Magnum ltd - fargo, nd

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  1. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

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    Thanks Ray. I already got me one. Can't depend on any company to provide dash cam video for your defense.
    This new job seems great. Starting this afternoon. Very much communicate well with the owner. Hoping this is one of the exceptions to employment around here. There are some. Most are just awful. Right now I'm thinking maybe this was the answer for me. I didn't know it? I may very well be happy here for the long term. It's a medium size company. Not from here. Working out of several cities around the country. Got 32 drivers here. I will be going out overnight, a couple nights a week. That's good. I like that. Loved OTR.
    Had a humorous thought. Schedule like my first job. Only my home isn't a truck stop in Denver.
    I tried mowing my lawn yesterday. Had to stop so many times because of pain in legs. Took me 5 hours to do what should take an hour. I'm feeling generally better today. Rehabilitation hurts.
    On that CSA score. Am thinking part of the problem is the service they use to report it. They added to what is there. Creatively made it look as bad as they can for the driver. Like adding: Violation of Local Laws. I never violated any local law. When it was DOT wanting it to be none of FMCSA's business. It was much more between my Company and DOT, than DOT and myself. That's what DOT said at the time. No CSA points against me. DOT didn't allow them anything to rationalize any points against me. It was something addressed to the company with a fine. But I had to be on there as the driver. They wouldn't let the truck go until the company paid the fine. And these idiots added that I must have violated local laws. It's a lie. They added it as a violation on an inspection. When my inspection was clean. Can't do anything about them. I'm still gonna work on it. Might be wasting my time. No need. But still want to get the actual FMCSA report straight and correct.

    EDIT: In case you're wondering. My first job after getting my Class A was awful. The company was good. Upper management great to me. But from the terminal manager on down was generally awful. Trailers in awful shape. Didn't do diddily to teach me how to drive. Just turned me loose in Denver. I had to figure it all out myself. Then 6 weeks after I started Class A driving. I got nailed with 32 csa points. It wasn't that I didn't know. It was that I couldn't get anything fixed. I found out through that, how to get stuff fixed outside the company, out on the road. It was constant problems, every stinking run. It was Tony who convinced me to stay for a year. Regardless of my CSA score. Would show better that I put up with it. Showed that I'm stable. So I fought for a year. Every last stinking run, it was something else I had to take care of. I can remember replacing 7 tires on trailers in a month at Loves. I could go on and on and bore you.
     
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  3. Ray Strack

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    Well you certainly have my condolences. I wouldn't have stuck it out with such a crappy company. I certainly wont/will not. I did a bunch of research trying to find a good company to start with and mitrucker sent me this way. Only left because I was offered better for my situation. Less than 1 year. Went to R+L and left them after 3.5 weeks because of crap equipment and just how they operated. Love where I am now. Great equipment, treated with respect, valued, nice yards and barns. Hard to believe if a company can top this. Passed my one year mark and have no desire to leave or even look.

    Everyone understands leaving a company because its a bad fit or just a life sucker these days. Anyways, best of luck and I hope things work out. The only thing that matters in this life is that you're happy where you're at, and what you are doing. Life is too short to be miserable or feel trapped.
     
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  4. WesternPlains

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    For any new drivers. Those 32 csa points were only 2 violations. They take the points assigned. Then multiply them because you're first year. That's how it was 32.
    After that. Knowing how to get things fixed on my own at a truck stop. I gained zero CSA points. Zero. I went crazy getting stuff fixed on trailers for the remainder of the year. This while delivering on time. Oh...that's Zero until 15 months later, dash cam video denied that would have definitely beat a bad traffic ticket.
    It's all to put 100% responsibility on the drivers. Zero on the companies. That's why DOT hates their step child, FMCSA. DOT told me it's funded by the companies.
    Try to turn in a trailer to get fixed after a run? Ignored, completely.
    You should appreciate Magnum's shops. They do a great job. They look out for you.
     
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    What model did you get ?
     
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    Thank you Ray. I really should accept all responsibility myself. There were Red Flags. I tolerated them. Wanted to do pneumatic tanker. I had Red Flags before. Then even the first day. More Red Flags. I should have walked out then. It is all my fault.
    And as far as sticking it out, Ray. I've grown less tolerant. That's exactly why I left Oil Field after two months. No violations. But just a matter of time till trouble with DOT.

    BTW... Beat you to ND, Scooter. Did a run to Dickinson last night with the owner. Two trucks. Got a Red Flag here. He's insecure. Need to have a long talk with him. Otherwise everything great.
     
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    This particular one ( Rove Brand ) interfaces with Google Maps to
    detail and store every thing ... it would be an open and shut case
    in a court room

    See >> @ 06:50

     
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    They keep making them better all the time.
    I would love one with an extra external camera. One that I could easily attach to the back of the trailer for backing.
     
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    When I was shipping and receiving manager in a previous life, it always seemed like the r&l driver was always in a hurry and usually in a crappy mood. We used r&l, FedEx, roadrunner, Estes, Pitt Ohio, you name it and we used it. But whenever r&l picked our stuff up the driver is rotated a lot and they always seemed to be in a hurry and under pressure.
     
  11. Ray Strack

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    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B077B25H9K?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title

    I grabbed this one. Added a 128g sd card, the suction cup mount for $7 and went to HD and grabbed some of that 3m plastic velcro to put on the mount so I can just add/remove from my window. The suction cup is for when I run in a truck that is a loaner that isn't state side or if mine is in the shop.
     
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