Prime Inc. Driver Meeting – July 15th

In this week’s driver meeting, we hear from Maintenance, Safety, 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. Can’t make it in person? No worries! Check out the fast facts below to stay up-to-date with what’s going on around Prime.

Dennis Davis & Bill Sprague – Safety

  • This week: 116 total inspections – 81 clean (70% clean rate)
    • Plan your trip so you know where the scales are
    • Wear your seatbelts properly at all times
  • This week was the CVSA safe driving week
    • CVSA brake safety week will be August 21-27, 2022
  • We have had a huge decrease in accidents this year compared to this time last year.
    • June 1 – July 10, 2021: 60 DOT recordables, 19 preventable
    • June 1 – July 10, 2022: 30 DOT recordables, 6 preventable

Tyler Patrick – Maintenance Updates

  • High temperatures can cause an increase in issues with your trucks
    • Double check tire pressures and tread during pre and post trip
      • Most reefer trailers have a spare tire
    • Try not to idle as much to protect your APU
    • Batteries can tend to wear down in the heat
  • Protect yourself in the heat also
    • Stay hydrated
    • Wear a hat
    • Park in the shade if you can
  • Pro maintenance classes are offered Tuesdays and Thursday at both the Springfield and Pittston terminals
    • This class can help you save money and reduce your downtime

Sam Messick – Comdata Card Fraud

  • Starting Monday: Comdata card proximity will begin
    • This means if your card is not at the same fueling station as your truck, you (or anyone else) can’t use the card
    • Please feel free to give us feedback so we can fix any potential issues with this program

Bill Boehning – Securing Equipment

  • If you have to drop equipment in an unsecure location, notify your fleet manager
  • Use Abloy locks which are available in the company store
  • Back up bumper to bumper with another truck

Keith McCoy – Director of Marketing

  • Welcome Smithfield Foods!
    • Thank you, Prime, for your hard-working drivers and hospitality making our lives so much easier!
    • We take pride in being a shipper of choice and are constantly making strides to be better for you!

Steve Wutke – VP of Sales & Marketing

  • Congratulations to Julie Barnett on 3 million safe miles!
    • She has had no accidents in her 21 years at Prime and says it’s due to her constantly paying attention to everything around her
    • She has also competed at State Truck Driving Competitions!
  • Safety is our highest calling!

Robert Low – Owner & Founder of Prime Inc.

  • Do what’s best
  • Do what’s right
  • Treat others the way you want to be treated


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