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Panther Dry Van

Panther® Owner-Operator 

See the country and build your own small business 

Join the top expedite carrier in North America and start hauling premium freight, for premium pay — whenever and wherever it’s good for you. Whether you already own your own tractor trailer, straight truck or cargo van or you’re looking to own, Panther has exciting options for you to thrive as an Owner-Operator and run your own profitable business. We partner with the best in the industry to deliver time-critical shipments with precision. And our ArcBest® load board is always full of opportunities to keep your truck moving.  



You’re the boss — set your own schedule and pick the loads that make the most sense for your business. And if your long-term goal is to own your own fleet, Panther can help you get there!  


Working under Panther’s operating authority gives you access to a large customer base and a stable network of premium freight, so you can stay as busy as you want. It’s 99% no-touch freight and you’ll get weekly settlements.    


Learn first-hand how to handle all aspects of your business. You'll get extensive training, have access to our driver support team 24/7/365, and get heavy discounts on fuel and maintenance services. 

Qualifications to become an independent contractor for Panther:  

  • At least 21 years of age  

  • CDL-A + min 6 months experience* 

  • No DUI or drug convictions for 5 years 

  • No felonies in the last 10 years

*No experience necessary for straight trucks or cargo vans