Prime Inc. was founded in 1970 by Robert Low with one dump truck and has grown into the most successful trucking company in North America with its headquarters in Springfield, MO. We haul refrigerated, flatbed, tanker, and intermodal freight across the country and into Canada. We have over 8500 professional truck drivers across the United States. Our policy is as follows: do your best, do what’s right, and treat others the way you want to be treated. If you’re looking for a place where hard work is rewarded, consider joining us at Prime Inc.
Our Most Valuable Assets
Positive, enterprising and highly-motivated individuals who possess the talent, creativity and drive to excel, routinely succeed once they join the PRIME Team. The stated goal of PRIME is simply to strive to be the best, not necessarily the biggest. The PRIME Team cooperates to exceed customer requirements by providing exceptional customer service.
PRIME associates are rewarded systematically and consistently for their exceptional attitudes, their uncompromising work ethic, and their ability to continue to ensure the safest, most reliable pick up and delivery of products throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Prime has been built on the simple, yet significant philosophy that providing the best staff with the best equipment, the best support system and the best training ultimately leads to the best customer service. PRIME's continued success is a direct result of a corporate culture that instills and inspires each associate to remain committed to reaching the pinnacle of their inherent potential.
Prime Truck Driver Career Path
PRIME STUDENT DRIVER (PSD) PROGRAM
Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for one-on-one behind-the-wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your Class A CDL. Then, you will be hired on as a company employee with guaranteed pay!
Apprenticeship CDL Instruction
With Prime Inc.'s paid truck driving school, you can start on the road to success with no prior driving experience! And furthermore, you're learning from the best in the business, Prime Certified CDL Instructors!
Best of all, the only cost to you is $155 if you stay for a full year! Here's how it works:
Begin your Apprenticeship
You can begin your apprenticeship without a CDL. Prime's Driver Training Program takes you through the following:
Obtain your CDL learner's permit on-site.
Once you've earned your CDL learner's permit, you will then drive over the road training with a CDL instructor (Prime has a 1-to-1 student/instructor ratio)
Take your CDL test.
Once you graduate from Prime's student driver program and obtain your Commercial Driver's License (CDL), you will then be scheduled for Prime's new-hire orientation. At this point, you will be considered a "B" seat driver and credited 10,000 miles towards your training mileage requirements.
Continue Team training until you complete approximately 40,000 total miles (10,000 credited miles included in this number)
Attend Classroom instruction at Prime's Training Center
Earn the greater of 14 cents per mile or $700 per week*
* = if available to work 7 days a week.
Once you reach this point, you will be eligible to run your own company assigned truck or you may elect to lease a truck from the lease company and run it in the Prime network as an Independent Contractor in Reefer, Tanker, or Flatbed.
Note: If you have driving experience, you may transition into our career path with less training needed. This is specified by our safety department; please ask a recruiter where you qualify.