Prime Inc. Company Review

Prime Inc. Company Overview

Prime Inc. company logo

Robert 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.

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.

Prime Inc. Corporate Headquarters

Map of Prime corporate headquarters
2740 North Mayfair
Springfield, MO 65803
Phone: 1-877-774-6356
Website: Prime Inc.

Getting Hired At Prime Inc.

Prime Inc. Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years old with a valid license from your state of permanent residence including a tanker endorsement
  • Be able to obtain United States Passport, TWIC Card, and Hazmat Endorsement
  • Have a verifiable work history and references
  • Have an acceptable motor vehicle record
  • Must be able to pass a physical compliant to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Standards
  • If any failed or refused drug or alcohol related test, must provide proof of completed Substance Abuse Counseling to consider

Documents

Must present one or more of the following: US Passport, State Certified Copy of Birth Certificate, or INS paperwork that shows US Citizenship or that permanent residence has been established and is current

Criminal History

An affirmative answer to the questions regarding criminal record will not automatically result in the denial of employment. An applicant's criminal record will be evaluated based on the job for which the applicant has applied.

  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    An affirmative answer to the questions regarding criminal record will not automatically result in the denial of employment. An applicant's criminal record will be evaluated based on the job for which the applicant has applied.

  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    No failed or refused drug or alcohol test in the last three years (this includes DWI's, DUI's and BAC's). Multiple safety-related offenses will be considered according to an individualized assessment methodology.
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Prime Hiring Area

Prime hires from all 48 contiguous states

Minimum Hiring Age For Prime Inc.

Prime Minimum Hiring Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • Dillon 23  
    .
  • R + L 23  
    .
  • Roehl 21  
    .
  • Averitt 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .
  • Prime 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For Prime Inc.

Prime Minimum Experience:
0 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • ABF  12  
    .
  • FirstFleet  12  
    .
  •  CT
    No Experience Required
  •  May
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required
  •  Prime
    No Experience Required

Prime Inc. Driver Pay

Starting pay :

Refrigerated: 46 cpm in a lightweight truck, 41 cpm in a condo truck.

Tanker: 48 cpm

Flatbed: 43 cpm

Prime Average Weekly Pay

Prime Average Weekly Pay:
$1,000 weekly

Average Weekly Pay Comparison

  • Waggoners  $1,307  
    .
  • TMC  $1,250  
    .
  • Millis  $1,115  
    .
  • Wil-Trans  $1,000  
    .
  • Prime  $1,000  
    .
  • Melton  $961  
    .
  • Covenant  $780  
    .

Prime Starting Pay For Solo Drivers

Prime Starting Pay For Solo Drivers:
41 cpm

Solo Starting Pay Comparison

  • Marten  49 cpm  
    .
  • Prime  41 cpm  
    .
  • Lone Star  40 cpm  
    .
  • Jim Palmer  40 cpm  
    .
  • Boyd Bros.  40 cpm  
    .
  • Schaffer  37 cpm  
    .
  • SRT  29 cpm  
    .

Prime Inc. Driver Benefits

  • Major Medical, Pharmacy Card, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, and additional voluntary benefits
  • Basic Life Insurance: $15,000 Natural Death / $30,000 Accidental Death Benefit
  • 401-K Success Sharing Plan is available to company drivers beginning the first full quarter after being employed with Prime for 6 months. Associates can place up to 75% of their pay into the plan pre-tax. Prime's 401-K profit sharing matching amount is 100% of the first 3% deferred; 50% on the next 2%.
  • Paid Vacation Requirements after 1 year. 125,000-250,000 miles: 1 week, 375,000-500,000: 2 weeks, 625,000-1,125,000: 3 weeks, 1,250,000+: 4 weeks.
  • Home Policy: Gives a driver 24 hours off for every 7 days worked.

Prime Inc. Driver Benefits Page

Prime Inc. Operations

Driving Opportunities At Prime Inc.

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • Teams
  • OwnOp - Lease

Freight Types:

  • Flatbed
  • Refrigerated
  • Food Tanker
  • Intermodal

Route Types:

  • Regional
  • OTR
  • Dedicated
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Prime Operating Area

Prime operates all 48 contiguous states

Prime Company Terminal Locations

Prime Inc. terminal locations
  • Altus, Oklahoma
  • Auburndale, Florida
  • Decatur, Indiana
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Miami, Florida
  • Oxnard, California
  • Pierson, Florida
  • Pittston, Pennsylvania
  • Reed City, Michigan
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Savannah, Georgia
  • Springfield, Missouri
  • Wilsonville, Oregon

Prime Yearly Revenues

Prime: $1,301,078,000

Yearly Revenue Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  $6.16B
    .
  • ODFL  $2.79B
    .
  • Prime  $1.3B
    .
  • A&R  $228M
    .
  • JBS  $155.29M
    .
  • Decker  $151.25M
    .
  • G & P  $80M
    .

Prime Yearly Miles

Prime: 678,132,423

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • Prime  678.13M
    .
  • Marten  298.57M
    .
  • Roehl  192M
    .
  • Super Service  116.09M
    .
  • Salmon  62.49M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

Prime Driver Unload Percentage

Prime: 5%

Driver Unload Comparison

  • Trimac  95%
    .
  • Watkins Shepard  30%
    .
  • Koch  20%
    .
  • Lone Star  10%
    .
  • Prime  5%
    .
  • TMC  0%
    .
  • SRT  0%
    .

Prime Drop And Hook Percentage

Prime: 50%

Drop And Hook Comparison

  • Covenant  95%
    .
  • Koch  80%
    .
  • Maverick  75%
    .
  • TMC  50%
    .
  • Prime  50%
    .
  • Jim Palmer  20%
    .
  • Central  0%
    .

Prime Company Policies

  • Prime Home Time Options

    Prime has the following home time options available:

    • Weekly
    • Monthly

    Prime has dedicated, regional, and OTR opportunities available, and home time will vary. Most drivers for Prime are out 3 to 4 weeks at a time. Company drivers earn one day of home time for every week they are out on the road.

  • Prime Rider Policy

    Passenger Policy: allows a maximum of 1 passenger, 12 years and older.

  • Prime Tuition Reimbursement

    Recent graduates from other schools may qualify for tuition reimbursement up to $1500.

  • Prime Pet Policy

    Pet Policy: Prime Inc. is pleased to allow driving associates to have a single pet on their truck. The pet policy provides a weight limit of 30 pounds and requires a refundable pet deposit. The deposit can be paid in full up front or financed over a 6 week period.

Prime Canadian Policies

Prime runs in 48 states and Canada, and requires drivers to be able to obtain a U.S. Passport.

Prime Programs For Military Personnel

Prime offers a shortened contract (9 months instead of 12 months) for their CDL Training Program for United States Military Veterans.

Prime Company Equipment

Prime Number Of Trucks

Prime Number Of Trucks:
6,000 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • ODFL  6,400
    .
  • Prime  6,000
    .
  • PGT  972
    .
  • Millis  820
    .
  • CTL  337
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

Prime Number Of Trailers

Prime Number Of Trailers:
10,000 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • Prime  10,000
    .
  • Roehl  5,000
    .
  • PAM  4,919
    .
  • Ozark  2,174
    .
  • Hirschbach  1,200
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

Prime Governed Speed

Prime Speed:
62 MPH

62
  • MTS  68 mph
    .
  • XPO  65 mph
    .
  • Melton  65 mph
    .
  • PAM  64 mph
    .
  • Prime  62 mph
    .
  • Wil-Trans  62 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .

Prime Tractor Brands

  • Prime

  • SRT

  • MTS

  • Roehl

  • XPO

  • Covenant

  • Super Service

  • Schneider

  • Hirschbach

  • A&R

  • May

  • Hunt

Prime Transmission Types

Prime has standard transmissions

10-speed manual transmissions
  • Standards
    • MTS
    • K & B
    • Schaffer
    • SRT
    • Crete
    • Hunt
  • Automatics
    • Averitt
    • Dillon
    • AAA Cooper
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Koch
    • Maverick
  • Mix Of Both
    • Wil-Trans
    • TMC
    • Millis
    • XPO
    • Melton
    • Trimac

Prime APU Policy

Prime has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Lone Star
    • Trimac
    • Navajo
    • Ozark
    • Carter
    • Maverick
  • Without APU's
    • PAM
    • Saia
    • Covenant
    • MCT
    • Central
    • May
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • K & B

Prime Company Training

Prime Company-Sponsored Training

Prime offers a full company-sponsored training program where you can get your CDL for little or no money up front. Click the button below to learn more about it:

Learn More About Prime's Company-Sponsored Training

  • Length Of Training At Prime

    The training at Prime will last approximately 14 weeks.

    Company training/orientation for total of 40,000 miles

  • Prime Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $700 per week during your training.

    Once you obtain your CDL in the Prime training program, you will earn $700 per week guaranteed as long as you are available to drive during training.

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a team during training with Prime

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At Prime you will run solo after training.

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