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Owner Operators
We partner with the best owner-operators in the business.

Panther Premium Logistics is the fastest growing expedite carrier in the U.S. Our business has always depended on the experience of quality contractors like you who are committed to delivering our customers' freight on time, every time. Panther is a state-of-the-art operation. Our package includes features that not only help you succeed; they help make your road to success easier.

Panther was established in 1992 as Panther II Transportation by Daniel Sokolowski. Under Sokolowski's direction Panther has grown from 5 owner operators being dispatched out of a basement to the leader in the expediting industry that it is today.

As an expedite carrier, we provide the very best in service; our customers depend on it! Therefore, it is our policy to partner with the very best Owner Operators-business partners who are committed to upholding the Panther on-time guarantee and who meet the following requirements.


  • Great Compensation package
  • Panther Premier Rewards Program
  • 55% load on comdata card
  • Company supplied trailers for all tractors
  • Fuel and tire discount program
  • Fuel surcharge
  • No upfront money required
  • Satellite Communications
  • 99% no-touch freight
  • Fuel taxes calculated and filed
  • Free Trip Pack
  • No forced dispatch
  • Open door policy
  • Passenger policy
  • 24-hour dispatch
  • Direct Deposit
  • New Fleet Relocation Program
  • New Fuel Advance process
  • Improved Web Tools

Owner Operators must be:

  • At least 21 years of age for cargo vans and straight trucks (no experience necessary)
  • At least 22 years of age for tractor-trailers with a minimum of 6 months recent, verifiable tractor-trailer driving experience

Owners must have:

  • Valid CDL
  • A verifiable clean driving record and good work history
  • No more than a combination of three moving violations/accidents/incidents in the last three years
  • A cell phone
  • A positive attitude

Owner Operators must be able to:

  • Block, brace and tie down cargo
  • Speak and read English well enough to do his or her job and respond to official questions
  • Determine whether the vehicle is safely loaded

Owner Operators must pass:

  • DOT drug screen and physical exam, given at Panther Premium Logistics orientation


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