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Updated February 3, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay, benefits, growth, pays entry level drivers same as pros (in 13 reviews)

  • Prime has been good to taught me a lot good equipment (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • They just run there Driver a little to much not enough home time if you have a family (in 16 reviews)

  • Away from home 2 or more months at a time (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good Starter Company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Prime full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Miles are there to keep you running as much as you are willing to run.

    Cons

    OTR life can be quite an adjustment.

    Advice to Management

    No issues with higher ups for me, keep doing what you're doing.


  2. "Good starter company for new drivers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Prime full-time

    Pros

    - Automatic trucks are in good condition
    - Dispatch is 24/7 support
    - Trailers are in excellent condition most of the time
    - You can get Direct TV on your truck if want to pay for it
    - Truck repairs are generally fixed within a day or so

    Cons

    - DOT physicals can ONLY be done by the company's own personal medical provider
    - Potential chance of being flagged for sleep apnea by their own DOT physical, which can lead you to be given the choice of either taking an overnight test to see if you have SA or not (which costs about $500 and would be deducted from your pay in weekly portions, to be paid in full) or you don't work for the company, period.

    Advice to Management

    Not a bad company to start out with if you're new to the business. If you fulfill your 1 year contract for their PSD training, you don't have to pay anything for it afterwards, and you're free to go to another company if you so wish.


  3. "Prime Trucking School"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Prime full-time

    Pros

    enjoyed the time i worked there for the most part

    Cons

    the pay isnt the best if your starting out

    Advice to Management

    compensate your drivers a little bit more


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  5. "Growing company but focus is not on the employee..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tractor Mechanic in Pittston, PA
    Current Employee - Tractor Mechanic in Pittston, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Prime full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Profitable and expanding company with some opportunity for advanement.

    Cons

    VERY Poor work/life balance. Complicated and difficult to understand compensation plan.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time on employee development and growth rather than on finding ways to cut cost.


  6. "Not to bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good money, excellent training, good company

    Cons

    In-house management lacking, needs more communication


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible place to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    They have good marketing and have sime good decent people working for them.

    Cons

    Crocked company, do not sing any contract or documents during the orientation process, it should be illegal what they do. Read the contract, they made us sign it without letting us read the contract first. If you have a terrible instructor and you quit after the seventh day, they make you pay $4,475 for total program value, + $100 for registration fee. They will even report you to collection if you don't pay. I had 1 terrible instructors that were yelling at me and couldn't continue and they say I have to pay all that money now.

    Advice to Management

    Koo


  8. "OTR Driver"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CDL OTR Truck Driver in Clermont, FL
    Current Employee - CDL OTR Truck Driver in Clermont, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prime full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, growth, pays entry level drivers same as pros

    Cons

    Pay depends on available loads.

    Advice to Management

    NONE


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Trucker"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewiston, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewiston, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Prime full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for, pays well working dedicated if you work hard and are a strong team player. DEDICATED Dispatchers in Lewiston ME ARE EXCELLENT! JP, Nick, Troy, and Travis!

    Cons

    For OTR depends on your dispatchers as to how good your job will be. 62 mph speed limit is extremely dangerous and depending on your dispatcher it can be 58 YIKES! Big Rigs should
     be able to do the speed limit.

    Advice to Management

    Fix speed limit issues drivers all complain.


  10. "Great company. Great pay. Great staff. Great owner. My fleet manager was awesome"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Prime full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay. Sight see. Great equipment. Friendly faces. The dispatchers planners and fleet managers are own your side and want to see you succeed.

    Cons

    I drove for a year or more with them and didn't see much of any home time. Nonetheless I made up for it with pay so I was happy until I had a son.

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. "Great company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lease Operator in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Lease Operator in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Prime full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Consistent work and miles and company is on the rise , state of the art equipment.

    Cons

    Lease program allows you to make money, high payments but shorter lease,

    Advice to Management

    Go strip owner operator, stop other companies from coming here and taking freight from the drivers all ready here. Too many sub companies..



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