Is this deal worth it?
by Robert M.
I want to get my CDL A and was approached by PAM. I would have to drive from FL to Indianapolis to get trained and pay for my travel and food. I figure about 1600.00 worth of expenses if my car will make it.
They would also deduct 45.00/wk from my check to pay for 2000.00 of the training and its a 12 month contract. They are paying .175 cents per mile for each member of the team and expecting 4500 miles per week. My problem is that I really don't want to get stuck with another driver whom I can't trust.
What if they break the rules or have a drug habit or worse. Is this type of team driving even a good option? I know I can handle myself but I don't want to play babysitter or live in fear for my life.
I have no money and am desperate for a job. My wife is okay with the idea and we have discussed it in detail.
The local school is 6500.00 and they claim to have 19 companies wanting drivers right now, but if for some reason I don't get a job I can't pay them back.