Magnum ltd - fargo, nd

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

  1. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    As soon as my wife's doctor says she is back to as normal as her knee will ever be, I am moving on. And had I known that these Pete's were going to be as troublesome as they are turning out to be...and my experiences here were going to be this disappointing, I would have never left Poly. Live and learn I guess.

    The hatred for this truck brand developed after experiencing them. It was originally just a mild dislike. I had hoped the 'all new from the ground up' 579(a line from an advert I saw somewhere) would change that opinion...but it has only proven to me that Petes are the same as International, just more expensive. It will all be water under that very bridge you speak of very soon I hope. I know this hurts the company too...which is one reason I am curious as to why they stick to buying the same equipment, not just the model of truck, but the model of engine that has proven to be so troublesome in the past for them. Someone said a while back that a member of the shop was overheard saying something about how disappointed they are in the reliability of these trucks, and how they can't believe how bad Peterbilt has gotten with their equipment quality. I believe @ncmickey quoted something a while back(in reference to me) about doing something the same way and expecting different results being a sign of insanity. Since Cummins has a better track record for building a reliable engine than Pacar, and that engine is an option to just bolt right in, instead of these boat anchors, why keep tempting fate, and risk the profits of an entire company by continuing to buy these proven unreliable pieces of equipment year after year. And no, I am not saying the boss is nuts, I am saying Peterbilt must have some darn good salesmen to keep convincing customers that these problems are a thing of the past so they will keep buying. I bet those salesmen could have sold bottled water on the Titanic, as it was sinking.
     
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  3. Winnyf1

    Winnyf1 Road Train Member

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    Good luck to the both of you!
     
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    It's 15 and 16's thus far, though its engine dependent so who knows. I'm in a 17 and so far so good...
     
  5. landene

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    Hmm ok. Guess i better give Randy or Paul a call later today. Thanks Driver
     
  6. Winnyf1

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    Wow spoke with a Holland driver this morning who has 24 yrs of driving experience and came over to them for something new, says they are paying him $0.39 per mile and he's sitting a lot...nice people just no miles.

    Well at least he has Direct TV lol...
     
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  7. Ordy19

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    All I know is in 6 months and 60k I was never broke down on the side of the road. Def filter and vents fixed had a loaner once, getting a loaner for a few days sucks having to swap some of your crap over but it's not the end of the world.

    I have a buddy who is a mechanic on Petes and Kenworths with the Paccars in them. He absolutely hates working on them. He said he just wants to sit down with their engineers and ask them why on a lot of things. Talking motor crap is like talking French to me, I put in the key and it starts is all I care about.
     
  8. supersnackbar

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    That is kinda why I was more harsh about calling the engineers a bunch of retarded neanderthals...and also why I keep bringing up the Cummins option. It's a pretty truck, but so were Prostars (when you compare them to Freightliner, Mack and Volvo), but the Maxxforce warranty cost caused Navistar to file bankruptcy, I can see Pacar going the route CAT did and just get out of the engine business if all the lawsuits come about that are pending. When I 1st got a Maxxforce, it didn't have issues but between 50-70k it got so I couldn't pass a shop without stopping for a repair, and that continued until I gave up driving International.
     
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    My company wanted to try something other than internationals, so we just got a Brand new T680 about 5-6 weeks ago to try out. It has 20k on it, and we got the recall a couple weeks ago that it will need the same done as your truck. Needless to say, the boss ordered 3 new prostars lol. At least these have a Cummins in them...and I will be getting rid of this Crapforce for one!
     
  10. iraqralph43

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    Are you saying insurance is $250 a week?...Or per month. ..If per week that's a lot....for me and wife..it's $98 per week..full health , vision and dental
     
  11. xlsdraw

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    I think they're paid bi-weekly.
     
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