We want to ensure you know what to expect so you are prepared for your orientation. Please view this page in its entirety. Click the plus (+) sign to see full information on each item listed. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Recruiter.
COVID-19: We are taking extra screening and cleaning measures to ensure your safety and health at Prime Inc. Please bring your own mask to orientation. Here is a video on how to make your own if you can’t purchase one: How to Make Your Own Mask.
Prime provides hotel accommodations and 3 meals per day during your orientation process.
Check-in: Room will be available after 6 am the day before your orientation. Orientation starts at 7:00 am. The Orientation Office and Classrooms are located in this hotel.
Shuttle: The Prime Shuttle is available to anyone traveling to orientation via a rental car from a non-hot spot area (please confirm with your Recruiter). The Prime Shuttles run from 6 am to 12 am 7 days a week. If shuttle is needed during orientation, call the Prime Shuttle at (417)766-4501. During after-hours (12 am to 6 am), call (417)521-3911 for Prime Security.
Bus/Flight/Hot Spot Travel: If you have taken a bus or flight to get to orientation or you are from a COVID hot spot, you will need to take a taxi/Lyft/Uber to the Campus Inn.
Ramada SLC Airport Hotel: 5575 W. Amelia Earhart Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Check-in: Room will be available after noon the day before your orientation. Orientation starts at 7:00 am. Catch the shuttle from the hotel to the terminal at 6:30 am. Meet in the lobby of the motel.
Check-in: Room will be available after 11 am the day before your orientation. Orientation starts at 7:00 am. Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:15 am for a 6:30 am shuttle departure from the hotel to the orientation facility.
Shuttle: The Holiday Inn Express Shuttle operates from 6 am to 7 pm Monday-Friday. Please utilize this option to get from hotel to orientation.
If needed, the Prime Inc. Shuttle operates 7 days a week from 7 am-7 pm (after hours for emergencies only). Contact # for Prime Shuttle is 570-212-2774.
Seat classification is subject to change during orientation process upon review.
You will be eligible to upgrade into a truck after completion of orientation.
You will be required to obtain a minimum 25,000 team miles with a Prime Trainer.
You will be required to obtain a minimum 50,000 team miles with a Prime Trainer.
You will be required to obtain a minimum 60,000 team miles with a Prime Trainer.
You will be required to obtain a minimum of 50,000 team miles with a Prime Trainer after obtaining your Class A CDL.
You will complete a Skills Evaluation during orientation to determine the training program appropriate for your skill level. The Skills Evaluation will test you on your driving, backing, and inspection skills (similar to a CDL Exam).
You must bring both your long form physical paperwork and medical certificate to be compliant to drive. If you have any questions about this, contact your Recruiter to ensure you have the right documents.
Bring these documents if you would like to sign up for direct deposit during orientation process.
Note: Your name on all documents must match exactly. If they do not, please bring proof of name change document such as an original marriage license or certified court-issued legal name change document. If you have had more than one legal name change for any reason, you will have to show each certified name change document.If you have any questions on documents, contact your Recruiter.
All part and full-time jobs and schooling in the last 3 years must be verified.
If you are currently driving for another trucking company, you must turn your truck into that company’s required location before coming to Prime.
Training includes and not limited to the following: hazmat handling, electronic logs, cargo claim prevention, safety, etc.
All applicants are required to pass a DOT physical and drug test (even if you have a current DOT card).
Some basic medical requirements are:
All Prime Drivers will apply for TWIC (Transportation Workers Identification Credential) Card.
You can find more information on TWIC here: https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic
Note: All Class A CDL holders must have the tanker endorsement on their CDL prior to attending orientation. This is required for all divisions (refrigerated, flatbed, tanker, and intermodal).
Note: Space is limited on the truck so please limit your packing to 1 or 2 soft sided bags. Greyhound allows for 1 checked bag and 1 carry on bag (no more than 25 lbs) for free.
Note: There is a Walmart (open 6 am-midnight daily) within walking distance of the Springfield Orientation Facility if you would like to purchase items once you arrive instead of bringing everything with you on the bus.
If you have any questions about orientation, please reach out to your Recruiter at 800-540-6911.
During the orientation process, Prime will provide you with 3 meals per day as well as hotel accommodations. At this time due to COVID-19, all orientation attendees will have a single room, and no guests are allowed to stay with you.
Due to COVID-19, we are unable to provide bus tickets for applicants coming to orientation. We are requiring all travel to orientation be via a car. No travel to orientation via bus or flight is allowed. Speak with your Recruiter about travel reimbursement.
We have 4 divisions at Prime: refrigerated, flatbed, tanker, and intermodal. If you have any questions on division options, please reach out to your Recruiter to discuss what is available in your area prior to orientation.
Prime increased company driver pay rates in August of 2020 by 1 cpm!
Starting solo company driver rates:
• .46 cpm refrigerated in a full-size truck
• .51 cpm refrigerated in a lightweight truck
• .48 cpm flatbed
• .53 cpm tanker
Starting team company driver rates:
• .56 cpm split refrigerated
• .54 cpm split flatbed
• .57 CPM split tanker
• Team incentive:
Independent Contractor rates:
• Earn 72% of the linehaul as a contractor in the refrigerated or flatbed division.
• Earn 71% of the linehaul as a contractor in the tanker division.
We carry Freightliner, Peterbilt, and International truck models at Prime Inc. Truck models are all 2018 or newer and have automatic transmissions.
NOTE: PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT YOUR INVITATION TO ATTEND PRIME’S DRIVER ORIENTATION IS NOT AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT. PRIME RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISALLOW A DRIVER FROM ATTENDING THE COMPANY’S ORIENTATION, OR TO DISQUALIFY A DRIVER FROM COMPLETING IN-PROGRESS ORIENTATION, AT PRIME’S SOLE DISCRETION.