In talking with Driver Solutions program graduates, we usually find that just about everyone has an interesting background or story about why they decided to start a truck driving career. Sometimes people want to become truck drivers because they have experience in the industry or have driven before. Other times, the decision to go into the trucking industry is all about trying something new, getting away from the daily grind and having the chance to travel the USA. John Keaton is one of those...Read More » »
When someone decides to pursue a truck driving job, one important decision to weigh is how this career change will impact home life with family and/or children.
Fortunately for Lee and Rhonda, they were able to work it out to where Rhonda could come on board Lee's truck and ride beside him for around 7 months! They had some great times together and saw a lot of awesome places before Rhonda returned home. Today, we're going to talk to Lee and Rhonda about their experience of taking the marriage...Read More » »
Lee Washington is a USA Truck driver coming up on his 9 month mark
with the company. Recently, we had the chance to talk with him
about his his experience with Driver Solutions and USA Truck. Over the next
week. we're going to share our interview with Lee as he discusses
all things trucking. To get started, let's find out why he
decided to pursue a truck driving job in the first
Q: How has everything been going over the last 9
A: Not too bad. I’m old school – I’m 57 years old...
The Labor Day weekend is known to many as the close to summer and the opportunity for one last warm weather hurrah. Many use this long weekend to travel, visit friends and family, cookout, and enjoy a day off work.
Labor Day weekend is a huge travel time, so it's imperative that we all know how to safely share the roads. Did you know that there will be approximately 336 to 485 traffic deaths this Labor Day weekend (National Safety Council)? With so many on the road this weekend, I thought I'd...Read More » »
Today, we bring you the last part of our interview with first seat PAM Transport driver Michael Price. Michael is just beginning his truck driver job with PAM Transport, but he's learned a lot already. He passed the CDL test on his first try, completed truck driving school and has finished company orientation. He's currently a team driver with one of his classmates from school and has plenty of good tips to share...8 to be exact!
Since this is the final part of the interview, you can get up...Read More » »
Last week, we shared part 1 of our interview with PAM Transport driver and recent Driver Solutions grad, Patrick Burcham. Patrick has been chatting with us a bit about his experience at school and what life on the road has been like so far. Last time we talked with Patrick, he told us all about his time at CDL training. In part 2 of our interview today, we're going to focus on what life has been like so far on the road with PAM Transport.
Need to get caught up? Read part 1 of our interview with...Read More » »
Patrick Burcham is a PAM Transport driver and recent grad of the Driver Solutions training program. After recently upgrading to first seat driver with the company, Patrick and his co-driver have begun traveling the states. Patrick took a few minutes to chat with us a bit about his experience in the trucking industry so far. Let's get started with Part 1 of his interview...
Why Truck Driving?
Q: What were you doing before deciding to become a truck driver and why’d you decide to get into the...Read More » »
Today, we have the 3rd part of dour interview with first seat PAM Transport driver Michael Price. In Part 1 and Part 2, Michael discussed why he decided to pursue a career change and what his experience at truck driving school was like. Today, we're going to talk to to him about what his experience has been like so far with PAM Transport and what he's looking forward to the most about his new truck driving career.
Need to get caught up? Here are some quick links:Read More » »
Last time, we introduced PAM Transport driver, Michael Price. Michael told us all about his construction job and how he was PAYING to drive 3 hrs to and from work. He decided to trade that drive in to GET PAID to travel the USA in a new truck driving job.
But all drivers have to start somewhere - and that place is truck driving school. Today, we're going to talk about Michael's experience at CDL training learning how to drive an 18 wheeler.
How I Got The...Read More » »
Michael Price is a Driver Solutions alum and PAM Transport driver who recently upgraded to first seat driver (Woohoo! Congrats Michael!). We first connected with Michael via Facebook and it wasn't long before we knew we had to talk with him. Michael has a great story to share and it's one that thousands of others can relate to - going from a construction job to a more rewarding, dependable truck driving career.
Today, Michael is going to tell us why he decided it was time to "just do it" and...Read More » »