Prime Inc. Driver Meeting – August 19th

In this week’s Driver Meeting, we heard from Safety, Road Assist, and more! We host the weekly Driver Meeting every Friday morning at 8 a.m. CST in Springfield, MO; Salt Lake City, UT; and Pittston, PA. Couldn’t make the meeting in-person this week? No worries! Check out the fast facts below to stay up-to-date with everything going on around Prime.

Dennis Davis & John Hardin – Safety

  • This week: 153 total inspections – 96 clean (63% clean rate)
    • $9,425 paid out
    • Wear your seatbelt properly
    • Keep up with your logs
  • Next week: CVSA Brake Check Week (August 21-27)
  • With school starting back, be aware of increased bus and pedestrian traffic
  • Prime Picnics:
    • Salt Lake City is August 20th
    • Pittston is August 27th
    • Springfield is September 3rd
      • Pride and Polish as well as the Truck Driving Championship is September 2nd
        • Anyone can compete
      • Decatur, Indiana is September 24th
      • Minooka, Illinois is September 30th
    • National Truck Driving Championship was this week.
      • Prime driver Duane Grimme finished 21st in reefer
      • Prime driver Scott Fischer finished 12th in flatbed

Bill Sprague – Safety

  • The Springfield Area Memorial 9/11 Stair Climb will take place on September 17th to memorialize the 343 firefighters who lost their lives saving lives after the attack on the World Trade Centers.
    • All donations go to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to help the families of those firefighters.
    • There is a virtual climb option available

Justin Kaufman – Road Assist

  • Make sure you’re always doing good pre, in-route, and post trip inspections
  • With CVSA Brake Check Week coming up, make sure you’re paying special attention to:
    • Airlines
    • Do static and applied air brake tests
    • Check brake shoes (must be ¼ inch at the center of the shoe)
    • Free stroke on slack adjusters need to be 3/8-5/8 of an inch
    • If you have disc brakes: look for 1/8 inch of lining
  • Feel free to reach out to road assist on the Prime App any time
  • With winter coming up, make sure you’re treating all fuel (both tractor and reefer) if you’re going to be somewhere the temperatures are below freezing

Doug Tamm – Plaza/Tires

  • Lock Out/Tag Out: when you pull up to the plaza bays, leave your keys in the ignition

Haylee Gibbons & Chelsey Roberson – Success Leasing

  • The ordered truck program is becoming more streamlined
  • Lease purchase program is coming back this fall
  • When you sign a contract with success leasing, there is a mandatory survey at the end

Steve Wutke – VP of Sales & Marketing

  • Our highest calling is safety
  • Wear red on Fridays to Remember Everyone Deployed

Robert Low – Owner & Founder of Prime Inc

  • We’re always looking to improve
  • Thank you for all you do!

 

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