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:
    4 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:  4 months ago

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Am I nuts?

With prime I spent one year otr and two years southeast region. When I went to marten I choice gulf coast region- east of I-35 , 4 months and I’m bored again! I’m think about going otr with marten. What’s your opinion? I’m listening for pros and cons!

Posted:  4 months ago

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Bad day, go away

Bad day 1001 for me, had a blow out on trailer inside tire. Drove to rest area waited 3 hours for the tire guy! Guy pulls the tire, giant hole in the air bag. He says I’m not a mechanic just a tire guy. So, I drive down to the petro in Glendale ky, lady says 7 hour wait. So I’m waiting. It is what it is!

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Rider programs

I’m at marten, due to my good driving record my husband was allow to accompany me to orientation. I renew my passenger permit every 6 months, there is no charge for the insurance.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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OTR Driver Sourcing..

The newest way to actually text companies and talk to other drivers that work for that company is to use driver pulse.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Another freaking accident. What are my options at this point?

Just dang! ……..leave everyone hanging!

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Do local CDL-A or B jobs use pre screens?

Heavens NO! The reason for the warnings are for their insurance costs and the company doesn't want to go to court for lawsuits with dangerous employees (drivers).

Why the two warnings?

Is he gonna answer you? How does one know they have warnings on a companies score?

Posted:  5 months ago

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Marten or Knight- Which to Choose

At marten we drive box/van, reefer or rail ! It’s a small learning curve or was for me ! Previously I’d only driven reefer.

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Can't stop thinking about driving

I have got to ask IS THIS POST FOR REAL?

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Variant trucking company.

I actually got to pull a dry box couple weeks back. I was assigned to a Walmart dc in Tomah, Wisconsin to pull Walmart loads to walmart stores. It was a learning experience I learned about bulkheads and back hauls. They put 2 stores on one truck with the trailer divided into 3 areas, 32 degrees in front -20 in the middle and 32 in the back. Run the stores then pick up a load of Nigeria water and head back to dc. One day my assigned trailer was a dry box had to ask another driver how to pull the tandems, works different from reefer.

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Variant trucking company.

I have two good friends that work there. They love it, but it’s dry van!

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Marten or Hellwig?

Marten, I’m really liking it myself over here!

Posted:  7 months ago

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Marten

Marten does not have a training program! I do not suggest this company for a newer driver! A driver that went through orientation with me, just lost his job! He had 4 months of flatbed experience, never pulled dry, or reefer. Having a box behind u makes a difference in backing. He backed into a truck on passenger side , 3 points x 3 =9 , admitted no seat belt 9 more points , 18 points on accident only allowed 12, fired with accident gonna be hard to find another company! I do like getting 17 % tax free money at prime it was only 6% to 7% .

Posted:  7 months ago

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Marten

I run reefer, most everything is drop and hook. Today up in Wisconsin, running Walmart stores drop the full one get the mt out the door and go again. Last week I ran from Florida to Minnesota, Minnesota to Texas. For guarantee pay you are only required to run five days a week. However if you manage your clock and run 7 days it’s a extra .10 cents on the mile.

Posted:  7 months ago

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Marten

That is awesome news to read about from you, Donna!

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Have you decided on a new company?

Posted:  7 months ago

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Marten

So I went with marten! Theee weeks now and it’s different! Three day orientation they pay for rental car, motel, breakfast and lunch. First check 1000$ for orientation or sign on! Since I had only done one year otr and two years SE region, I wanted more area so I choose a gulf coast region, from I-35 to east coast. This region comes with a guarantee pay of 1350$ per week. Marten is not a training company, they have a point system for accidents and the first year it’s x3 second year x2 . They use workflow through the qc for paper work now this was difficult for me to catch on to. The trucks are equipped with scanners to send paperwork in. Loads are 99% drop and hook; however if there is a live load detention starts upon arrival and is paid on that weeks check. There is always a load and a preplan on the board, weekends will be several preplan. In 3 weeks I have not waited one hour on a load. I have enclosed my paycheck for last week, it does have a 300$ bonus for Christmas, even tho I had only been here 3 weeks. Anyone thinking about marten let me know I’d be glad to share more!

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Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Hello! New here.

I’m curious about your picture! What does your crow represent?

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Merry Christmas To Everyone

Very Merry Christmas!

Posted:  9 months, 3 weeks ago

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CDL class A with bus driving experience

Driving a bus is absolutely nonething like driving a semi. A bus has no pivot spot , turn the steering wheel entire bus responds to that motion . However turn the steering wheel in semi, there’s a wing effect and in reverse trailer reflects the opposite. I would get a class A permit. U will need that to practice driving with your husband.

Posted:  9 months, 3 weeks ago

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Looking to get in late

I thought it was a attitude thing? Geez!

Posted:  9 months, 3 weeks ago

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Tell me!

Tell me something good or bad . Knight , Marten, or Kllm, after talking and talking to these companies, I have decided down to three they have accepted my application and of course wanting an answer but I can’t decide? !?!?

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