Profile For Donna M.

Donna M.'s Info

  • Location:
    Waynesville , GA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

  • Social Link:
    Donna M. On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 8 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 day, 17 hours ago

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New HOS Rules -Can You Help Us Out?

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I left out what the rules are because I was concerned that folks would get themselves in trouble if they use it the way we say it can be used and their company doesn't like the way it's being used. Maybe I should just put it in their with a caveat. What's everyone's opinion?

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Prime seems to have a location lock. If I'm not at a shipper or receiver yard move doesn't even appear on the screen.

Rob, I’ve never had that problem. But the truck does have to be on to switch to yard movement.

Posted:  2 days, 23 hours ago

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New HOS Rules -Can You Help Us Out?

I use the 2/3 hour extension almost every day. As reefer drivers spend a portion of the day in docks. It’s simple, I’m allowed 11 hours to drive in a 14 hour day. If I’m sitting in a dock 2:01 hours or 3:01 hours not driving, I regain those hours. I always use off duty cause u can’t pc in sleeper. However at prime this only works once in a 14 hour period. And the accumulated hours remain on your 70 .

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Should I keep my CDL?

Wow! How much are u gonna owe them? I’d keep my cdl there’s lots of local jobs, like dump trucks and waste management that require cdl’s . Thought u would make it once u started to get in a routine. Really sorry!

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Any Federal Law for Right on Red?

Actually I don’t think a school bus nor a truck with hazardous material can turn right on red.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Hey pj 🤣

Pj got special question for u? ......... Where is the Pilot in Lagrange Ga. signs on exit reads there is one there and gps but I have never found one.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Huge Announcement: Road Pro & NBC Today Show

Wow! Are u still gonna know us little folks? dancing.gif dancing-banana.gif dancing-banana.gif dancing-dog.gif

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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If your goin thru okc be safe this morning

Here in Tulsa it’s snowing on top of all the ice. I’m suppose to be heading to Joplin. I understand Prime lost a driver this morning in the Texas pileup. Prayers!

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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If your goin thru okc be safe this morning

I made it to Tulsa and got unloaded about 16:00 today. When I crossed the state line Into Oklahoma everything changed to solid ice. Saw one truck looked like he lost it on the ramp was smashed up on the embankment.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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If your goin thru okc be safe this morning

U made it to Memphis today. Drove my whole 11 today, to cut the miles off tomorrow. I’m gonna drive day hours and take my time. The weather looks like next two days are gonna be ugly!

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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If your goin thru okc be safe this morning

Thanks I’m a Georgia girl have gotten better with the snow but ice and wind! Sorry prime no go!

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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If your goin thru okc be safe this morning

Oh crap and I’m heading that way. Suppose to be there by Wednesday night.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Any advice on backing in to tight spots

I’m by far the worst and slowest backer out here, and I’ve been at it over two years. There are little tricks that make it easier. Pull up to your door look to your right what is directly in front of your door that’s your land mark. Now look how the others drivers are parked directly on the line so many inches away are there any tire markings u can guide by. Then do your setup I’m a light weight so I only pull up one and a half trucks then turn out, but if it’s tight do not get to close to stuff on your right, give yourself some room. I can’t do a set up and back directly in, I do what I call the wiggle, turn the wheel a little left a little right that trailer will wiggle right in there. And if you’re still all wacky then pull directly toward that land mark and straight back it in. I don’t get much back lash from other drivers, cause I’m a woman. But at small places I can guarantee u I’ll get the hardest dock, by the concrete wall, the steps and the lumper will stand and watch if I’m gonna get it in. I just wiggle my way in. And if you’ll think about wiggling while u are backing, will take a lot of stress out of the situation!!!

Posted:  1 month ago

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So I got a warning yesterday!

Guess this was a learning experience for me, as I’ve never had any contact with any law enforcement. I told him 3 times I wasn’t speeding! He never said I clocked u, or what speed he felt I was going, just I looked like I was going over speed. Just really felt like it was a raw deal!

Posted:  1 month ago

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So I got a warning yesterday!

You should have handed it back and demanded that he write you a speeding ticket with confirmation of your speed by either radar or pacing you off, thinking it looked a little fast doesn’t count. You’ll also want to confirm that the warning doesn’t count against you.

You know if my husband hadn’t been with me, I’d probably been more weary of him. Just a reg white 150 truck no markings no name tag but he did have code for email and the paper he gave me is official. I guess his drug and alcohol assessment was getting in my face.. because he didn’t give me any type test.

Posted:  1 month ago

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So I got a warning yesterday!

I’m riding through this little place abbeville, sc. I’ve got a white truck with inside blue lights behind me, I pull into median . He gets out has a brown sweater on so I’m not sure what Dept he was from. He comes to the door says he’s sc dot okay. Ask if he could open my door. Sure! He gets up on the step like right in my face. He said u know the speed limit here? Yes sir 35 that’s why I was going 33 to 35. He said looked like u we’re going a little faster than that! No sir! He said can u email me your logs? Yes if you’ll give me your code. So, he says I’m doing a level 2 which is a walk around and a level 3 which is your logs. Sits in his car about 30 minutes then brings me a paper to sign. Level 2 no violations, level 3 no violations, warning 1 to 5 miles over posted speed limit, drug and alcohol assented as negative. I just signed the paper and left. I guess he was gonna get me on something.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Thought I was going to die

Last night I was in one of my secret spots in Atlanta, it a ware house that went out of business and the old employee parking lot is wide open. I’m parked about two hours later a flat bed parked. I guess he thought he was the only one knew about place. He’s slamming doors and talking, I just turned the apu on and went back to sleep. The only time prime drivers don’t sleep well is when we have a dry load!

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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What the actual hell did I get myself in to

Prime company drivers have to request reefer fuel. I usually just pay for it and get reimbursed, I hate waiting! But if u aren’t getting at least 8 hours of straight sleep, could become a dangerous situation.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Famous Quotes on Trucking Truth

G-town.... Watch your wagon!

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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How to contact a member

I follow TT every morning when I wake up around 5am and throughout the day. When I look at the GPS tracker and see one of the members has updated their location close to me how do you contact them? It would be great to be able to say hello in person to a fellow TT member that you have read, followed or would like just to meet in person. I am not very computer savy but surely would love the opportunity to say hi in person to any member. For example, Donna M. shows as 19 miles from me on the GPS tracker and a short drive to say hello would be wonderful. Thanks for any help drivers.

Really sorry that I missed u. I added a text number to my profile. Now that am in the SE region, I drop now to Florida about every two weeks. Drop me a text, would love to sit and talk.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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16 hr day legally?

It only extends the 14 hour, one can still only drive 11 hours. As a reefer driver I love it.

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