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Prime inc

Prime was founded in Urbana, Missouri in 1970 with one dump truck and has grown to one of the nations most successful companies with tanker, flatbed, and refrigerated services nationwide.

Prime was founded in Urbana, Missouri in 1970 with one dump truck and has grown to one of the nations most successful companies with tanker, flatbed, and refrigerated services nationwide.

Prime inc

2740 North Mayfair
Springfield, MO 65803

1-800-848-4560

Prime inc Quick Facts

Types of freight:
Dry Van

Hiring Area:
48 States

Number of Trucks
1000+

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Prime inc Important Facts

Prime inc trucking has a mix of lease drivers and company drivers with flatbed, refrigerated, and tanker opportunities for both regional and 48 state fleets. With a list of awards and benefits a mile long, Prime offers safety bonuses, referral bonuses, inspection bonuses, and many more perks for their drivers.

Prime inc started from one single dump truck in 1970, and has grown to over 3000 trucks and 5000 trailers while growing their revenues every year since 1986.

Prime inc Pay & Benefits

At Prime inc, all qualified solo company drivers can start at $0.36 – $0.41 per mile (based on previous driving experience) with the base pay going up to $0.42 per mile; teams start at $0.40 per mile split. Prime pays for all authorized miles, both loaded and empty. Company drivers at Prime receive a mileage rate increase based on the number of miles driven.

Drop Pay is paid per drop to the truck excluding the first pickup and last drop

Layover Pay: Each driver is paid layover pay for each 24 hours after the first 24 hours

Inspection Awards: When the tractor, trailer, and driver pass a roadside DOT with no deficiencies the driver is paid an inspection award.

Unload Pay: On the occasion when a driver fingerprints a load he/she is paid Unload Pay by the pound or per piece (whichever amount is greater).

Benefits:

Major Medical, Pharmacy Card, Dental Insurance and Life Insurance are made available at reasonable rates to all Prime associates. Company drivers may choose to use a Cafeteria Plan for purchasing your insurance.

Basic Life Insurance: $15,000 Natural Death / $30,000 Accidental Death Benefit: < 1 year service is $.82/wk, after 1 year service $.54/wk.

401-K Success Sharing Plan is available to company drivers beginning the first full quarter after being with Prime one year. Drivers can place up to 17% of their pay into the plan. Prime’s 401-K profit sharing matching amount* is 40¢ for each dollar saved ( as of February, 2002), up to 5% of pay. Prime associates are able to select the investments and the percentage placed in each investment and become vested after five years with Prime.

Paid Vacation Requirements after 1 year. See table. (Miles accumulate from A seat on)

Prime inc Qualifications & Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

* At least 21 years old
* 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 drivers 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).
* 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.

Safety Issues for CDL Holders:

* No failed or refused drug or alcohol test in the last three years (this includes DWI’s, DUI’s and BAC’s).
* No reckless driving convictions in the last three years.
* No license suspension for points in the last three years.
* No more than three moving violations during the last year.
* Must have no more than four moving violations and / or accidents during the last three years.

Safety Issues for Applicants into our CDL Program:

* No failed or refused drug or alcohol test in the last four years (this includes DWI’s, DUI’s and BAC’s).
* No reckless driving convictions in the last three years.
* No license suspension for points in the last three years.
* No more than two moving violations during the last year.
* Must have no more than three moving violations and / or accidents during the last three years.

Documents:

* Have required documents to complete the US Department of Justice INS I-9 work form, or certified state copy of birth certificate or US passport and if not a US Citizen, all required valid work authorization documents. To see a complete list of acceptable documents go to Click here for list of documents.
* In addition to your CDL you must carry and present one or more of the following
* US Passport
* State Certified Copy of Birth Certificate
* INS paperwork that shows US Citizenship or that permanent alien residence has been established and is current.
* Be prepared to apply for a TWIC card if driver does not already possess one.
* Successful completion of Prime’s orientation program.

Criminal History:

* No felony convictions within the last seven years, from the time restitution (fine, sentence, etc…) was completed. Convictions older than seven years will be considered on a case by case basis.
* No Controlled substance events in past seven years.
* Crimes involving dishonesty, theft, or fraud are disqualifying events, other issues will be considered on a case by case basis.
* Have not been incarcerated within last five years.
* Compliant with TWIC Requirements
* Must be able to aquire a United States Passport

Medical Requirements:

* Blood Pressure Levels: Less than 140 over 90
* Eye Sight: 20 / 40 or better in each eye (With corrective lenses if needed.)
* BMI (Body Mass Index): Must be less than 39 Click here to use BMI Calculator.
* Hearing: Must be able to hear a forced whisper at 6 feet
* Diabetic: Sugar levels must be well controlled without insulin required
* Heart Related Issues: Must have special documents and may need recent specific tests
* Click here to view the Body Mass Index Table

Prime inc General Information

Robert E. Low started Prime in Urbana, Missouri in 1970 with one dump truck. Prime later relocated to Springfield, Missouri and since 1986, Prime has experienced a steady growth in revenue every year with flatbed, refriderated, and tanker services nationwide.

Prime’s 40,000-square foot “Millennium” complex has been open since January, 2000. The Complex includes a fitness center, convenience store, gift shop, movie theater, child care center, styling salon, an expanded cafeteria and will provide other amenities on site to support all of our associates.

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