Profile For Donna M.

Donna M.'s Info

  • Location:
    Waynesville , GA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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    Donna M. On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 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:  1 month, 2 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:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Looking to get in late

I thought it was a attitude thing? Geez!

Posted:  1 month, 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:  1 month, 3 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:  3 months, 1 week 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:  3 months, 1 week 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:  3 months, 1 week 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:  3 months, 4 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:  3 months, 4 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:  4 months, 3 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:  4 months, 3 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:  4 months, 3 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:  4 months, 3 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?

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks 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:  4 months, 3 weeks 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:  4 months, 3 weeks 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:  4 months, 3 weeks 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:  4 months, 3 weeks 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:  4 months, 3 weeks 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:  4 months, 3 weeks 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!

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