After serving 12 years in the Army, Robert “Cory” Brown now works as a Lease Team Trainer at Prime, where he loves seeing new places every day while driving refrigerated freight across the country.
Cory tells us how a fellow Army veteran convinced him to Drive for Prime and shares a few words of wisdom for new drivers.
How long have you been Driving for Prime? How long have you been a driver?
I’ve been a Prime Driver since August 2015. I’ve been a professional truck driver for 5 years total.
What did you do before becoming a truck driver? What profession or industry did you work in?
Directional drilling/equipment operator for 2 years after 12 years in the Army as a Combat Engineer.
Tell us how you decided to become a truck driver. Why did you choose Prime?
I had my CDL for years prior to joining Prime. I was referred to Prime by a current driver, William Hoover. Hoover and I served in the Army together. He talked me into coming to Prime.
What is your favorite thing about being a truck driver? What’s the biggest challenge?
I love being in a different place every day, finding that new road. [The biggest challenge is] balancing home time and family with work.
What is your advice to new drivers?
Be patient and professional. [When] things go wrong, don’t take it personal. The more flexible you are, the less stressed you’ll be.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to fly my 1946 Bellanca Cruisair, along with fishing, though I don’t get to do near enough of it.
Prime would like to thank Cory for his service to the United States along with all of our active military and veterans across the country.
Are you a veteran looking for an exciting career after your military service? Whether you’ve already got your CDL or need CDL training, there’s a truck driving job with competitive pay and benefits waiting for you at Prime.
Apply today and our recruiters will be in touch about starting your life on the road!