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Up Front Costs:

Swift Transportation$250
Prime Inc$200
CR England$15,000

Notes & Ratings




Prime Company-Sponsored CDL Training Program

Get Your Free CDL Training At Prime CDL School

  • Prime Company Policies

    Do you allow pets?

    Yes, drivers can have one dog or cat on their truck under 40lbs. A $1,000 deposit is required and may be payroll deducted over a 6 week period.

    What is the company's rider policy?

    Drivers may have 1 rider at least 12 years of age or older.

    TruckingTruth's View On Prime Company Policies

    Prime, Inc inc is one of the few carriers that still has a pet policy. While the $1,000 deposit is a bit on the pricey side, they are one of the few carriers you can consider if having a pet is necessary for you.

  • Prime Company Driver Opportunities

    Do you have a leasing program, and will I be persuaded or incentivized to lease?

    Yes, a leasing program is available but drivers are not persuaded to lease.

    What divisions do you have? (local, dedicated, regional, tanker, flatbed, reefer)

    The main division at Prime is OTR refrigerated. However, prime does offer a limited number of regional and dedicated freight as well as a flatbed and food grade tanker division. Students may join either the refrigerated or flatbed division while tanker is restricted to drivers with at least 1 year of experience.

    Learn more about Prime Reefer Division
    Learn more about Prime Flatbed Division

  • Prime Equipment

    Prime refrigerated division
    What kind of trucks do you have?

    Prime has a mix of Freightliner, Peterbilt, International, and Kenworth trucks, with Freightliner Century and Cascadias being the most common for company drivers. The average age of the fleet is 18-months.

    Do you run electronic logs?

    Yes, all drivers use electronic logging system.

    What are your trucks governed at?

    Company drivers are restricted to 62mph while lease trucks are restricted to 65mph.

  • Prime Equipment

    Prime Inc flatbed division
    Do you have APU units?

    Yes, 100% of the OTR fleet at Prime is equipped with APU units and power inverters.

    TruckingTruth's View On Prime Equipment

    As with most companies of its size, equipment appears to be well taken care of and regularly replaced. Prime is one of the few carriers to equip 100% of their OTR fleet with Axillary Power Units and power inverters.

  • Prime Company Driver Info

    Prime refrigerated division

    Upon completion of company training, drivers must make 2 equipment purchases. The items are payroll deducted at a rate of $20 / week until the full costs have been repaid. Once the items are paid for, they become the property of the driver. The items to be purchased are:

    2 load locks: $100
    Padlock kit: $80

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