One of the largest trucking companies in the nation, Prime, Inc. recently opened a new 61,000-square-feet building at its Salt Lake City terminal to provide unsurpassed amenities for their driving and non-driving associates and to recruit and retain employees in a tough job market.
The new building is packed with amenities, including a salon, spa, daycare, gym, private bunk rooms, basketball court, healthcare, lounge, and a café serving 2,500 meals each week to recruit and retain associates seeking a unique opportunity in Salt Lake City’s competitive job market.
At the new building, Prime associates have access to healthcare and a sleep lab. In addition, associates can work out with a personal trainer for free. As part of the company’s wellness program, trainers also provide customized workouts to keep truck drivers active while on the long haul.
The new building is part of a multi-faceted effort to retain and recruit more drivers and warehouse staff in the face of one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. Utah has a 2.9 percent unemployment rate, and the country is facing a years-long shortage of truck drivers. Prime has similar amenities buildings in Springfield, MO and Pittston, PA to help with driver and non-driver comfort while providing an enticing prospect of employment.
“We built this facility with our associates—our most important asset—in mind,” says Brian Singleton, manager of the Salt Lake City terminal. “Our associates deliver for America every day, and we want to make sure we’re delivering for them. We’re committed to always going above and beyond for our associates.”
With the best truck drivers on America’s roads today, supported by an exceptional hiring base available in the Salt Lake City area, Prime anticipates continued success in the west.”
As the crossroads of the West, Salt Lake City is close to major interstates including I-15, I-80 and I-70. Approximately 750 trucks pass through Prime’s Salt Lake City terminal each week.
Known for investing in its associates, Prime offers fully benefited positions in fleet management, dispatching and mechanics. The company also provides multiple training and certification programs. The new amenities building includes a state-of-the-art truck driving simulator for students earning their Commercial Driver’s License through Prime’s official training program.
“We are bringing a new level of luxury to the trucking industry in Salt Lake City,” Singleton says.