Profile For Donna M.

Donna M.'s Info

  • Location:
    Waynesville , GA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

  • Social Link:
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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 5 months ago

Donna M.'s Bio

Happily Married will be 27 years in August. Have six grown children and 8 grandchild. Have driven a school bus for the past 4 years and really sick of it. I love big powerful trucks. Can’t wait to get out on the road. Have lived a life of doing for everyone else and fulfilling others demands and now I just want to challenge myself. Want to be appreciated when I decide to come home and not just cause I’m always here. Sounds selfish, however it’s time to be.

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Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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New Truck day

That’s a pretty truck! I love red !

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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No Walmart in Texas

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With marten I run a lot of Walmarts , frozen/ dairy or remix loads. I hate it , trying to get truck route into store, small docks, standing for forever at back doors, and then fighting with bulk heads. I’m sure there are lots of different types of routes with Walmart. But not for me!

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Interesting, Donna. Michael also does a lot of WalMart loads for Marten but never to a store, always to a DC. They are usually a frozen or refrigerated Nestle load coming out of Utah but he did once rescue a load of bananas when another driver had some problem. He is on a dedicated account and does a lot of the same type of loads and deliveries. He has two deliveries in the Stockton area today where you just left. His manager got mixed up and was sending him for home time today when it was supposed to be Saturday so she's now going to have him do some local day cab runs out of Stockton. He has done that in Jurupa before while his truck was being worked on but didn't like that but this time he will still spend his sleeping break in his own truck.

Turtle, when Michael drove day cabs before he said they were left pretty messy by other drivers but I believe you've said that you share a truck with the same drivers all the time, right? I imagine that helps keep the truck more tidy.

These are marten terminals at dc, Monroe, ga : Wintersville ohio, Clarksville Arkansas tomah Wisconsin that’s the ones I’ve run for! Spent about a month at tomah Wisconsin last year. If you look at the picture of my new truck I’m hooked to a Walmart in a store dock.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Trucking Company Requires Driver to Drop Truck Off At Terminal

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Hey Uncle Rake, that stinks!

Is that a company policy for all their drivers?

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It may be everywhere.

I was set to go driving at Marten until I was informed I would be required to park the truck at their Colonial Heights, VA terminal for days off. My drive would have been at least 120 miles from there, depending on which house I was heading to. That was the deal breaker for me.

I take my truck home every time I go home! If I’m only coming through for a ten I take my truck, trailer,and load! That was one of the first questions they ask me. Do you have a place to park your truck on home time. ? I think like the Walmart dedicated park at the dc, and drive their personal vehicles home.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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No Walmart in Texas

If you live near a WMDC that is hiring, you could work there for the time being and transfer to TX when something opens up. WMPF drivers have dibs over outside applicants.

With marten I run a lot of Walmarts , frozen/ dairy or remix loads. I hate it , trying to get truck route into store, small docks, standing for forever at back doors, and then fighting with bulk heads. I’m sure there are lots of different types of routes with Walmart. But not for me!

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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West coast!

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Welcome to California, Donna. This time of year is when I enjoy the weather the most. Michael also often parks at Flying J in Lebec and has never had trouble getting a spot there. He also likes it because it's usually a bit cooler up there.

Donna, Michael was at the Marten yard in Jurupa yesterday but now headed back to Nevada.

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You were lucky to find parking there. That place is always packed. I usually park 30 miles to the north at the Flying J in Lebec. Also, the Flying J is at the top of the pass. It’s nice knowing that you don’t have to climb that hill in the morning. If you continue south on I-5, Castaic is the last place to park for about 140 miles until you get to San Diego.. Welcome to Kalifornia.

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I was saving flying j for a back up if I could not find parking at one of the 3 . Has Michael told you, how horrible it is to park at the jurupa yard. However when I do have to go there to wait on a load incoming., there a movie theater around the block, I watched the Elvis movie last time. I’m picking up a load here in Stockton this afternoon, plenty of space on street for a 10 and I’m headed to Boise bright and early morning.

Have you tried the Famers Boy restaurants across the street from the Jurupa Terminal. It's been a while since I've been, but it was good back then. I imagine that it's still good. Probably all of the terminals in the Jurupa area are terrible for parking. I know that Swift is. The Swift terminal is so bad, that people have to park trucks and drop trailers on the fuel isles overnight. There might be one fuel isle there accessible, and it will probably be one of the ones not working. All of Swift's West coast terminals are that way. Will you be taking the I-5 or 99 into Stockton? The I-5 is much less congested.

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I got my Stockton load I came in on I-5, gonna take my 10 and head to Boise in the morning. Drop this load there then head over to Caldwell, get another load and head to Fort Worth. Gotta love Texas!

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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West coast!

You'll see some of these around Boise

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Don’t know about the stinker! But the Sinclair’s on average have fairly good food.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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West coast!

Welcome to California, Donna. This time of year is when I enjoy the weather the most. Michael also often parks at Flying J in Lebec and has never had trouble getting a spot there. He also likes it because it's usually a bit cooler up there.

Donna, Michael was at the Marten yard in Jurupa yesterday but now headed back to Nevada.

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You were lucky to find parking there. That place is always packed. I usually park 30 miles to the north at the Flying J in Lebec. Also, the Flying J is at the top of the pass. It’s nice knowing that you don’t have to climb that hill in the morning. If you continue south on I-5, Castaic is the last place to park for about 140 miles until you get to San Diego.. Welcome to Kalifornia.

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I was saving flying j for a back up if I could not find parking at one of the 3 . Has Michael told you, how horrible it is to park at the jurupa yard. However when I do have to go there to wait on a load incoming., there a movie theater around the block, I watched the Elvis movie last time. I’m picking up a load here in Stockton this afternoon, plenty of space on street for a 10 and I’m headed to Boise bright and early morning.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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New Truck

Hey, Donna;

Great to see you around, and WOW, NICE ! thank-you.gif

Kudos from us (ME) as well, fellow female!! good-luck.gif

Much better than the full blue, too ~!!! Congrats, gal . . . dancing-dog.gif

Best wishes with her, stay safe;

~ Anne (and Tom!) ~

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Thank you, Ms Anne I’m always around ! Just don’t seem to have time to post very often. I sleep and drive, and sleep and drive some more!

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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New Truck

Upgrade from a 2022? You must be family of the Martens. 👍😀

Not sure what I did or didn’t do to get a new truck! My other truck just had a little over 200,000.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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West coast!

I love driving out here. Just a total different atmosphere! I’m going north on I-5 decide to pull in first Pilot. It’s a place called Castaic it’s like a semi city , 3 truck stops , trucks parked left and right and down the center of the street. Food trucks everywhere! Had to go in the saloon to pay to load park! Don’t see this stuff in the SE!

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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New Truck

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Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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New Truck

When I started with marten they gave me a 2022 cascadia. First condo for me so I was happy. Last week my fm put my name in for a upgrade and the ops manager picked me for our terminal! They flew me to mondovi,wi and I picked up a new, new, new cascadia. It had 15 miles on it the first time I started her up! Yes, recorded the first 100 miles and the first 1000. She is the white marten color so I named her Pearl. I’m just tickled pink!!!!!!

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Marten or Knight- Which to Choose

Energi, welcome to marten!

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Lost CDL due to high blood pressure passed Medical test now

Lost your cdl for blood pressure? There are tons of us that have high blood pressure! Two years to get it under control, ? Could of died in two years! Maybe you might what to start over with the whole story!!!!!

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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Am I nuts?

With prime I spent one year otr and two years southeast region. When I went to marten I choice gulf coast region- east of I-35 , 4 months and I’m bored again! I’m think about going otr with marten. What’s your opinion? I’m listening for pros and cons!

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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Bad day, go away

Bad day 1001 for me, had a blow out on trailer inside tire. Drove to rest area waited 3 hours for the tire guy! Guy pulls the tire, giant hole in the air bag. He says I’m not a mechanic just a tire guy. So, I drive down to the petro in Glendale ky, lady says 7 hour wait. So I’m waiting. It is what it is!

Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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Rider programs

I’m at marten, due to my good driving record my husband was allow to accompany me to orientation. I renew my passenger permit every 6 months, there is no charge for the insurance.

Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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OTR Driver Sourcing..

The newest way to actually text companies and talk to other drivers that work for that company is to use driver pulse.

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Another freaking accident. What are my options at this point?

Just dang! ……..leave everyone hanging!

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Do local CDL-A or B jobs use pre screens?

Heavens NO! The reason for the warnings are for their insurance costs and the company doesn't want to go to court for lawsuits with dangerous employees (drivers).

Why the two warnings?

Is he gonna answer you? How does one know they have warnings on a companies score?

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