On very rare occasions, a driver may be asked to assist in loading or unloading freight. Panther pays for hand load/unload only when it has been pre-approved and documented on the QC. The rate for this service is typically $25 per occurrence. When this occurs, the hand load/unload is paid directly to the truck and split between the two drivers. It is essential that the driver properly documents hand load/unload on the pro bill under charges. Please indicate if it is load or unload.
If you encounter a load that did not originally have a hand load/unload, but the customer needs this service, do not perform this service until you have received approval from your Driver Liaison.
This is an example of how to bill for hand load: