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driver compensation

We put our truck drivers first, and it reflects in our pay and benefits package. Whether you’re a team driver or an independent contractor, Prime offers industry leading salaries and pay scales to our drivers. If you have any further questions about our pay and benefits, contact your recruiter.

Current Pay scale rates

How Much Do Truck Drivers Make at Prime?

Prime, Inc. is dedicated to building a team of the best truck drivers around. One of the ways we do this is by providing competitive “per mile” pay rates to company drivers and “percent of linehaul” programs to independent contractors who have their CDL.


COMPANY SOLO DRIVERS 50 cpm (full-size truck)
55 cpm (lightweight truck)
52 cpm 57 cpm
COMPANY TEAM DRIVERS 69 cpm split 67 cpm split 70 cpm split
COMPANY TEAM DRIVER BONUS COMPANY TEAM DRIVER BONUS 26 cpm split bonus for miles between 3,000-3,999 per week
31 cpm split bonus for miles over 4,000 per week
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS 72% of revenue 72% of revenue 71% of revenue

Supporting our drivers

We understand that our drivers perform their best when they are happy and healthy. Our extensive list of benefits helps ensure our associates get the support they deserve.

Passenger & pet policy

Associates are allowed to have one passenger in their truck with them as they travel. Drivers may also have a single pet on their truck, provided the driver has paid the refundable deposit.

Insurance benefits

Our company drivers have access to our competitive insurance benefits, including medical, dental and life insurance. A 401(k) Success Sharing plan is also available to assist associates with saving for retirement.

Safety bonus

Drivers who have no driver-preventable accidents or out-of-service incidents within a certain period may be paid an extra bonus to reward them for driving safely.

Home policy

We understand the importance of family, which is why our drivers receive one day of home time per seven days on the road. This way, our drivers can recharge before going back out.

Vacation time

Drivers can receive up to $2,800 in paid vacation each year depending on the number of miles they drive. The more you drive, the more time you are given off.

Independent contractor benefits

Customized Trucks

Create the truck of your dreams. When you’re an independent contractor, you have the freedom to decide how to design and customize your truck, with endless options for colors and decals.

Incentive Programs

Associates are allowed to have one passenger in their truck with them as they travel. Drivers may also have a single pet on their truck, provided the pet is under 40 pounds and the driver has paid the refundable deposit.

retention and rewards

We want to keep our talented drivers, and we do our part to thank them through financial incentives. Independent contractors are rewarded for their continued success with Prime with a total of $1,500 in annual incentives.

fuel, tire & Service Discounts

Independent contractors can enjoy Prime’s discounts at thousands of fuel stops and tire and repair locations across the country.

Lease Purchase Option

Lease a truck directly through the Success Leasing program. Best of all, you can lease your truck with no money down and no credit check.

Standard Lease Option

Start your own business and drive the latest and greatest trucks. With our standard lease, you can walk away at any time with no penalty and receive incentives upon completion of your lease.

Do You own your own truck?

Prime has options for drivers who wish to operate under Prime’s DOT authority. Discover which option works best for you.

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