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:
    1 year, 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:  4 days, 20 hours ago

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Reflection upon my journey

I’m really good at procedures. U tell me exactly how to do something and I can do it. I passed my test first time. Did not miss a point on backing, but that didn’t mean a donkey’s butt in the real world. I could not back, was horrified to back! I was to the point I won’t go solo! But I did, I still struggle with backing, but so what? I’ve seen better backers than me, I’ve seen some worst, but I haven’t seen a perfect backer yet!

Posted:  6 days, 18 hours ago

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Something new!

Stage stop Boise exit 71 off 84 Wouldn’t be nice if all truck stops would take that attitude!

Posted:  6 days, 19 hours ago

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Something new!

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Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Still learning!

Every week I try to reflect on what experience I gain for the week. This week I made my first delivery to a store. I’ve always done dc to dc. I pulled into this Sams club, I thought I’ve got have the wrong address, or maybe dc is behind the store. No actually delivered to the store. Went okay! Today I had 43,000 # of cooking oil. Now I’ve carried beer, water, juice and milk. I’m always cautious with liquids. But this stuff felt like I was pulling a slip and slide! It would lean into the road curves. Had to drive it through Tennessee. Was really nerve racking! Was a wet week,windy, temperatures dropped, and snow in some areas. Hope everyone had a safe week!

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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New driver

Did u read the article last week five year old girl killed.. she was asleep in the bunk, car cut her mom off, she was driving flat bed with some type metal came through cab . I have 6 children and 8 grands and not one of mine are going out here. Things happens and fast u won’t have time to protect your child. Driving with a child...is distracted driving! What about school? U don’t think your gonna home school on a truck? This is a job, and life style that isn’t for some adults much less a child. We drive, sit at shippers/ receivers, eat , shower and get what sleep we can.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Dedicated

The way it was explained to me , I’m still prime company. Payed the same, detention, fuel bonus, per diem. I’ll be 5 hours from home so probably won’t change home time except maybe holidays because I know they close for most holidays. With winter, snow, ice and road closures, and the normal slow down this time of year I don’t think I’ll really be losing anything.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Dedicated

I’ve been offered a dedicated route from North Carolina to Georgia. It’s a guaranteed 2500 miles, be losing some miles. Really thinking about it for the winter months. I won’t be locked in can go back Otr anytime I want. Don’t have to change fm. Overnight parking on both sides will only have to stop for showers and food. All drop and hook. Really can’t find a reason not to try it.

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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5 ton weight limit to get to rest stop

Do y’all really pull into text spots?

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Bridge

I don’t care if I’m empty. I’m going another way!

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Bridge

0969189001571183900.jpg This is the bridge I went across few weeks back with 44,000 in box. Good things I was praying as I crossed!

Posted:  1 month ago

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Weather apps

What’s the best for winter?

Posted:  1 month ago

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What do you miss?

Homemade spaghetti, and flushing my own toilet!

Posted:  1 month ago

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CDL SCHOOL

Looks like u have overcome a lot to get that cdl ! Awesome !

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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My jacket!

Thanks everyone! I was hesitant to post cause I don’t ever want to be over confident . Confident idiots kill people, me I’m gonna keep creeping around and watching my wagon!

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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My jacket!

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Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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My jacket!

Finally got back to Springfield last week and got my prime jacket. I’ve worked hard for this jacket.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Still struggling to understand HOS

You know I didn’t realize that a bunch of rookies discussing our understanding or misconceptions and asking old timers for advice was causing anyone a headache. I promise it won’t happen again!

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Still struggling to understand HOS

I was told when I first started that once you start your clock (On Duty/Drive) you have 14 hours of which 11 is the most that can be On Duty or driving and sometime within the first 8 hours of driving but after 3 hours you must take a 30 minute rest break. After you are On Duty or driving for your 11 or whatever you are doing that day you must go for 10 hours straight of Off Duty /Sleeper Berth to reset your clock. That is the simplest way to handle 90 percent of all you will ever need for HOS rules and all you need in the beginning. At least until there are rule changes.

I’m probably the newest rookie on here. But I don’t agree with what you’re saying. The 11 hour drive is in two parts 8/3 . You can take your break anytime! Say u get to gate waiting on a door 2 hours after starting go on off duty. U will receive 2 hours back after 30 minutes and will lose the other hour if u don’t take a second break. The clock only gives 8 hours. Also u need 8 hours offduty/sleeper to reset clock, u need 10 hours to reset 14. Old School, G-Town somebody correct me if I’m wrong!

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Questions About Prime PSD Training

Excellent feedback, y'all! I'm grateful for your input. Don't hesitate to add more if you think of different ways to help a brand new driver learn.

Another concern of mine is I do not have a fridge or microwave or anything. Very basic. If you got onto a truck like this for psd would it immediately put you in a negative mood?

Hey u always do a great job on here explaining things. U will be a great trainer. Don’t worry about the refrigerator/ microwave a psd student doesn’t even know there’s a bed on a trucker! Good luck!

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Still struggling to understand HOS

All you are required TO LOG is the pretrip, per DOT. A company can add to this by requiring you to also log a post trip inspection.

Recap hours are previous Driving and On Duty combined from 8 days previous, IF you didn't burn through your clock by day 7. If you did, you need to take a 34 hour reset.

Only time I get a reset is home time. Haven’t been home in two months. I run recaps every week.

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