Profile For Donna M.

Donna M.'s Info

  • Location:
    Waynesville , GA

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

  • Social Link:
    Donna M. On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    7 months, 1 week 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:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Time to go back

I’ve been home about three weeks, first time since I left in July. Went to see the optometrist was having a little night blindness got some new glasses. Went to regular doctor to renew prescriptions she was shocked I had lost 36 pounds s since going to Prime. My children were like “ I thought u were suppose to gain weight truck driving?” I have very much enjoyed spending time with my children, and grandchildren. However it’s time to go. I am saddened returning to Prime three of my friends that upgraded with me have quit. Each of these women worked very hard to obtain their cdl’s but....I will truly miss them.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Can I Physically Handle Trucking?

I’m a 56 fixing to be 57 year old woman. I reach a grand total of 5’3. There are things in trucking that can cause a pause in your day; however u will quickly learn easier ways to do things. Trucking is a very fast growing career for women.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Congrats to Donna & Kim!!!!

Last night was awesome such an accomplishment to get here. Rainy has given me more strength and confidence in my ability than perhaps my own family. She really knows what it’s like out there and sometimes just knowing I’m not the only one that feels that way does helps. But today is downtime and I’m thinking these people are gonna give me a truck to go out an do this demanding job by myself ..0h my goodness.

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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To all the ladies

Yah! I meet Rainy !!

Posted:  2 months ago

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To all the ladies

Happy Thanksgiving 🦃

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Prime CDL training

I would like to know if any prime drivers who went through their training knows if you have to get the Missouri permit or if you alreadt have one is the one you have ok. I'm going throught the processes with a couple companies. A few require you get your permit first. I am waiting on a call back from prime today. Also CFI and Millis. Who are processing my application. And western dairy transport says I have to have it before they will processes it. They are hiring for local drivers and would send me to a school about 20 minutes from my house in bryan/college station Tx. So I guess what I'm asking is if I decide to go with prime will I be wasting money getring my permit for those othwr companies.

As always I appreciate thw help

I had a Georgia permit when I came to prime had to take it over for Missouri.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Rough ride to California

That's not a dumb question at all. In snow heavy areas, they'll have swinging type gates (think of a park gate when the park is closed) that blocks the entrance ramps.

Always be prepared with several days of food and water for that type of situation. I also keep a sleeping bag rated to 35 below, just in case my bunk heat went out or I ran out of fuel etc. I once got stuck in a rest area for almost 2 days when a blizzard hit. The squall came on so suddenly.. complete whiteout.. I literally used my GPS screen to find the ramp going into the rest area. The 2nd day, state workers showed up with shovels and heavy equipment to help dig and pull us out.

That sounds scary. Is there enough parking spaces for everyone?

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Rough ride to California

Dumb question how do you know when they close the road ? What if there is no where to go ?

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Backing

We arrived in California a day early so we been in Barstow all day. I spent the entire afternoon backing from one parking space to another at the pilot. At the end of the day came over to flying j and parked in about the last spot. I actually can do this. Is it pretty ( no) it might take me 15 minutes but, it’s straight. I feel 100% better.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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New women drivers !

As a new woman driver what kinds of things do you find you have to work a little harder at ...me .. Landing gear some just won’t move. I find a yard dog, it only takes him a moment. Fifth wheel release pump the air bags will give so help. Back doors with the wings can be rough latching. I carry zip ties works great. Load locks for me are hilarious. I’m short they long and I’m trying to balance over my head. I about die laughing putting those dang things in. What makes your day out here ?

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Rough ride to California

Man got to see a little of it all. Wind, snow, wrecks, and speeds of 35. Can we just sit in truckstop till next spring?

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Prime what ?

Okay so I’m at 50,000 miles still making 700$ per week . Over a week ago talked to fm oh he would take care of my delay pay. Now everybody else has been getting theirs even my old roommate that came to prime the week I got my cdl. So it wasn’t on my check last week. Okay so prime owes me for 4 weeks 1200$ . I’m told no prime doesn’t pay back pay. Shouldn’t I feel screwed without a kiss? Actually I feel pretty 😡.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Prescription sleeping pills drug question

Rainy saves a lot of us around here!

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Wash out

This day just keeps getting better. Might be cause I’ve been up since 22:00 last night and really need to stay up till 6:00 in the morning so I can drive tomorrow night. But enough moaning. We are at the pilot in Salinas, now this place is nasty the bathrooms are disgusting. Have already seen two trucks get hit. And then two drivers in a fight. People just need to chill. I would definitely put this as no visit again truckstop.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Wash out

Yes u can tell it’s a old town. All the side street are very narrow. Sort of like Miami but not as bad as Newark New Jersey. I have really driven through some crazy 😝 places during my training.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Wash out

Had to drive all the way out to San Francisco to get a trailer wash out on a Sunday. Wow what an experience especially for a trainee. One side road had a very old overpass on it, It was a dip in the road under it. I pulled over turned my flashers on I wasn’t about to try it. In a few here goes another semi went right under. I was like okay here we go. What a Sunday. Winds are pretty rough in California this trip as well.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Seeking Advice About Backing

I’m another tnt trainee that can’t back and I’ve got 40,000 miles and still making 700$ per week. I drive between 550 to 600 miles per shift. When I ask for help backing he backs. I think maybe I’ve backed 4 or 5 times. Honesty I don’t see this going any where. When I asked him about upgrading he just says I’m not ready.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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O. The places trucking can take you.

My first load in training was at the caves. We had to wait outside till called. I sat there thinking about bats and slime and water runnning down the walls. However I was amazed once we went in.

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Am I ever gonna getthis backing?

The weird part is I’ve never had a problem with straight line. I watched a video before I ever started on the pad always no problems. No problems with parallel nailed them everytime. Off sets kicked my butt, and I’m starting understand why—I didn’t understand how to follow my trailer. I wanted to put the trailer in the hole but not the truck so I get all twisted up. I’m working on it!!!

Posted:  3 months ago

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Solo company truck

When u upgrade with prime get your first company truck what should I expect ? Are there any choices? Can I have a Peter built, do I have to take a lite weight. Are they stripped inside, no radio, no microwave, no refrigerator??

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