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, 3 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 week, 1 day ago

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Am I too old to get my CDL

I got my license at 55. I’m 57 now and ain’t no way I’m quitting this gig . I love it out here.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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My story

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Posted:  3 weeks ago

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My story

Kj don’t forget what u were taught in safety class. Heavy rain, snow, ice, fog and heavy congested traffic—slow down. Take ramps at half the posted speed. U probably had a lease trainer. They have a special set of rules. 1. Drive 65 at all times to make money 2. Drive 65 to save fuel (totally inaccurate) 3. Drive 100 miles out the way to avoid toll 4. Never touch the brakes they cost money 5. Never run with lights on in the daytime, they cost money 6. Never use the wiper fluid it cost money Lease drivers claim to make more money than company , if so they dang sure CHEAP! I’m company I run at 58 mph, I run between 2700 to 3200 miles per week. It’s all about time management. Time management is the way to make money.

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Highlight

So I’m sitting at Walmart getting unload. See three identical trucks come in. They look real nice, graphics on truck and trailer. So I look the company up cause I’ve never heard of them. It’s highlight motor freight. They are out of Canada but run west and mid west US. Guess they made a wrong turn cause we in NC.

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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My story

A little tip! When u do your road test for CDL , u will most likely will go back through industrial and end up at stop sign in front of inbound. Stop at the sign and then let examiner know u are gonna roll forward to check traffic otherwise u will get points for rolling a stop sign.

Posted:  1 month ago

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My story

Geez u got to learn the first law of trucking, hurry up and wait! Believe me it’s the hardest part of the job. First u have a trainer, some people don’t get trainers and do pad training. Now that there are smaller classes perhaps there are more psd trainers. Trainers do things different, some will take u a couple hours out bobtail so u can get feel of truck, then a few hours with a empty trailer. Then he’ll get y’all a load. Just remember this guy’s job is to get u through psd, he won’t be compensated till u finish psd and get your CDL. And if u pass your cdl on the first try, he gets a nice fat bonus. So don’t worry he’s gonna be giving u lots of attention. Prime didn’t bring u there to send u home. Unless u fail drug test or review and you’ve got that done. The week I came to prime it was the biggest class they had ever had 275 students, we did everything in shifts. I think there was about 200 of us after orientation week. Prime got us all through psd and tnt. Don’t worry prime will take care of you. I’ve been here two years and prime still takes good care of me.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Busy week!

Last week was a crazy week for me. Two year anniversary at prime. Got my two year safety award. Guess getting stuck in mud months ago didn’t count against me. Got a new DOT card, and my third random drug test. For the first time in two years I got sick on the truck, I mean like 24 hours of vomiting, hanging out the door sick. I survived and it’s a new week!

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Interesting conversation with a driver

Now why would he talk ugly about Georgia? Lived there all my life haven’t got a ticket. Been driving a semi almost two years no ticket. We’re really nice people in Georgia. 😇😇😇😇😇

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Hi y'all from Buda, Tx!!

Really, are u guys receiving fan mail , now???

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Good time to ask Prime for dedicated?

Prime is a large company, let’s say 8000 drivers and I’m sure at least half would like a dedicated route. I heard the wait is two to three years and that’s for drivers with 5 to 6 years with prime. I’ve been with prime two years July 9, I run SE area about 90% of the time, I’m from Georgia. However there are times I pick up in the south and go out of my normal area. U could try going with one of Prime’s smaller companies. The odds would be better in your favor. But you’re gonna have to have that talk with your fleet manager,

Posted:  4 months ago

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Thanks Veterans!

Yes I lost a Grandfather and a Great Uncle in WW 2 . However when I think of those that didn’t survive, I can’t but think of the ones that did. Young men barely of age that lived through such fear, horror , death and despair. Each had to have felt a death of part of their souls. That’s why I said they know the real cost of freedom.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Thanks Veterans!

Just want to say thanks to all the veterans! Y’all are the ones that know the real price of freedom!

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Backing delimma

If I can learn to back anybody can !!! Get the back of trailer pointed where u want it to go. If it’s not go back around and do it again. If set up isn’t good you just asking for frustration.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Fired for accident

How did u do that much demand at 3 mph? Where u actually backing or ran into a truck? Where was your trainer?

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Low brokerage offers for Owner operators

Thanks for coming to this site to post. You have affiliated what has always been taught here. Go company , stay company! We are still making the same cpm we were before this began. But, by all means turn down them loads, supply and demand doesn’t stop. One of us will be glad to grab that load. I’m confused on the point months back o/o were complaining about government involvement in trucking. Telling them when they could drive, how long and when to take a break. But now o/o are tooting their horns for the government involvement.

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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For those with Prime, Inc or knowledge of company driving.

Rob -

What kind of drug test at Prime?

Urine test!

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Arizona new driver home time.

Old School, I read your first response. I thought that doesn’t sound like Old School. Then u came back with the second response. Yep that’s Old School explaining the basics.

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Magnastop??

Hey guys,

I'm finally getting my own truck next week after upgrading a while back. I'm currently ordering/thinking about everything I want on the truck. I heard about the device called a MagnaStop from another recent upgraded newbie at Prime. It supposedly allows you to get the pins in the correct hole every time on the first try.

Does anyone use this? Its 50 bucks...not bad but still thought I'd get a couple other takes on it if I could. I've never guesstimated when sliding before. Not sure how good I'll be at it.

https://www.magnastop.online

A lot of prime trailers have the stop bars on them. But after a couple of months u won’t need that stuff. You will get a feel for the movement of the trailer. I wanted one when I first started , glad I didn’t buy one.

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Truck Parking; Carpe Diem

Oh sorry , is this still trucking?undefined

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Not having a ton of fun this week

Why do u have so much on duty time?

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