Incentive Programs

Prime offers a wide range of incentives designed to promote safety, on-time service, fuel consumption, tractor maintenance, and training. Prime recognizes hard work and dedication, and encourages our drivers to be the best in the industry by rewarding safe, efficient, and reliable practices.

Safety & On-Time Service

Prime offers weekly incentives for safe driving, including:

  • SOLO Safety Incentive: Independent Contractors earn 5 cents per mile for safe driving and on-time delivery each week for weekly miles between 2400 and 2900 (500 mile range)
  • TEAMS Safety Incentive: Independent Contractors earn 2.5 cents per mile for safe driving and on-time delivery each week for ALL weekly miles above 4000! (6000 miles a week = $100/week, $5200/year)


Prime offers experienced Prime operators the opportunity to make more money by becoming CDL Instructors.

  • 1-to-1 student instructor ratio
  • Help the apprentice develop the skills needed to pass the CDL Exam
  • Earn $300 per week up to 4 weeks
  • Earn $500 when your apprentice passes CDL Exam ($875 if your student passes the CDL Exam on the first attempt)
  • Earn $300 when your apprentice stays with Prime for 6 months
  • Earn $300 when your apprentice stays with Prime for 1 year
  • Earn $500 when your apprentice becomes an "A" seat lead driver

($3,175 maximum earnings per apprentice, based on non-spouse training)

Click here for more info on training at Prime Inc.

Driver Referral Program

Prime offers the ability to earn monetary incentives when you refer new drivers to Prime.

Here's the earnings breakdown for driver referrals:

How It Works

  • Earn $100 when referred driver hauls first load.
  • Earn $500 when referred driver stays 6 months.
  • Earn ¼ cpm on every mile referred driver runs after 6 months.
  • Earn $1000 when 3 referred drivers stay 6 months.

Earnings Example: 

Refer 3 drivers who stay at least 6 months, and you would earn $2800 not including the additional mileage pay!

Program Rules: 

  • The person that is referred must run under Prime’s operating authority (A, B1, B2, C, or D Seats) as a company driver or independent contractor.
  • All active Prime Driver Associates under Prime’s operating authority (A, B1, B2, and C Seats) are eligible to receive Prime Inc Driver Referral Program pay.
  • To earn bonus at 6 months longevity pay and mileage pay, referred driver must be an A Seat.
  • No driver referral bonus will be earned for referring a rehire (previous Prime Driver).
  • To earn referral, referred driver must list Prime Driver’s name or driver code on online application or be provided to Recruiter prior to processing application for approval.
  • For more information, contact Prime’s Recruiting Department at 888-664-4473.
  • Program is effective as of January 25, 2019 until further notice or cancellation. (Prime reserves the right to modify the program at any time.)

For any questions or feedback, please contact Prime’s Recruiting Department at 800-224-4585. Prime would like to thank all of the drivers who have continued to help the company grow by referring qualified and safe drivers to apply.

It Pays to Stay with Prime

Prime offers a special program for Independent Contractors called "Retention & Rewards" that rewards drivers for ongoing service to Prime Inc. Prime contributes $1000 annually and Success Leasing, Inc. offers $500 annually, for a total of $1500 annual incentives. It really does pay to stay with Prime!

Prime has always rewarded superior performance with unsurpassed compensation! We take pride in being the best in the business - and we owe it all to our hard-working, dedicated drivers! Want to become a member of our team and start earning the pay you deserve? Give Prime a try!

Fill out our truck driver application or call 1-877-PRIME-JOB!

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