Prime Inc. Owner Robert Low Receives 2013 Truck Fleet Innovator Award

April 4, 2013 (Springfield, Missouri) –Prime Inc. Owner and Founder Robert Low knows that small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. His success in building a company from the ground up is part of the reason he was named one of the 2013 Best Truck Fleet Innovators of the Year.

Only a handful of professionals are honored with a Truck Fleet Innovation Award annually. Those recipients are described as leaders, who distinguish themselves by performance, passion for work, and commitment to the industry.

“Robert Low impressed us with the story of how he built up his company from a single truck, then had to build it up again after filing for bankruptcy, which led to his innovative independent contractor leasing and education programs,” said Deborah Lockridge, HDT Editor in Chief.

Low, who is also known for building awareness of driver health issues throughout the industry, was nominated by one of his contractors. It was the contractor’s insistence that prompted Lockridge to take a closer look. What she learned is what fueled his nomination for the award.

“Prime grew from humble beginnings to one of the nation’s largest truckload fleets because we believe in innovation. The members of our trucking family have tenacity and they have paved a lot of roads for the industry,” Low said. “This award is a great honor that I share with all of our employees and contractors.”

About HDT Truck Fleet Innovator Awards
Winners of the HDT Truck Fleet Innovator Awards are featured in HDT’s March cover story and are honored at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. This year’s Innovators participated in preshow panel discussion on “Fleet Management in the Real World.” Established in 2006, honorees have ranged from the founders of the nation’s largest truckload carriers to the owners of small fleets of fewer than 100 trucks. Read more about this year’s winners here:

About Prime Inc.
Founded in 1970 by Robert Low, Prime Inc. is North America’s most successful refrigerated, flatbed, tanker and logistics trucking company. Headquartered in Springfield, Mo., Prime’s personnel, equipment and technology remains on the cutting edge of the transportation industry, and the company’s growth remains steady and well managed. For more information about the driving opportunities at Prime Inc., please visit or call 1-877-PRIME-JOB.

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