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third-party division; Magnum Warehousing; and Magnum Dedicated, the dedicated equipment and service division.
"We've got 400,000 square feet of
warehousing, and everything is just-intime," Gadberry says. "The manufacturing facilities don't want inventory on
the floor. All they want is the parts they
need to build the product they are going
to build today. We put the kits together
and pull the parts they need, primarily
in agricultural manufacturing."
Headquartered in Fargo, N.D., Magnum Cos. ship predominantly east of
Denver to Texas, the Carolinas, New
Jersey and New England. The companies operate terminals and offices in
North Dakota and South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina and portions of Iowa and Wisconsin.

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"You talk to one person at Magnum, and they can
provide access to multiple services. That is the concept, and we've had that concept from day one."
Refrigerated Fleet
Of the companies' truckload business,
up to 70 percent is refrigerated, and approximately half of that is deep-frozen.
The Magnum Cos. have approximately
400 tractors and 1,200 trailers. "We'll
provide whatever the customer needs,"
Gadberry says.
The Magnum Cos. buy new tractors
and trailers. "We order equipment on an
ongoing basis," Gadberry says. "We've
got 100 new reefer trailers coming in
this year, and we had 100 new ones
last year. We believe in having a fairly

new fleet. In the long run, technology is
changing so rapidly, we err on the side of
newer rather than older."
Tractors used for truckloads are
replaced after four to four-and-a-half
years or 500,000 or 600,000 miles. LTL
tractors can be used for approximately
seven years or 900,000 miles. Refrigerated trailers usually are replaced after
five years and dry vans after seven to 10
years, although sometimes the company
refurbishes its dry vans.
Magnum Cos. employs approximately
30 maintenance technicians who pro-


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