Speak up panther

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by rumandcoke123, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. theladypenguin

    theladypenguin Bobtail Member

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    If you really want to work & make $ go with a company go to truck driving school with them. Get your Class A CDL & the benefits are many. You buy no fuel you don't do a lot of sitting & they get you home when you want & they don't bother you while your home. Incidentally I pay for my phone & I don't answer it unless I want to talk to who is on the other end. Owner of the truck or not. I am at home & I pay for my phone. I am also a human being with feelings too. I do not recommend this expediting thing at all. I am a Class A Driver & I do recommend that. Try Werner, Swift or CR England. Swift has their own school too. Think the other ones might too.
     
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  3. truckdriver402

    truckdriver402 Light Load Member

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    Expediting WAS fun. I hear with the economy, it's now in the toilet. All-State was already IN the toilet:laughing8:
     
  4. rlmichael09

    rlmichael09 Bobtail Member

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    Absolutely I agree. Panther is awesome, it is the truck owners who have the issues and who do not pay, or find loop holes at tax time. You find a good owner and things will go smoothly with panther. I have had good and bad with the owners. Panther does its part. This is the trucking industry and expediting is a world all its own. The economy is very largely to blame in aquiring loads, and yes I would put a fleet owners truck ahead of a single owner any day. it is good business. Kudos to Panther and all the Expediters!! Its tough out there.
     
  5. jeromygoodnight

    jeromygoodnight Bobtail Member

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    I am looking at buying a Prostar and putting it on with Panther, the problem is finding a driver ... can I trust their recruiting?
     
  6. rvdean07

    rvdean07 Bobtail Member

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    maling it very well with panther am an owner op started out driving for someone else and now own 2 of my own trucks getting ready to purchase the 3rd one
     
  7. ggssdd

    ggssdd Bobtail Member

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    Ok, My $.03 on Panther
    For almost 3 years, the wife and I have been driving for a truck owner with Panther.
    First 2 things, to make money,
    1, same household team; the best money runs require a team, two households splitting the pay is 1/2 the pay!
    1, a good relationship with your truck owner, get references from other drivers driving for the truck OWNERS you talk to about driving for. (Panther does not own any trucks, only trailers for semis)
    Even if you own a truck it would be good to spend some time under a fleet owner to learn the ins and outs of the biz.
    Next, hazmat and D.O.D will get you more runs, thus more $.

    I hear this lot "I see a lot of those Panther trucks sitting in truck stops"
    YES true if you are a day time solo driver. I'd guess about 75-85% of our runs are 4-6 PM pickups delivering ASAP (pick up time + distance X 47mph = delivery time) or as soon as the con opens in the am.. This is not the place for daytime only drivers.
    Be careful of someone who says "I drove for Panther" They drove for a fleet owner or were an O/O leased to Panther. Again Panther does not hire drivers.

    We have had and are having a great experience with Panther and if you fit into the above description you should also.
     
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