Prime Inc. Driver Meeting – May 6th

In this week’s Driver Meeting, we heard from Safety, Cardinal Sleep and more! We host the Driver Meeting LIVE every Friday morning at 8 a.m. CST. Can’t make it in person? No problem! Read the meeting minutes or watch the YouTube version below.

Steve Field & Dennis Davis – Safety

  • This week: 165 total inspections – 102 clean (62% clean rate)
    • Industry average is 35%
    • Increase clean inspection rates by:
      • Ensuring you wear your seatbelt correctly
      • Staying on top of your logs
    • With the heavy rain currently, many roads are water-covered or even flooded
      • Do not try to cross a water covered road
      • “Turn around, don’t drown”
    • 3 driving habits to keep you safe
      • Choose an appropriate speed given conditions and your driving ability
      • Minimize distractions
      • Maintain a safe following distance
    • General News:
      • Prime’s holiday party will be held on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) during the evening at the Oasis hotel and convention center in Springfield, Missouri
      • There is an upcoming Prime Picnic Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, September 3)

Heather Moenkhoff – Cardinal Sleep

  • CPAP users need to report daily
    • ResMed (devices 2017 and prior): try to contact your provider to get a new machine to make reporting easier
    • Philips: install the app to be able to report quicker
    • There are classes on Wednesdays and Fridays regarding reassessment

Matt Hancock – Driver Health and Fitness

  • The driver health and fitness website now offers zoom calls with Cardinal Sleep to help with:
    • Mask fitting
    • Compliance issues
  • Weight gain can be a contributor to sleep apnea
    • Fit in 15 can help combat this
      • The average driver loses 10% of their bodyweight in this program

Sam Messick – Fuel Manager

  • There are fuel shortages across the East Coast
    • In New York, fuel reserves are the lowest to ever be reported
  • Pilot Flying J will have no shortages
    • Push for Points program is still in effect at all locations
  • Use our fuel optimizer to help cut costs
    • The fuel optimizer also shows you the lowest cost toll routes
  • Fuel surcharge guarantee program ensures high gas prices will not negatively impact Prime drivers
    • Must operate efficiently (at least 7 mpg) to fully reap the rewards
  • 100% of discounts given by Prime’s fuel vendors are passed on to our drivers

Brian Brown – Flatbed Sales

  • Flatbed business is booming so Prime needs more flatbed drivers!
  • The American Dream is still alive and well here at Prime
  • Drivers ALWAYS come first


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