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Prime Overview

Springfield, MO
1001 to 5000 employees
1970
Company - Private
Trucking
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Prime Inc is North America's most successful refrigerated, tanker, flatbed, and intermodal company. Prime operates in the lower 48 states of America and Canada with cross-border operation into Mexico. Prime offers training for all experience levels.

Mission: Our Mission: To prosper while providing excellent service to our customers.

Our Policy: Do your best, do what's right, and treat others the way you want to be treated.

Company Updates

  • We would like to welcome 2 new additions to the Prime Family: Finley James and Isla Rose, born on April 9th. Congratulations to Prime Driver Daniel Skidmore (Bad Wolf Logistics, LLC) and his wife Kerry on their adorable set of twins.

  • COVID-19

    Check out this interview with our CEO and founder Robert Low on Truckers News! Robert shares his thoughts on how Prime is dealing with the unprecedented challenges and changes wrought by the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

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Prime – Why Work With Us?


Our Mission is to Prosper While Providing Excellent Service to our Customers.

Our Policy is to do your best, do what's right, and treat others the way you want to be treated.

Customers. Finding, serving and keeping customers guarantees our existence.

Service. We will provide quality service that meets or exceeds our customers' requirements.

Value. We will price our service at rates that are a true value to our customers. We will purchase products and services that possess the best value by producing the most benefit for the least total cost over time, and not necessarily at the lowest price.

Profit. To remain free and provide security for our company and associates, we must earn a profit.

Associates. We believe our independent contractors and employees are truly team members, and we call them associates. We will respect all associates as members of our PRIME family. To ensure quality people, capable of near perfect performance, we will select associates very carefully.

Excellence. Our goal is to be the best. We will strive for total quality and continuous improvement.

Share. We will share with our associates fairly based on their contribution to our prosperity.

Growth. We will seek growth and challenge for our company and associates, while maintaining security and stability.

Safety. We will operate safely. We will not exchange the safety of an associate or the public for economic gain.

Environment. We will use our abilities and resources to protect the environment. We are responsible citizens of the beautiful planet Earth.

Technology. We will use cost effective technology to improve our productivity to the mutual benefit of our company, associates and customers.

Productivity. Productivity improvement is the only true way to increase earnings for our company and associates.

Fun. We will provide a work environment that is enjoyable. We will select associates, vendors and customers that we can get along with and enjoy. We believe that life is too short not to have fun.

Company History

Robert LowRobert E. Low started Prime in Urbana, Missouri, in 1970 with one dump truck. Robert's vision of providing the ultimate in customer satisfaction enabled Prime to expand rapidly to become a $50 million operation by 1980, when the company relocated corporate headquarters to Springfield, Missouri. The early 80's ushered in an era of deregulation, a national economic slow-down, and an unprecedented purge in the trucking industry.

Prime, though they downsized operations considerably, remained resolute and diligent in their efforts. As a result, the company focused primarily on those areas of expertise which had proven to be most profitable. Emphasis was placed initially on refrigerated business and later expanded to include flatbed and brokerage services. Cost controls, customer service enhancements, and an aggressive effort to recruit the most qualified personnel in the industry enabled Prime to continue to prosper while providing superior and reliable transportation services.

Since 1986, Prime has experienced a steady growth in revenue every year. Prime's personnel, equipment, and technology remains on the cutting edge of the transportation industry, and the company's growth remains steady and well-managed. Prime continues to position itself to serve customers well into the new millennium.




Looking for a CDL School or Apprenticeship? We've got a better option than that! Attend Prime's Student Driver Program. We can help you earn your Class A CDL and learn everything you need to know to become a professional truck driver. New classes start every week in Springfield, MO and Salt Lake City, UT. 

PRIME STUDENT DRIVER (PSD) PROGRAM

Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for one-on-one behind-the-wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your Class A CDL. Then, you will be hired on as a company employee with guaranteed pay!


What does Prime pay?

Prime offers profitable opportunities for both company drivers and independent contractors across the country in our refrigerated, flatbed, tanker, and intermodal divisions. 

Solo Company Driver Starting Pay Rates

  • .44 cpm refrigerated in a full-size truck
  • .49 cpm refrigerated in a lightweight truck
  • .46 cpm flatbed
  • .51 cpm tanker

Company Driver Incentives

  • Fuel Mileage Bonus - Earn up additional cents per mile for exceeding 7.75 mpg
  • Tuition Reimbursement - Up to $1500 for CDL School graduates, if qualified
  • Driver Referral Program - Earn money for referring new drivers to Prime
  • Ability to become a CDL Instructor or Trainer & earn more money

Independent Contractors

  • Earn 72% of the linehaul in the refrigerated division
  • Earn 72% of the linehaul in the flatbed division
  • Earn 71% of the linehaul in the tanker division

 

Prime Reviews

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    "Very good training company!"

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    Pros

    Prime Inc is a great company that cares a lot about its drivers and their success.

    Cons

    OTR is a tough lifestyle to live

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Prime Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Prime.

    Interview

    After I submitted my online application, I received a phone screening. I scheduled an in person interview with HR and at that point was being interviewed by HR and skype from managers. After interview I was offered the job and was required do background check, drug test, and sign offer letter.

    Interview Questions

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Prime Awards & Accolades

  • 2019 Best Fleets to Drive For-Best Overall Fleet for Large Carrier, CarriersEdge and TCA, 2019

Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

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