Profile For Donna M.

Donna M.'s Info

  • Location:
    Waynesville , GA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 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:  1 week, 5 days ago

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First at fault accident

What did safety say to you? You talked to your fm? And do a micro 38 ?

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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First at fault accident

Man if they charge u for leaving the scene! Far worst than the accident.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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1099 companies

Technically it was and still is not legal to pay a company driver by 1099. He is not a business with assets at risk, nor have choice of loads. There is tons of information on google. Basically as a 1099 employee u will receive no company benefits including your employer will not pay any portion of your taxes, social security, Medicaid, workman compensation.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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My truck.

How many miles should u get out of shocks and a front end alignment? My truck has gotten were it drives rough, I've had tires changed but nonething else to the front end in 3 years. Is there something else I should look at or should I just take to a shop and have them check it over?

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Does prime currently do hair follicle test?

Prime does urine, not sure if it's a five panel or 10.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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What Company Sponsored CDL School has a Truck Simulator to train on?

Prime does! They are set up as automatic transmissions. However u will still practice on the pad. And of course have a road test.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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New blame being named for driver shortage

I read an article that stated with the driver shortages companies continue to allow sexual harassment against women to keep women out of the industry. Everybody is selling something mostly BS.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Need advice!

Happened to me too right in that area, except I was already stopped with flashers on for another accident. Hit my trailer head on, not paying any attention what so ever. Not preventable. You can't make people get it.

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So yesterday morning I'm traveling south on I-85, mm 86 about 2 miles before Bill's truck stop. I got the cruise on 58 mph, traffic is real light, two cars on my left just passing me. I felt a thump, look out the mirror car in the Highway sort of spinning and car parts flying. I told my husband I think he just hit my trailer. I pulled over run to the back of my trailer glass all over my dot bumper. The car is about a half mile behind me, but it now off the road. I'm calling 911 my husband is going to see about the driver. . 911 asked if any injuries I said other driver has to be injured his car is destroyed. She said hold on other party is calling in he said no injuries. North Carolina state trooper was there in seconds. He stopped at car! I called my dispatch in seconds safety from PA called asked if I was okay, then safety from Springfield called. Finally the officer came to me. I'm like what happened? He said I call it distracted driving at a high rate of speed. What? Driver said he dropped something, reached for it and never saw my trailer till he hit it! By this time my nerves were getting the best of me, I was actually shaking! Trooper was like I want u to sit here till you calm down. I been over this all day yesterday and most of the night , trying to figure what I could have done different, what I could have done to have prevented this accident.

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I can kinda see someone running up on a stop vehicle, but one going down the road at 58 miles per ?

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Need advice!

Yeah, you'll have the shakes & can't close your eyes at night for a bit. But the driver admitted to the trooper that he wasn't looking. It's really hard for the rear ending person to blame the guy in front.

What could you have done? Keep an eye on your mirrors. Every car around you, front, side and back is something to pay attention to. Trucks are usually slower than the rest of traffic, so in a way you are traveling backwards on the freeway. Pay attention to the direction you are moving (backwards) and watch out in that direction.

If you see a car in the rear view, keep an eye on them till they pass you.

That's the thing I'm always watching cars behind due to I'm slower than most ( or everyone) two cars had just can around were about even with cab , but never saw this guy coming. However if I had seen him, and had braked might of made his hit more severe on him.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Need advice!

Nothing you could have done. Let it go. You aren’t the one that did something wrong. Just thank god everyone was ok!!!

Pj, you are so right ! Thank god the guy was okay. I didn't actually meet him but trooper assured me he was okay, said air bag scraped him up but he refused medical. I know what a tremendous vehicle we drive But it was barely a jolt to my truck and destroyed his car.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Need advice!

Perhaps I couldn't but this is my first accident and I've just having a hard time shaking it!

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Need advice!

So yesterday morning I'm traveling south on I-85, mm 86 about 2 miles before Bill's truck stop. I got the cruise on 58 mph, traffic is real light, two cars on my left just passing me. I felt a thump, look out the mirror car in the Highway sort of spinning and car parts flying. I told my husband I think he just hit my trailer. I pulled over run to the back of my trailer glass all over my dot bumper. The car is about a half mile behind me, but it now off the road. I'm calling 911 my husband is going to see about the driver. . 911 asked if any injuries I said other driver has to be injured his car is destroyed. She said hold on other party is calling in he said no injuries. North Carolina state trooper was there in seconds. He stopped at car! I called my dispatch in seconds safety from PA called asked if I was okay, then safety from Springfield called. Finally the officer came to me. I'm like what happened? He said I call it distracted driving at a high rate of speed. What? Driver said he dropped something, reached for it and never saw my trailer till he hit it! By this time my nerves were getting the best of me, I was actually shaking! Trooper was like I want u to sit here till you calm down. I been over this all day yesterday and most of the night , trying to figure what I could have done different, what I could have done to have prevented this accident.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Cvsa blitz

Post from another page! Next week begins a CVSA enforcement blitz with a focus on speeding and other dangerous driving behaviors. Last year, over 2000 CMVs were put out of service and MANY citations written. 2020 saw a significant increase in fatalities, with speed the dominant factor, and states lost a TON of revenue when no one was driving, so expect AGGRESSIVE enforcement efforts. NOW is the time to: Use your cruise control! Stop before crossing state lines to walk around your truck and be sure everything is as it should be. Do NOT accept a "warning"---it is a CONVICTION, and cannot be contested in court. Instead, respectfully request a citation and court date. Your CDL is your livelihood, and points on your MVR can make you uninsurable, and so unemployable. If you get snagged, or want to protect your CDL proactively, I can help. Be safe out there!

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Well my day is off to a rough start

I've always struggled when there were no lines. Sometimes you can use the cuts in the cement. Sometimes you just have to get out see what angle the trailer is so you know how to straighten. I will look for a point in front of me a trash can, a car anything directly in front to aim for and center my truck for that point!

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Let me see if I understand...

Yes but if splitting 2/3 and 7/8 the 7/8 must be sleeper!

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Happy Independence Day!

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Happy 4th!

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Schneider

Geez what a first week! Sounds like you have more than one problem, you aren't watching your mirrors! You didn't SEE your trailer slamming into the back of your truck, you didn't SEE your trailer hitting another trailer! There are plenty of places u can't swing wide enough in one movement. You'll have to stop and readjust for space u have. If u don't learn to watch your mirrors u will continue to hit things!

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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O/O truck

It only took Kearsey about 10 minutes after my post to call me and get my thinking straight. I've just been thinking about a new truck, getting out of a light weight! These guys offer brand new trucks with all the bells and whistles and .60 cpm. However if I figure my bonuses I make way better than that plus I get a good bit of extra pay, a gift from from my fm, i guess never questioned it! I can't see, changing fm I don't believe prime would be the same under a different fm. I think like a company driver more miles more money! O/o think less miles on the truck more money on the load. That would be a problem. And as Kearsey said we're company drivers, believe it not we're not use to being micromanaged. I receive a load run it the way I want as long as I make the appointment, then receive another. Very little interaction with fm. I may be a little to forward....or outspoken to deal with a middleman.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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O/O truck

I've been asked several times in the last months about driving for o/o ? I would still be a company driver. Can anyone tell me how this works and the pros and cons?

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Extremely productive hour.

You're traveling at the speed of light! Your logs look so totally different than mine.

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