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Prime Company-Sponsored CDL Training Program

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Getting Started With Prime CDL Training

Based out of Springfield, MO., Prime, Inc began in 1970 with a single dump truck and grew into one of the largest trucking companies in North America with over 4,000 trucks and 6,000 trailers.

By far, the largest division at Prime is the temperature controlled fleet. But Prime has a flatbed division and a food grade tanker division as well. The company operates in all 48 continental states as well as Canada. In addition, Prime operates their own CDL training program to help keep up with company growth and recruitment.

Prime Company Terminal Locations

Prime Inc terminal and drop lot locations
Prime terminal and drop lot locations:
  • Springfield, MO (Headquarters)
  • Salt Lake City, UT (Full service terminal)
  • Denver, CO (Drop yard with driver ammentities)
  • Pittston, PA (Full service terminal)
  • Altus, OK (Repair shop and driver services)

Prime CDL School Minimum Hiring Requirements

  • At least 21 years old.
  • Proof of U.S. residency or Green Card.
  • A stable work history and good references.
  • Previous employers and references will be checked and must be verifiable.
  • No reckless convictions in the last three years.
  • No failed or refused drug or alcohol test in the last four years (this includes DWI's, DUI's and BAC's).
  • No license suspension for points in the last three years.
  • No more than two moving violations during the last year.
  • No more than four moving violations in the last three years.
  • A valid Drivers License. Your Drivers License must be from the state that you declare to be your point of permanent domicile. To join the student program you must have valid driver's license and meet the Homeland Security / Transportation Administration requirements.

Prime Company Driver Requirements (For Experienced Drivers)

  • At least 21 years old
  • Previous employers and references will be checked and must be verifiable.
  • A stable work history and good references (for experienced drivers no more than 3 employers in last year).
  • No Abandoned Trucks at previous employers.
  • Successfully complete the starting classes for Contractors or Orientation for employees.
  • A valid CDL. Your CDL must be from the state that you declare to be your point of permanent domicile. To join the student program must have valid driver's license and meet the Homeland Security / Transportation Administration requirements.
  • Must provide no less than 10 years of driving work history, non-driving work history for the past five years (you will need this at orientation to complete paperwork).

Prime Hiring Zones And CDL School Locations

Prime school locations and hiring zones
Where do you hire from and what are your no-hire zones?

Prime hires drivers from all 48 continental United States, but occasionally has a hiring freeze in Florida.

Where are your schools located?
  • Springfield, MO (main training center)
  • Pittston, PA
  • Salt Lake City, UT

What Advantages Does Working For Prime Have?

  • Top industry pay
  • Incentives, rewards, and bonuses offered
  • Free tuition with a 1yr contract
  • Guaranteed job upon CDL school completion
  • Passenger and pet policy
  • Transportation, lodging, and meals provided
  • 1 CDL instructor per 1 student
  • No payroll deduction for CDL school tuition
  • Stable recession proof freight
  • New and well maintained equipment
  • APU's and power inverters installed on all trucks
  • Major medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as 401-k Success Sharing Plan

TruckingTruth's View On Prime's Program So Far

Prime flatbed company sponsored training

The hiring requirements at Prime, Inc seem to be on par with the industry average. As usual, a solid employment history is very important as well as having no recent felonies. Any older felony convictions will be taken on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants will also need to have a good driving record and pass a DOT mandated physical exam, so it's best to have any issues, especially high blood pressure, taken care of before heading to Prime's orientation.

Preparing For Prime's CDL Training

Do I need to get my CDL permit before attending school?

No, drivers will obtain their CDL permit during the first week of the program, but those who have already acquired a CDL at home will have a head start.

Do I need a US Passport?

Yes. If a driver does not have a valid US Passport, Prime will assist in obtaining one including advancing funds in order to cover any costs to obtain one. Prime will then payroll deduct the costs at \$10 / week until all advances have been repaid (interest free).

Which CDL endorsements are required or encouraged?

A HazMat endorsement is required for all company drivers. Prime also runs a tanker division.

Items To Bring To Prime's CDL Training

  • Social Security Card. Must be an original, signed and non-laminated.
  • Cancelled or voided check (if interested in direct deposit)
  • Original birth Certificate
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Work gloves
  • 7 days worth of clothing
  • Bedding
  • Alarm clock and flashlight
  • Any required eye wear
  • Towels / wash clothes
  • Closed toe shoes or work boots
  • Personal Hygiene products
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