PAY & BENEFITS
PAY & BENEFITS

INDUSTRY-LEADING

PAY & BENEFITS

There are many reasons to choose Prime. We offer top-of-the-industry pay, full benefits, and a driver-focused attitude. There are many reward programs and other financial incentives are offered to motivate drivers to stay safe, on-time, and fuel-efficient.

COMPANY DRIVER
COMPANY DRIVER PAY & BENEFITS

We want our drivers to stay healthy, stay well-rested, and feel financially secure. That’s why we offer a full package of benefits to our company drivers.

.46 CPM

REFRIGERATED DRIVERS

Solo company drivers hauling refrigerated trailers earn $0.41 per mile plus an additional $0.05 per mile with a lightweight tractor driving for Prime.

.43 CPM

FLATBED DRIVERS

Solo company drivers hauling flatbed trailers earn $0.43 per mile plus securement pay.

.48 CPM

TANKER DRIVERS

Solo company drivers hauling tanker trailers earn $0.48 per mile.

MEDICAL INSURANCE & DENTAL INSURANCE

Prime offers full medical, pharmacy and dental insurance options to all company drivers and their families. If you, your spouse, or your children get sick or need medical attention, you can rest assured knowing you have coverage options under Prime. Company drivers have their choice of in-network doctors for healthcare needs.

LIFE INSURANCE

Life insurance options for company drivers allow drivers to take care of their spouses and/or children after a death. All Prime company drivers have a one-time opportunity to elect Term Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage during their new hire enrollment. Company drivers also have the opportunity to obtain supplemental life insurance and AD&D.

RETIREMENT

Prime’s 401(k) Success Sharing plan is available for company drivers beginning the first full quarter after being with Prime for 6 months. For every dollar you put into the 401(k) account, Prime will match it up to the first 3% deferred, and we’ll match 50% on the next 2% deferred. Your money is immediately vested.

PAID VACATION

It’s important to Prime that our drivers are well-rested, which is why we offer paid vacation to all company drivers. Company drivers can receive up to $2,800 in paid vacation each year, depending on how many miles they drive.

EDUCATION

Prime is happy to provide the Prime Success Scholars program through Bethel University to our drivers and their dependents. The program offers deep discounts off tuition as well as room and board to our associates and their dependents.

HOME TIME

Even though we’re a big family here at Prime, no one can replace your real family. Drivers get 24 hours for every 7 days on the road. This means if you’re on the road for 4 weeks, you’ll get 4 days at home before going back out.

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR PAY & INCENTIVES

Independent contractors have the opportunity to earn more money and more freedom. If you lease with Prime, you’ll have more flexibility when it comes to home time, when and where you drive, and the look of your truck.

EARN 72% OF REVENUE

REFRIGERATED DRIVERS

Independent contractors driving a refrigerated trailer earn 72% of every freight bill carried.

EARN 72% OF REVENUE

FLATBED DRIVERS

Independent contractors driving a flatbed trailer earn 72% of every freight bill carried.

EARN 71% OF REVENUE

TANKER DRIVERS

Independent contractors driving a tanker trailer earn 71% of every freight bill carried.

RETENTION & REWARDS PROGRAM

For every year you drive for Prime, we’ll invest up to $1,500 on your behalf. It pays to stay with Prime.

FUEL SURCHARGE PROTECTION

Our fuel surcharge program helps protect you from fuel market fluctuations. Ask your recruiter for more details.

TEAM DRIVERS
TEAM DRIVER PAY 

Team drivers earn more at Prime. Earn 20 additional cents per mile for all miles above 3,000 per week.

.47 CPM SPLIT

REFRIGERATED DRIVERS

Teams hauling refrigerated trailers earn a $0.47 per mile split.

.45 CPM SPLIT

FLATBED DRIVERS

Teams hauling flatbed trailers earn a $0.45 per mile split.

.48 CPM SPLIT

TANKER DRIVERS

Teams hauling tanker trailers earn a $0.48 per mile split.

COMPANY WHILE YOU DRIVE

PET PROGRAM

Want a furry friend to keep you company while you’re on the road? Prime is pleased to allow company drivers to have a single pet in their truck with a refundable pet deposit of $1,000. Your pet must be 40 pounds or under. There is no pet deposit for independent contractors.

DRIVER PERKS

PROGRAMS & DISCOUNTS

PRIME TIME CERTIFIED AWARD

The PTC award program recognizes driver associates who achieve continuous, outstanding on-time performance throughout the year (quarterly, semi-annually, and annually). Awards include patches, belt buckles, shirts, and sweaters. At the 2-year level, associates receive a gold ring with one diamond. With every additional year of continuous on-time service, a diamond is added to the ring.

DRIVER REFERRAL BONUS

Prime is always looking for new driver associates. Earn extra money by referring drivers and helping Prime grow. Refer 3 drivers who stay at least 6 months, and you will earn $2,800, not including the additional mileage pay!

MILLIONAIRES PROGRAM

Prime’s Millionaires program recognizes driver associates who have driven at least 1 million miles without a preventable accident. Qualifying driver associates receive an invitation to the annual Night of the Millionaires Banquet which honors and celebrates members of this exclusive club. They also receive a personalized plaque displayed prominently in Prime’s Hall of Fame located in the Springfield terminal.

SAFETY AWARD

The Safety Award program recognizes company drivers who operate without a preventable accident. Awards are given after 6 months, 1 year, and then every year thereafter.

CLC LODGING DISCOUNTS

This program offers Prime drivers discounts on hotels across the country.

PALACE CASINO RESORT DISCOUNT

Palace Casino Resort in Biloxi, MS offers Prime associates discounts on hotel accommodations, golf, and food. Truck parking is available.

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