where you will NOT have to pay it back, and you will NOT have to endorse a company. Save yourself the misery!
User923818 Send email
 
Mar 26, 2012

3 Months Wasted

The best thing i can tell anybody on this is just pay out of your own pocket and take the training somewhere else. They will promise you a lot but not true. You have to pay for training yourself if you quit working about 1 to 2 yours. the whole 4500 dollars with interest. They will sue you and the court will take wage garnishment from you current job. C1 is a scamming company nasty rooms, nasty trainers and once you complete your training, when you go OTR trucking for PAM or USA etc... the drivers are not fit to be trainers and you cannot ask for another one, it will take you weeks to get one in between you need money so you look for another job guess what that 4500 plus interest could go over 10, 000 dollar and you have to pay for each penny.
if they send you a letter to settle for 2500 or 3500 usually around tax time take that time and pay them off, this ppl they would not leave you alone.
Splatout Send email
 
Mar 17, 2012

3 Months Wasted

Scammed as well, Indy school. Maybee 2 hours of time behind wheel on range, 1 1/2 hours behind the wheel on the road. The day I took my driver's portion of the CDL, the state tester told another state tester that he was going to just go ahead and fail everybody that day in earshot of several of us that were going to take our tests. Sure enough he did.
Alhough my trainers "passed" me during the school portion, I never made it off of the range during the driving portion of my CDL testing. Big bill, they called my father's house every day rather than calling me, even though I was sending them more than their monthly payments. Was finally able to negotiate a settlemen for what ended up being about $3800.
Oh, by the way, I passed my CDL in a different state in my friend's flatbed the first time I took it a couple of years later. He taught me more for free than C1 did. No, I take that back. C1 definiely taught me a very valuable lesson-if it seems to good to be true, it probably is.
Junebug70 Send email
 
Feb 27, 2012

3 Months Wasted

I smell a recruiter...total BS. They will screw over as many as possible. the "school" is a scam. 5, 000people cannot be wrong.
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Feb 23, 2012

3 Months Wasted

My husband and I weren't even making ends-meet when he decided to go into the trucking industry. He stumbled upon the driver solutions website and we both thought it would be a good idea since he wasn't having good luck with getting a job our here. Well, he applied and was contacted by a man named Brian Kelly I believe. We went through a process of application as normal and they checked out his dvr record and all was fine and ready to go. He went to C1 Trucking School in Springfield, MO for a 3 week training course to get his CDL. Everything went fine and dandy for a while and he passed and received his CDL. He was hired on to P.A.M. by the time he was done with the school and this is where it starts to go bad.
He was scheduled to start the following Tuesday with them. Now grant it, I was working but barely making it with the house payment and babysitting costs on my own. So by this time we were pretty broke with supporting him while being gone. So we were more than ready to get him on the road to start making some money. Well, he was supposed to be on the road for 4 weeks with a trainer getting only $300 a week (minus taxes and a portion to pay for part of the tuition). That was fine, any money was good money at this point.
Well, he calls the contact at P.A.M. to start his loads and training, no answer, leaves a message. Well, we don't get a call back all day, he calls again, no answer, leaves a message. So we suffer for two weeks of no answers and leaving messages and asking a rude receptionist to page her to her desk for our call and her refusing to do so. Finally, the lady calls back. Well, she claimed that she couldn't get through the phone. That's funny, because he left messages with two phones to contact, both in working order and even C1 was frustrated this so called coordinator lady from P.A.M. because a ton of other new employees were having the same problem.
But whatever, he gets started with a trainer two weeks later after C1. So we're finally making money. However the "training" mind you lasted 6 weeks before dispatch finally decided to get my husband to the orientation in Tontitown where they were supposed to get him his own truck. The other thing was that his trainer was rude and unsafe with his driving, and took random pictures of women everywhere he went. My husband remembers finding piles and piles of pictures of random women in the trainers glove compartment. Interesting...what kind of people are they employing.
But nevermind that, he goes through orientation and gets a truck and makes one run and gets to be home finally. He has a couple days off at home and then got to head out again and start making regular (better) pay. His dispatcher calls him for a run and tells him to go back up to Effingham to get the truck inspected (since it was run down in the first place when he got it) and then start his load. Well my husband got to the shop and told the mechanics the truck was there for it's inspection. The mechanics looked at him funny and told him he was only there to drop off the truck. So he called his dispatcher and his dispatcher immediately transfered him to the safety guy. The safety told him he was fired for a speeding ticket back in 2006 and he was on his own for getting back home. He asked why all the sudden that supposed ticket came up when it should have been caught in the beginning when they said he was good on his dvr report.
So I had to get my infant son and drive for 7 hours to pick him up and get him back home. No compensation, nothing. They didn't even pay him for his first run, his layover or anything. P.A.M. Transport is a rip off! 3 months of "training" to be stranded in the middle of nowhere, no money, no nothing, sucked dry of money spent on essentials for that crappy truck. He has left messages in almost every department there demanding to see that so called report and to be compensated and actually get his payment for the runs that he did for them. Several messages, no answers, no returned calls or emails. We are looking for a lawyer or a class action lawsuit to join. They left us with tuition (promised to pay, yeah right!) and even more broke then we were before. Those life sucking idiots should never be trusted! Don't go with P.A.M. Transport ever!
April H Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

3 Months Wasted

My name is April H. I went through c 1 in Indiana
I worked hard, was completly honest on my app.
Therefor I passed C1, I was off the truck with my trainer in 3 wks.
C1 was a great school, and almost a year later I am still
With Pam trucking, They have been good to me.
God willing, I will continue to be with pam trucking until
I retire ! And for those of you that complain about the school
Or Pam, Im sure there is more to the story. True pam isn't
The highest paying comp. But what they lack in pay,
They make up for in the way they treat you !
I am not a trainer, or any kind of spokes person.
Im just April H. From the Atlanta area, just a
Driver that has been treated very well !

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