Magnum ltd - fargo, nd

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  1. Zangief

    Zangief Medium Load Member

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    I've gotten so much great information from you guys in this thread that I thought I should try and give a little back in return.

    I used to live in Coon Rapids, about 5 minutes away from your terminal there. If you are ever in town and are looking for a good pizza, check out a place called Chanticlear Pizza (address: 2835 Northdale Blvd. in Coon Rapids). Their pizza is pretty good, and on Monday nights, they have a deal where any pizza you order is 50% off the normal price. On Tuesday nights, Chanticlear has a special on their fried chicken, which I haven't tried (because I like their pizza so much), but I have a good friend who raves about it and gets it quite often. They give you 4 pieces and 2 sides for about $10.00.

    If you are in the mood for Chinese food, they have a fairly decent place right off of Main Street called the Mandarin Buffet (Address: 3390 124th Avenue, Coon Rapids). I haven't been in there for a few years, but they had a pretty good sized buffet and the food was pretty good.

    Another option for Chinese that I recommend is called the Rose Garden (Address: 2500 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids). They moved recently, so I haven't been to their new location. Their old place was very tiny, and was more for just a takeout. They did have a lunch buffet there, but it was nowhere near as good as the Mandarin Buffet. The Rose Garden does have good takeout, though, and their "House Egg Rolls" are the best egg rolls I've ever eaten. The Rose Garden is well worth trying just for those darn egg rolls. LOL.

    Anyway, that's it for now. I hope this info helps you find a good meal some night if you are looking for something to eat. :)
     
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  3. MaineRoad96

    MaineRoad96 Light Load Member

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    I love it here personally.

    I probably average $1500 gross per week, including bonuses, as long as I stay out at least 3 weeks at a time (which I do 99% of the time). I probably average 1 week off per month, so:

    40 weeks X $1500 gross = $60,000 gross per year.

    I'm at $0.58 CPM base pay but I came onto the company with just shy of 3 years experience (will be 4 years experience in several months). There's potential for $0.05 CPM bonus each month on the total calendar miles for the month as well.

    I've never picked up or delivered in the whole state of Alabama since I've been with Magnum (maybe once, I would have to check, don't think I have though). I rarely drive through the state either. That said, I spoke with a driver from Louisiana months ago and he was very happy here at Magnum, so you might be alright.
     
  4. MaineRoad96

    MaineRoad96 Light Load Member

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    Are you sure that's correct?

    I came on as an experienced driver last October and the pay scale that Tony sent me said experienced drivers started out at $0.54 CPM - $0.57 CPM base pay (I came on at $0.54 CPM and am only at $0.58 CPM because we had a 4 cent raise across the board to our base pay for the OTR division in spring).

    I'm not saying you're lying, but you registered yesterday and you have 2 posts to this forum. Just sounds kind off based on what I know about Magnum's payscale (but it could've changed since last year I don't know).
     
  5. MaineRoad96

    MaineRoad96 Light Load Member

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    I'll sometimes stay at the Coon Rapids Terminal for the night. There should be plenty of opportunities for you to do so on your 10 hour (or however long) break. You get to choose your loads out of MN, usually the MN Dispatcher (who is awesome by the way) will give you a choice of 2-3 different loads. It's not like you get a whole loadboard of options to look at, she'll give you two to three to choose from. I don't know for sure but I don't think she'de have a problem with you asking her if you can get a 34 hour reset in and just get a load for the day after tomorrow instead of for tomorrow. That might mean you may not get your preferred option for a load, but you would still be able to get your 34 reset in.

    I don't live in Coon Rapids but I've actually done that before if I have a load close to home, I'll ask for a 34 reset after I deliver and they've been cool with it. You can ask for a 34 hour reset anytime you want. The Twin Cities Metro is the perfect place for you to be if you go OTR with Magnum, you'll be through that terminal all the time. I deliver and pickup in the Minneapolis/St Paul Metro WAY more than I do in Fargo or ND in general (not sure why it just works out that way usually). Although I do drive through ND somewhat reguarly, I just don't ever pickup or deliver in that state too often (for whatever reason).

    If you end up applying, make sure to ask Tony (the recruiter), he can let you know for sure or maybe some other drivers who live in the Twin Cities can comment about taking 34's in Coon Rapids on a regular basis. I really don't think the MN dispatcher or your DM will mind though, things are really laid back here from what I've seen.
     
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  6. Winnyf1

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    I’ll have to let a current driver comment too, but when I worked there I often took breaks in Coon Rapids, I used to live in MN and enjoyed catching up with friends, a few drivers even left their cars at the terminal.

    Good luck and I hope it works out for you, I enjoyed my time at Magnum before moving on to open deck stuff :)
     
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  7. Zangief

    Zangief Medium Load Member

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  8. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh really? Are you a J.B Hunt recruiter?

    I suggest you tone down the totally unwarranted attitude. @MaineRoad96 only cited a pattern we’ve seen here before, not attacked you personally.
     
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  9. JohnBoy

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    The countdown has started.
     
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  10. MaineRoad96

    MaineRoad96 Light Load Member

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    I was only stating what the complete payscale sheet said when it was sent to me in October of 2021. @cdavis188 and I have written back and forth to each other on this thread and he's been at Magnum about a year and he's not above $0.55 CPM base pay from the last he wrote about it. So, what you're saying isn't matching up, but again I admitted in my post that my information could be out of date.

    I apologize if my reply to you came off as rude or controversial. Best of you luck to you.
     
  11. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Perhaps he doesn't realize that @MACK E-6 has the power to make his user name disappear (and can tell from his IP address if he makes up a new one from the same device).
     
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