Magnum ltd - fargo, nd

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  1. Zangief

    Zangief Medium Load Member

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    Hi justlikemarley3. I'm actually in the process of checking Magnum out too. I don't drive for them right now, but from reading a couple hundred pages on this thread, it seems like those who do work there are generally happy.

    I live about 20-30 minutes from their Coon Rapids, MN terminal, so getting home isn't a big worry for me. From what I've read, they do have a facility down in North Carolina, so getting that far south shouldn't be a huge problem. Others here will probably be able to tell you about how often they get to your neck of the woods in Mobile.

    Good luck!
     
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  3. Winnyf1

    Winnyf1 Road Train Member

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    Lol living that close to Coon Rapids would get you home regularly, if you like the freight type and don’t mind the governed speed, then you would probably like them.
     
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  4. justlikemarley3

    justlikemarley3 Bobtail Member

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    What about the pay? How’s people weekly settlement looking? I want to work there because I read all these good things about it but I haven’t read anything about weekly pay. Can anyone throw me an average?
     
  5. Zangief

    Zangief Medium Load Member

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    Yeah, I was hoping that living where I do would be a big plus if I decided to go with Magnum. That actually brings up a question for you or any of the other guys, @Winnyf1. If I went OTR with Magnum, would there be a fairly decent number of opportunities to take a 10-hour break or a 34-hour reset at the base in Coon Rapids before heading out again? If so, I was thinking that would enable me to stay out longer before really needing to come back for any extended periods of home time.

    As far as the governed speed is concerned, that's not a big problem for me. I got my start in OTR working for Roehl Transport for three and a half years. Back then, their trucks were governed at 59 mph on cruise control. If you wanted to go any faster, you could hold the pedal down to the metal and that would get you up to their "terminal velocity" of 61 mph. :)

    Finally, as far as freight is concerned, the reefer life isn't my preference, but as with any job, you have to take the bad with the good. One nice thing to be said about hauling refrigerated freight is that our country really needs it right now with the sad state of our supply chain, so pulling a Magnum trailer is helping out a lot of people. (Props to all of the Magnum drivers out there who are currently doing that!)
     
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  6. Rookiemistakes

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    That's a hard question to answer, first it depends on the Experience you have as a driver. If you're a rookie with no experience you start off at. 47 cent with a increase every two months for a yr ending at. 58 cents. Then increases every yr after that, maxing out at 5 yrs. Also your checks with not be the same every week because it depends on the mileage you do. Magnum is a Midwest company but have loads going down south all the time. They also use other load boards to keep you moving. Your home time will need to be placed 10 days advance so dispatch can start looking for a loads for you, to send you home.
     
  7. Rookiemistakes

    Rookiemistakes Bobtail Member

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    If you're worried about getting mugged or shot, stay the #### away from Jersey .
     
  8. mud23609

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    I had no issues averaging around 2800 to 2900 miles a week, at least when I wanted to, and I could have probably done even more if I had really wanted to work the system. You have choices on loads coming out of Fargo or the twin city's so once you get a feel for the lanes you can kinda pick loads that will either maximize your miles, or if you're feeling a bit lazy like I was sometimes, you can grab something shorter with some time on it and run at a more leisurely pace.

    I don't know what the pay for trainee's looks like because I hired on as an experienced driver, but I can say for sure once you get your first year of experience in you can make really good money at magnum.

    Magnum is a a very good training company, and still a pretty decent option for experienced drivers.
     
  9. justlikemarley3

    justlikemarley3 Bobtail Member

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    This answered everything I was wondering. I appreciate the reply. I would have started there last Monday but my son had Covid. Now I have to call and reschedule an orientation and trainer. Would have been nice to start already. I’ve heard almost all good things about this company. Think I might bite the bullet and go for it.
     
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  10. Zangief

    Zangief Medium Load Member

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    Just two more reasons to stay away from that part of the country. I could see going out there once in a while to get some miles, but it's never fun in the NE, IMO.
     
  11. radioshark

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    Depends on the year of the truck.
     
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