You Get an Empty Move

Empty Moves

An empty move is an investment Tempus Transport makes in a driver/team to increase load opportunity based on location.

There are 2 types of Empty Moves:

Panther EM: A Panther empty move means that Panther has agreed to reimburse Tempus Transport a nominal rate per mile to move a truck to another location where they need capacity.

Tempus EM: A Tempus empty move is when Tempus Transport has decided that a truck needs to move to an alternative location in order to increase the likelihood of getting a better load.

Drivers will be paid their rate on BOTH types of empty moves, provided they do the following:

Panther EM:

  • Get approval from Tempus Transport*
  • Accept EM on QC
  • Move on the EM within 30 minutes of Tempus Transport approval
  • Enter EM # on next pro bill*

Tempus EM:

  • Get approval from Tempus Transport*
  • Move on the EM within 30 minutes of Tempus Transport approval
  • Write “Tempus EM” on next pro bill

Empty Moves are “cut off” at the point you are offered your next load. Empty moves pay with the pro on which they are submitted. On a Panther EM, drivers will be paid based on the miles Panther pays.

*Unauthorized miles will not be paid. Empty moves that are not properly documented will not be paid to drivers.

This is an example of how to bill for a Panther empty move:

This is an example of how to bill for a Tempus empty move: