CEO Praises Work Ethic of 20-Year Veteran
Springfield, Mo. – Bryan Elmer has been named trucking company Prime Inc.’s driver of the month for February. Elmer has worked as an over-the-road driver for 28 years, having spent the last 20 of those years with Prime Inc.’s Refrigerated Truck Division. “Bryan Elmer is a perfect example of a Prime driver—loyal, hard-working and customer-focused,” said Robert Low, founder and CEO of Prime, Inc. “I am pleased to present this honor to such a fine person.”
Elmer continues to enjoy driving because he has what he calls a “passion for the road.” “I get to see something different everyday. How many people can say that about their job?” says Elmer. Elmer also continues to enjoy driving for Prime because, “Prime is always thinking about what’s best for their drivers.” One example of that focus is Prime’s Road Assist Program. This program helps the driver get back on the road as quickly as possible when breakdowns occur. “One time in particular the lug nuts became loose and one of the tires became un-drivable. Using wireless communications technology, Prime was able to detect the problem, locate the nearest service station and even notified the service station that I was coming in and what the problem was,” he explains. Elmer said because of Prime’s assistance, his downtime was minimal.
One of the highlights of Elmer’s career is Prime’s celebration of his 20-year anniversary with the company. “I received a message from my fleet manager at the company’s headquarter in Springfield to stop in on his next trip through town. When I arrived, they had a limousine waiting for me and I was taken out for dinner and a night out on the town,” the driver says. “Other companies don’t do things like that. That night was just one thing in a long list that shows Prime cares about their drivers.”
Founded in 1970, Prime Inc.’s corporate headquarters are located in Springfield, Missouri. For more information on Prime Inc., visit www.primeinc.com. Professional drivers are encouraged to stop by Prime’s terminal at the intersection of Interstate 44 and Highway 65 in Springfield, Missouri.
“Prime and its drivers are active participants in the Highway Watch program,” said John Hancock, Director of Training and Driver Recruitment. “It is also just as important for us to encourage other groups that regularly travel the nation’s roadways to take advantage of this unique training.”
Posted on April 13, 2005
by Prime Inc.