PAM Transport

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P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc.
Type Public
Traded as NASDAQPTSI
Industry Transportation
Founded Tontitown, U.S. (1980)
Headquarters Tontitown, Arkansas, U.S.
Area served North America
Services general commodities transport
Website pamtransport.com (corporate site)

P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. is an irregular route over-the-road trucking company that is based in Tontitown, Arkansas. Founded in April 1980, P.A.M’s current service area covers the lower continental 48 states as well as the southern parts of Ontario, Canada. In the early 1990s, P.A.M. began providing transportation services to Mexico under agreements with several Mexican trucking carriers.[1]

P.A.M. Transport serves clients primarily in the automotive, manufacturing, and retail industries and its primary freight consists of general commodities, automotive parts, and heating and air conditioning units. P.A.M.’s customer list includes several Fortune 500 companies. [2] According to the Hoovers financial data on this company, P.A.M.’s company name stands for Pretty Awesome Mileage [3], yet according to the company's own FAQ on their website, P.A.M. is short for the company founder's initials, Paul Allen Maestri. [4]

Company Awards[edit]

P.A.M. Transport was one of the first companies to connect the trucking and business communities. In 2002 and 2003, P.A.M. Transport was named to Forbes Magazine’s 200 Best Small Companies in America, coming in at number 90 in 2002 and number 186 in 2003. [5]. It has also been covered as the July 2007 “Featured Company” on AmericanTruckDrivingSchools.com [6]

P.A.M.’s Trucking Fleet[edit]

A P.A.M. Transport truck delivering a load

P.A.M. Transport operates a fleet of over 1,700 trucks and 4,000+ trailers. Most of P.A.M.’s trucks are Freightliner and International tractors that have an average age of 18 months [7]. P.A.M. tractors also include various standard industry equipment, including air-ride cabs, Qualcomm satellite equipment, routing and directional software, and in-cab email service, and recently installed electronic logs on all units.

P.A.M. Transport hauls dry-van trailers, and its fleet consists of 53-foot (16 m) trailers. P.A.M. trucks are governed between 62 to 65 miles per hour (105 km/h) to conserve fuel as well as promote safer driving practices.

P.A.M. Transport also initiated a logistics department to better service their customer needs.

Company-Sponsored Training[edit]

P.A.M. Transport adopted a way to develop properly trained, safety conscious truck drivers through a sponsorship training program. Since 1992, P.A.M. Transport has offered a company-sponsored CDL training program for entry-level drivers through a partnership with the Driver Solutions Network. Through this program, P.A.M. Transport sponsors its students' upfront training costs to attend a partner truck driving school and provides an entry level driving position to drivers once they successfully complete the CDL training. To date, P.A.M. has introduced over 14,000 new drivers to the trucking industry.

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