Hope this forum is used by Panther o/os and drivers.
Alborada, I have talked to quite a few tt o/o in the last few months and all have reported being fairly busy. We run a straight truck and have had 3 good months in 08. How long have you been at Panther and what other expedite companies have you been signed on with? It does take awhile to get use to the phone system and new boards. We came to Panther from conway now and left after 3 months because of the same things that seem to be bothering you,we returned to Panther because they have the most loads and always pay when they say they will an honest company. We also saw a 3-4 tt o/o leave during orientation the reason was they would not agree to run leagle. It has been said on the forums many times not everyone fits with every company. Do you do all that you can to get freight, haz mat,canada,govt qualified etc.? Always best to to be available for as many different runs as possible, expedite is not the same as truck load driving and takes awhile to adjust to the differences. Good luck with Panther I'm sure it will work out for you as you get to know the way the company works,it is a good company to be leased on with.Leo, I agree thay may have keept the old O/O busy but the new on no this for sure ...........I know that the economy is shaking now but so much that TT can not do notning?I things thay have a lot to learne from the big company like Fed EX and Landatsr.....So many things it is not organiz in the Panther but many not only 2-3 things . I hope thay keept the old once O/O busy because the other way thay will end with no many trucks. I know in the day when my husband was in orientation on the second day 5 people living and said this is not right and good place for us and thay left.......
I get 3 to 4 short load offers a month. They puzzled me for a while. So, here's how I handle them now. I figured out how much I need to make a day to be profitable. When they offer me a short load, I tell them I will be happy to do the load for what I consider to be how much I need to be profitable. They obviously need to cover the load. I obviously need to make a profit. More times than not they will give me a flat rate for the load which is considerably higher than the rate plus fuel surcharge plus deadhead. Give it a try. You might be happily surprised. Good luck.howz it going out there..... gang??
ok im over here in waterloo iowa...... ha
and got a load offer to
drive 134 miles ... at $1 10
and take it 135 miles ... further west to Demoines area.....
i was like...... ahhHH i dont think so.....
what r thoughts on loads like this????
and im a solo driver.