Magnum ltd - fargo, nd

Discussion in 'Discuss Your Favorite Trucking Company Here' started by Interplanet Janet, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. Interplanet Janet

    Interplanet Janet Light Load Member

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    Ok, I've kept my company quiet, and out of the spotlight for long enough. I've made the mistake in the past of crowing about a company - only to have them belly up like fish in a toxic lake. But it's been well over a year of employment here, and I have yet to find a serious beef. This company is AWESOME! I stumbled a bit when I first came aboard - as with anywhere - but once I found my footing, I've been running some serious "non micromanaged" miles. I for one, like that a lot. Let me share some of my experience thus far. Home time? Ya got it (within reason). Let them know ahead of time and your there. Pay? Ya got it. Be a strong, safe runner and you will make .50 a mile. Benefits? Meh - my health insurance sucks a bit, but it's not Magnum's fault. I lay the blame with Obama and his "tax increase" on the average working Joe. $500 a month is paid out to an insurance plan that I can't even access until my out of pocket cost's rise above 5K. Anyway - Region preference? I prefer to stay out of the NE, but will run it if they need it. We don't have HUT stickers, so NY is a thing of the past. Forced dispatch? Not really, but you want to be a team player here. When it comes time to request a region or freight lane, it's yours - due to you being a team player! Equipment? I'm currently in a 2015 Pete pulling a 2015 trailer. We don't operate junk - PERIOD. If ya manage to adopt some equipment that's not up to your standards, well, thank another driver for not reporting it. If it's broken - it will be fixed! Dispatchers? I have my favorites, and so will you. As far as I'm concerned, out of 5 - we have 1 outstanding, 2 capable, 1 marginal, and 1 who I can't politely classify. This is an ever evolving opinion amongst drivers, though. Management? Good, and the one I would most likely of critiqued has resigned recently. But it is an open door policy for everyone. This company also tends to value your thoughts and opinions on transportation matters. They also have Dedicated and LTL positions available, sign on bonus, and trainers too - for you newly minted CDL holders (why bother going to a starter company?). And, lastly....APU's are standard. I love my apu...............
     
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  2. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I believe they merged with Caldwell freight lines in N.C. awhile back, correct ?
     
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  3. ineedajob

    ineedajob Light Load Member

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    That is going to be the first company I apply for when I graduate cdl school
     
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  4. Interplanet Janet

    Interplanet Janet Light Load Member

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    Haven't heard of this in Magnum's history rundown, I'll look into it,
     
  5. Interplanet Janet

    Interplanet Janet Light Load Member

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    Go for it! I wish they were an option when I was a grad...it would of saved me a lot of grief!
     
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  6. ineedajob

    ineedajob Light Load Member

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    If they'll hire me straight out of school then I'd be happy to give them a try
     
  7. enicolasy

    enicolasy Light Load Member

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    Thx for the info so far O.P.

    Any possibility of 2 weeks out?
    Average length of haul/trip?
     
  8. mnmover

    mnmover Heavy Load Member

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    These are people from North Dakota that started out with Flatbeds with removable sides hauling grain and steel. Then went to reefers, and then started a LTL division. Now they do most of the midwest with various terminals, have good freight and always seem to be growing. They pull a lot of long doubles in ND, and SD and Montana and it looks to me like they have their DUCKS in a row. Negatives, e logs.
     
  9. ncmickey

    ncmickey Road Train Member

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    I started with Magnum in July. Very happy so far. I live in NC and never a problem getting home. No lies or bullcrap. Good description Janet.
     
  10. ineedajob

    ineedajob Light Load Member

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    You mind giving us a run down of your experiences with them thus far sometime? There's not alot of info about them from a drivers view. It would be appreciated.
     
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