Magnum ltd - fargo, nd

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  1. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    I have missed partial days, but those partial days caused me to miss productive loads. 1 partial day for the A service, and the mixup getting the windshield replaced the 1st try. A partial day for the B service (called ahead as soon as I found out my reload info, but was too late to get an early slot). It ended up being 2nd shift before it was done, then the windshield replaced the following morning. A partial day missed trying to get the inverter gremlin figured out, and another partial day trying to get this weird 'pop' with the engine diagnosed. (Sounds like a gas engine backfiring thru the intake, but diesels don't do that). The inverter and the 'pop' were never figured out since they are random, and conditions couldn't be replicated. And the 'pop' doesn't throw a code. While my truck is like @Ordy19's in regards to not leaving me on the side of the road, it has cost me productive loads (partial days don't pay breakdown). Plus I have other gremlins that I haven't had looked at since they're just annoying, not safety related. I am having a hard enough time making money as it is, let alone losing time for them to chase down random ghost issues that are just an inconvenience.

    As for Poly, you could count on at least 2 or 3 down days every 15k for down time waiting for a B service (they only do B's, at 15k intervals). And count on at least 1 or 2 days down in between those services for on road repairs. When you were at the shop, you could grab a loaner right out of the gate and just leave your truck there, but it got to the point that finding a loaner that would make it off the yard and back was a challenge. Plus many of their loaners were so nasty inside that you almost needed one of the mechanics moon suit coveralls just to use it. Their loaners were waaaay more likely to strand you on the side of the road or cause you to have to stay in a motel for an indefinite period of time while a dealer tried to fix it. And all of this down time was without pay, Poly doesn't pay breakdown. Their feelings on the breakdown pay issue is simply that they pay you a higher rate for every mile, which makes up for down time.

    And yes, that $750 amount is after taxes and insurance, but before I take any on road living advances.

    I did find out that there is a closer Peterbilt dealership to home. The place use to be a truck u-pull-it junk yard not long ago. It is now a Rush Peterbilt. Rush doesn't have the best reputation, but as long as the engine doesn't fall out or the cam shoot thru the back of the engine into the cab, it should make it until I leave. That is if the shop o.k.'s them to do the work on my next visit home.
     
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  3. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    @xlsdraw is correct, paid every 2 weeks. That amount is for just my wife and I, $3000 deductible, ($30 office visit co-pay), no dental, no vision, and a strange staggered perscription co-pay amount.
     
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  4. Pigbacon

    Pigbacon Road Train Member

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    Swapping a truck would not be the end of the world.

    You were doing so well ssb.

    You can lead a horse to the Tainted Kool Aid but you can't make him drink!

    I wish you and your family luck in the next chapter of your life!
     
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  5. ncmickey

    ncmickey Road Train Member

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    One call to Paul in the shop and they have me set up with Piedmont Peterbilt for the week in July when I'll be sitting on the beach...
     
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    Pigbacon Road Train Member

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    Looks like Swift is gonna do a paving job at Maines in Arlington, TN. IMG_20160602_173002_01.jpg
     
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  7. Pigbacon

    Pigbacon Road Train Member

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    Sad part is he was safely parked on their property. They told him to leave until 7 and Voila!

    IMG_20160602_173820_01.jpg
     
  8. xlsdraw

    xlsdraw Road Train Member

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    Could have been worse. His tandems could have been to the rear.
     
  9. radioshark

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    I deliver in winston Salem Monday at 0100 to the chemical company. Do they allow overnight parking
     
  10. Pigbacon

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    They have their own fenced in parking area.
    Past the guard shack and to the right.
     
  11. Rock6531

    Rock6531 Light Load Member

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    If your talking about K Chem yes they do we you go up the hill go to the left Lehrer is a lot over that way at the end of there building
     
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