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 hires drivers from all 48 continental United States, but occasionally has a hiring freeze in Florida.
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.
If you are starting the program in Salt Lake City, UT, you will need to have your permit from your home state, already. If you start in Springfield, MO, you will get your permit after you get there.
All Prime Drivers must be qualified to get a U.S. Passport, and they will apply for a Passport after passing the CDL Exam, if they do not already have one.
A HazMat endorsement is required for all company drivers. Prime also runs a tanker division.
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