Driver Meeting Live – July 2nd

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In this week’s Driver Meeting LIVE, we hear from speakers on ways to improve our CSA score, the fuel network, training program, and more! Join us on Friday at 8 a.m. CST for our weekly meeting! You can attend in person at one of our 3 main terminals or online via Facebook & YouTube. Check out the YouTube version below:

 

 

Didn’t have a chance to watch or listen this week? No problem! Check out the fast facts below:

 

Steve Field & Bill Sprague (Safety)

  • Welcome to all our PSD Students!
  • Posting pictures of wrecks on the road is inappropriate – there is no need for this
  • Key CSA Score categories to focus on:

       Unsafe Driving:

  • Failing to obey a traffic control device (i.e. bypassing a scale, parking in a no parking zone)
  • Wearing your seatbelt

       Hazardous materials:

  • Package not secured in the vehicle
  • Placards – clear tape holding them in place

       Logs:

  • Make sure you have a spare logbook
  • Know how to transmit the logs to the officer

 

Sam Messick (Fuel Network)

  • As a Prime driver, you will have shower power for June and July at Pilot Flying J after your first fuel purchase
  • Loves has extended platinum status to all Prime drivers – including free showers and free drinks
  • Be sure to keep a close eye on the fuel recommendations over the next couple months – many locations will change from what was previously the optimal stop
  • If you have feedback for specific Pilot Flying J locations, take pictures and send us specific examples so we can address
  • Fuel prices at our terminals (Missouri, Utah, and Pennsylvania) are beating the most competitive fuel locations in the area by 1-2 cents per day

 

Chris Martin (Training Program)

  • We are always looking for more great trainers!

Reasons to become a trainer:

  • Make Prime better – impact the safety record and customer service of Prime by teaching new drivers to do things the correct way
  • Make more MONEY
  • Opportunity to make a difference in someone else’s life

       Requirements to train:

  • 9 months of professional driving experience (including winter driving experience)
  • At least 60 days as a lead seat
  • Completed ACE II and Prime Safety Class
  • Fleet Manager’s recommendation
  • Willingness to treat others the way you want to be treated

 

Tyler Patrick (Road Assist)

  • Pro Maintenance Class is offered every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. in Springfield, MO! Sign up through your Fleet Manager or Road Assist Advisor.
  • We recently purchased Thermo King reefer units – check out our YouTube channel to learn more about these
  • The Pro Maintenance program helps save drivers time and money while out on the road

 

Brian Brown (Flatbed Sales)

  • This is the best market we’ve seen!
  • We are constantly making improvements to our contracts with customers
  • We are pushing hard for higher tarp fees and detention for our drivers
  • The temperatures are extreme right now – stay hydrated and take breaks when needed
  • Wear your PPE!

John Hardin (Intermodal Division)

  • Our Intermodal Division is going through very exciting changes right now!
  • We are currently in the process of selling our Intermodal trailers and replacing them with containers
  • Containers can haul double the amount of equipment than our trailers could
  • If you are not an Intermodal driver, please do not hook to the new containers – they are much heavier than a typical OTR refrigerated trailer
  • Our Intermodal fleet is transitioning into day cabs – rather than lightweight trucks. This means most Intermodal drivers will be getting home daily!

Jim Guthrie (Director of Operations, Refrigerated Division)

  • After all expenses paid last week, the average lead seat team pay was $3,700
  • The demand is very high – and it’s projected to remain high for quite some time
  • The more growth we have, the more buying and selling power we have to negotiate rates and contracts
  • We appreciate all of our drivers who are out running over the holiday weekend!

Steve Wutke (VP of Sales & Marketing)

  • Our drivers are who have gotten our company to where we are now – you deserve respect!
  • Safety is our highest calling! If you get tired or feel unsafe – reach out to your Fleet Manager and get off the road
  • It’s a great time to be in the trucking industry!

Interested in driving for Prime? Fill out an application at www.primeinc.com or give our recruiters a call at 866-290-1568.

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