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, 1 month 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:  3 days, 7 hours ago

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Hi y'all from Buda, Tx!!

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

Posted:  1 week, 1 day 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:  1 month, 2 weeks 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:  1 month, 2 weeks 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:  1 month, 4 weeks 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:  2 months, 1 week 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:  2 months, 1 week 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:  3 months 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:  3 months 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:  3 months, 1 week 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:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Truck Parking; Carpe Diem

Oh sorry , is this still trucking?undefined

Posted:  4 months ago

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Not having a ton of fun this week

Why do u have so much on duty time?

Posted:  4 months ago

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Not having a ton of fun this week

I run 2700 to 3000 per week on 70 hours . I reset when I go home about every 6 weeks. The thing to remember about recaps is , yes u only get x hours today but u have 14 hours to use that. Take the load that u spent the extra day on. If u would have started at 18:00 drove to 24:00 got your recap u could of drove 5 more hours all in one night. I’m not even sure this makes sense to anyone else.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Stresss

Actually it not the planning it’s the unplanned. The shipper that should take 4 hours takes 6. It’s all the things that could go wrong, that usually does go wrong, and suddenly having to replan. I’ve done well so far, only one load had to be re-powered due to an excess long unload. It just makes the hurry up and wait game more painful. LOL

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Stresss

Perhaps for the last year my fm has been guiding me through the process. I get a load run it and get a preplan for next load pretty much matching my hours. However in the last month much of the time I have two or three preplans on me. Now, it’s up to me to plan the loads so I will make the next load and then the next load. Maybe this is a new learning phase for me, but dang it stresses me.

Posted:  5 months ago

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Prime Inc upgrade simulation?

I’ve never passed a sims test. Rather took a road test for upgrade. Did my annual safety last week. Mr Wally remembered me, and did make me do any sim stuff!

Posted:  5 months ago

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My first aggressive truck driver.

That’s what scared me the most, I had no way out. Once I saw him swerve I flipped my hazards on , so people behind would be aware I was slowing down. But I had traffic beside me and behind. I -10 in that area has no emergency lanes.

Posted:  5 months ago

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My first aggressive truck driver.

So today I’m cruising down I 10 headed to Jacksonville. I’m in the right lane black suv pulls beside me. He’s just riding right next to my door. I glance in mirror semi coming up fast on him. Semi gets on his bumper and starts blowing his air horn. I tap my break to come off the cruise. I can’t really brake to much traffic. SUV is still beside me. Now I’ve give them enough room either could have gotten in front of me. Finally suv gives and moves over. The semi first with his truck and twice with his trailer tried to push the guy off the road. Scared the crap out of me. Crazy people!

Posted:  5 months ago

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Upgrade question!

There is a kiosk in the lease room, has different trucks to look at. Find one u like they will give u the keys to check it out. If it’s the one! They will give u an inspection sheet. Inspect it carefully, then u turn sheet into shop. They will fix any problems. U will sign off that every thing is good . Also if u want extras like refrigerator or whatever get that done as well . All that’s left is to sign lease.

Posted:  5 months ago

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Upgrade question!

Man, I’m company and reefer only thing I can tell u is listen carefully in that class. U aren’t committed to anything yet! Once u complete the class , u have to get a truck , inspect it, and then sign the lease.

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