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:
    3 years, 7 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, 2 hours ago

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Marten or Hellwig?

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

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days 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:  3 weeks, 1 day 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:  3 weeks, 2 days 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:  3 weeks, 2 days 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:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Hello! New here.

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

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Merry Christmas To Everyone

Very Merry Christmas!

Posted:  3 months, 1 week 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:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Looking to get in late

I thought it was a attitude thing? Geez!

Posted:  3 months, 2 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? !?!?

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Giant thank you!

Thanks for asking! I’m doing very well, walking a mile per day, no fast food , and not one cigarette since the day I went in hospital. That’s a hugh accomplishment, I was smoking 2 packs a day! Saving my cdl, has been difficult. To the point on 09/29 I left prime. I am now , seeking other companies but the process is overwhelming I’m receiving about 20 calls a day. As I’ve only worked for one company for 3 years and I’m not sure what is different at other companies

Posted:  5 months ago

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Giant thank you!

Sorry. I meant that as praying for better days for you.

Donna, sorry to hear this. Wish you all the best.

Thanks guys but I’ve decided that I’m not done trucking just yet. I’m a pretty tough old woman!

Posted:  5 months ago

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Giant thank you!

PackRat first few days I had lost all my strength in my left side, facial, arm and leg. I had not lost feeling in the side just the ability to use the motor skills . Oh course they put me on a ton of medicines mainly b Blood thinners. I jumped into rehab second day, walked out hospital on Sunday. I was released to normal activities and I made sure doctor understood what my normal was. I still have a problem with arm/ leg cordination and probably the most aggravating thing is my hair is extremely long and my left arm doesn’t what go high and assist with the hair. I have already sent Prime a complete list of the medicines, they said all medicines were approved. I would think prime will send me for a new physical, even though I had just had my year physical, two days before this happened.

Posted:  5 months ago

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Giant thank you!

Since day one of my adventure in trucking everyone here has been a positive, truthful,source of information. 08/13/21 was my 3rd anniversary with Prime. However on 08/12/21 I had my husband clean my gear off my truck, because on 08/11/21 after hitting Atlanta traffic early headed out I-20 towards Mississippi I was having slurred vision and speech. I parked my load at pilot and called 911. Yes I was having a stroke ! Was released from the hospital the following Sunday. My question is a career as a driver over? Anyone can give advice on this situation?

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Frustrating small mistakes HOS

Yard movement is the only drive time that can be edited. Why won’t maximize that time?

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Frustrating small mistakes HOS

Once again I’m confused! Why didn’t u just edit your on duty to off duty? 2 hours of off duty would have stopped your clock! I’m sure your fm knew this but wasn’t gonna suggest a edit!

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks 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:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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First at fault accident

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

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks 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:  6 months, 2 weeks 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?

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