Prime Inc. Driver Meeting – July 29th

In this week’s Driver Meeting LIVE, we heard from Road Assist, Driver Health & Fitness, 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 everything going on around Prime.

Dave White & Steve Field – Safety

  • Terminal Updates:
    • Salt Lake City, Utah:
      • The picnic will be hosted on August 20, 2022 with attractions such as food vendors, bingo, and giveaways!
    • Pittston, Pennsylvania:
      • The picnic will be hosted on August 27, 2022 with a Pride and Polish competition, bingo, rides, and more!
      • Welcome to our new associate Emma! She is a masseuse and will be offering massages Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 10:00-17:00 as well as Wednesdays and Thursdays from 09:00-15:00!
      • Improvements to our facilities are actively taking place.
    • Springfield, Missouri:
      • The Prime Truck Driving Championship and Pride and Polish will be hosted on September 2, 2022.
        • All you need to compete in the TDC is a CDL and a clean accident history.
      • Prime drivers, Duane Grimme (refrigerated) and Scott Fischer (flatbed), will be competing in the National Truck Driving Championship located in Indianapolis in a few weeks.
      • Safe, long-term parking is available at the Minooka terminal.
      • This week: 148 total inspections – 97 clean (66% clean rate).
        • $9,400 has been paid out this week for drivers with clean inspections.
      • When backing use G.O.A.L. (Get Out And Look) to help prevent accidents.
      • If someone is on the shoulder of the road, always move out of the right lane.
        • This is a law in many states.
        • If you can’t move over, slow down and move as far over in your lane as you can.

John Hardin – Safety

  • Have a large Abloy lock on your trailer at all times.
    • Abloy locks cannot be easily cut therefore prevent theft.
    • If you don’t have one, go to the outbound lanes at the Springfield terminal and trade in your current lock to receive an Abloy lock for a discounted price.
    • Abloy locks are also sold in the company store at full price.
    • During pretrip, take a picture of your locked (with an Abloy lock) trailer with the seal and trailer number in the picture.
      • If someone breaks into your trailer and you have this picture, you will not be held liable for any theft.

Matt Hancock – Driver Health & Fitness

  • Flatbed driver, Chris Sheppard, won the Fit in 15 weight loss competition losing 45.4 pounds in just 15 weeks!
  • The Fit in 15 program is available all year long with the competition starting on the first of the year and lasting 15 weeks.
  • There are many other programs available to our drivers including sleep apnea help with Cardinal Sleep, general healthcare with Trinity, and even a program called Rigs Without Cigs to help you stop smoking!
  • Go to any terminal to talk to a member of Driver Health and Fitness in person.

Justin Kaufman – Road Assist & Maintenance

  • Make sure to check your tire inflation light and stop within half a mile if it turns on.
  • Steer tires need to have a depth of 4/32 in every major tread groove (grooves with wear bars) and drive and trailer tires need to have a depth of 2/32 in every major tread groove.
  • The back of most trucks have jumper posts compatible with two to four gauge jumper cables.
  • Pro Maintenance have been moved to classroom C5 at Campus Inn in Springfield, MO one Tuesdays and Thursdays from 13:00-16:00.
    • These classes will soon be available at the Pittston terminal as well.

Robert Low – Owner & Founder of Prime Inc.

  • Safety is our highest calling.
  • Thank you for all you do!

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