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Panther Refers

ericmoss37

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I was told by one of my drivers that Panther reduced rates for refer units if the load is not a refer load. The new rate is $1.25 for non refridgerated loads. Most likely because customers can demand lower prices in this market. At least we have seen our loads go up in the last few days. I think a move had to be made to increase Panther loads. I told the team is it any good to sit in a truck stop with a $1.55 rate if you don't move?
 

hondaking38

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about half the loads coming out for cargo vans are reduced loads....70 cents a mile instead of .77 10% difference there....some are hauling it and some are passing it... its called a discounted load by panther...i was just wondering if they discounted there profit on the load..they sure havent discounted the price of insurance or the qc..
 

bernieh48

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We haven't heard anything about Panther lowering the non reefer rated loads? Theyh are still under a lease agreement for a base rate of $1.65 for reefer trucks. They can offer you discounted rate loads but they don't count against you if you refuse them.
 

ericmoss37

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The disbatcher was wrong to tell them that the rate changed. The rates are still the same, but most of the freight is reduced right now.
 

davekc

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I don't believe anything has changed other than they can send you a load below your contracted rate. You can accept or decline without any penalty. It has been that way for quite some time.
 
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