If you’re ready to roll, this is where you start! The Prime Student Driver program will help you earn your Class A Commercial Driver’s License. Then get paid to train — $700 per week minimum, guaranteed, while you are out on the road with your CDL. Now is the time to move forward with an exciting career as a Prime truck driver!
It doesn’t cost much to get in the driver’s seat. If you commit to driving for Prime for one year after obtaining your Class A CDL, your only cost is a one-time administrative fee of $100 plus permit costs — for a training program valued at $4,475.
Our Prime Student Driver (PSD) program takes you from your first day inside a truck to your first day as a full-time truck driver and beyond. It only costs $155 to start if you commit to driving for Prime for 1 year after obtaining your CDL.
Attend a 4-day orientation at Prime’s Orientation Facility in Springfield, MO or Salt Lake City, UT and pay a $100 administrative fee. Prime provides bus transportation to orientation as well as 3 meals per day and hotel accommodations during orientation. Experience hands-on, computer-based, and simulator training. If starting the program in MO, you will obtain the Class A Learner’s permit and pay $55 to the state of MO DMV. If starting the program in UT, you will need to obtain the Class A Learner's permit in your home state.
Train with a CDL instructor for 2 to 4 weeks and experience a 1-to-1 student to instructor ratio. Receive a $200 per week loan to spend on food and living costs during this phase of training. Run real loads across the country with your instructor to develop the skills needed to pass the CDL exam.
Return to Springfield, MO or Salt Lake City, UT to take the final state CDL exam, which includes vehicle inspection, backing skills, and road test. Pass the CDL exam, obtain your Class A CDL, and get hired on as a company driver for Prime. Earn a $250 bonus if you pass the CDL exam on your first try.
Obtain 30,000 additional team miles with a Prime trainer. Earn guaranteed pay of $700 per week as long as you are available to drive.
Return to Springfield, MO or Salt Lake City, UT to upgrade to become an “A Seat” solo or team driver. Get the keys to your own truck and get on the road!
Prime is excited to welcome you aboard the family. To show its appreciation, Prime gives you the chance to start earning money while you train with its instructors, along with other helpful perks for Prime student drivers.
Once you get your CDL, earn a minimum of $700 per week while completing 30,000 team miles with your trainer.
Prime’s 1:1 student-to-instructor ratio means you get the attention you deserve while learning the skills needed to get your CDL and succeed as a Prime driver.
Once you get your CDL, you are hired on as a company driver and earn money while completing your 30,000 team miles.
No worries about what to eat or where to stay! Lodging and 3 meals per day are provided during orientation.