Right but they drop the rate if the refer brakes down. You go back to $1.30 if your on a A contract or $1.20 if your on a B contract. Panther pays $1.25 for a dry van with lift gate on B contract. I am not sure if they pay $1.35 for lift gate on A contract or flat rate of $1.30.
In a word, no, just as no other category of vehicle gets the contracted rate on each and every load. Would you get full rate on each and every load you run? Maybe, depending on whether you turn down every reduced rate load or not. Reduced rate offers are a given and while they are few and infrequent they do appear.
Not sure I have had the refer less then a week. They do have a non refer load going to Larado TX from CLeveland paying full rate at $1.55. Get this my dry van with lift gate and pallet jack got a $900 dollar flat rate run to go from Washington DC to New York city. It's only 163 miles of driving.