Prime - Fit for Success
Wednesday, Jun 26 2013 admin
Prime Inc. was founded by Robert E. Low in 1970. Low began the Missouri-based company with one dump truck and one vision - to provide the ultimate customer satisfaction and damage-free delivery of shipments. Ten years later, this vision enabled Prime to become a $50 million operated company serving from their corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri.
Over the years, Prime began to focus on areas within the company that proved profitable in their growth. Since 1986, Prime’s equipment, services, and personnel have remained on the cutting edge of the transportation industry. Most notable of services are Prime’s different tracking options that help customers keep track of their shipments. The Qualcomm Mobility system provides customers with continuous communication and load status throughout the whole shipping process. Prime believes that better control of shipments reduces cost. These cost reductions will not only benefit the company but also the customer, building a better customer/business relationship in the process.
From the beginning, Prime has been striving to be North America’s most successful refrigerated, flatbed, and tanker carrier that provides reliable services to their US and international customers. Prime currently operates a fleet of 4,400 tractors, 7,600 temperature controlled trailers, 980 flatbeds, and 390 tanker trailers. From pickup and delivery to dry freight and temperature controlled freight, Prime works with impeccable accuracy to deliver affordable on-time services for customers.
Prime accommodates their drivers with several driving opportunities, offering solo and team driver jobs for both company and independent contractor positions. Driving territories include regional and over the road driving job options. The company works hard to ensure that Prime employees are cared for and respected for their labor. Company drivers and owner operators are offered competitive benefits, pay, and incentives to reward their loyalty and safety.
Another benefit to Prime employment is their push for a healthy workplace environment, from their offices to the insides of the trucks. Recently, the company established a Health and Wellness Program for all employees and truck drivers to take part in. Prime employee Siphiwe Baleka was once a world class athlete before becoming a professional driver. He created a workout regime after gaining a substantial amount of weight and decided that truck drivers needed a better way to stay fit while on the road. The company has adopted his strategy and made it a voluntary program to improve the trucking lifestyle.
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