Magnum Ltd.

(855) 594-9480

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Based on 9 Reviews

Profile

Magnum is an asset-based logistics company with the people, equipment, and technology to provide premium service at competitive rates. With our corporate headquarters in Fargo, ND and terminals spread throughout the country, Magnum Companies employ over 700 people. Magnum strives every day to be one of the best transportation providers in the business. We are large enough to have all the capabilities available to the industry, yet small enough to have personal relationships with our drivers and customers. Magnum is a locally-owned business with mid-west values.

Magnum is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace.

Salary

Magnum is hiring Company Drivers:
  • Over The Road Driver
  • Location: Midwest – Southeast - South
  • $3,000 Sign On Bonus
  • We Pay For Performance - Up To $0.62 Cpm

Magnum Offers:
  • Peterbilt Equipment
  • 53' Reefer's
  • No Slip Seating
  • Out 25 Days Per Month On Average
  • Flexible Home Time
  • Average 2,500 Miles Per Week
  • Full Benefits Package
  • Orientation Paid $290
  • Training Paid $75/day
  • Direct Deposit Paid Every Other Week
  • Paid Vacation
  • Detention Is Paid After 2 Hours At All Customers
  • Layover Pay
  • All Paid Dispatched Miles (loaded Or Empty)
  • Rider Policy
  • Pet Policy
  • Paid Tolls And Scales
  • Paid Stops
  • Job Referral Bonus
  • Electronic Logs - Peoplenet
  • Apu Units In All Trucks
  • Transflo All Paperwork

Comprehensive Benefits Package:
  • Health Insurance with HSA and FSA Options and Wellness Incentives
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance Options (Short-Term Disability Insurance, Term Life Insurance, Accident Insurance, Cancer Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, and Hospital Confinement Insurance)
  • 401(k) Plan with Company Contribution
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program

Reviews Review this Company

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Pros
Liberal home time policy, great equipment, dispatch treats you like an equal. A lot of North Carolina drivers and freight Paid detention, layover, breakdown
Cons
Medical bennies are a bit expensive. Trucks are governed at 64

Excellent reefer company. Top notch equipment. All trucks have fridge, APU, and inverter. Little to none micromanagement. No New England, NY, California, south west. A lot of Midwest, Northwest, and South.

Currently Employed at Company: Yes
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Pros
New equipment, no babysitting, lots of miles available, we are not held at terminals and forced to complete checklists before being allowed to depart. We are treated like adults here.
Cons
maintenance does a good job, but they seem disorganized sometimes about what was supposed to get done and the history of what has been done.

I'm a new driver. Within 8 months of working here I was making .50 per mile. Trucks are all blue Peterbilt. A couple trucks are different brand, but those are "experiments". Home time policy is basically go home as often as you want for as long as you want (within reason) and give 10 days notice prior. Very accommodating. New drivers to the industry start out at .36 per mile. Then we have performance pay, which is based on mileage, mpg, being on time, safety, tickets, etc. up to .50 cpm. You are reevaluated every 4 months. Hazmat is required and you get an extra .05 cpm on hazmat loads. In 8 months I've hauled 3 hazmat loads. I'm kept plenty busy. I averaged 3041 miles/week over my first 6 months.

Currently Employed at Company: Yes
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Pros
Great pay for new hires and experienced Can train to obtain CDL but with automatic tran Hires almost anywhere they run in the US Good equipment with APUs, inverters, fridge No driver facing cameras No micromanaging, let you run like an O/O Consistent miles (a few bad weeks expected) After 1 year you should average $1000+ weekly As of 2019, weekly pay rate and free health ben for single drivers Decent 401K Very rare to run Northeast region Will get you home on time or early most ofte
Cons
Maintenance shops in Fargo ND and Coon Rapids MN can be hit or miss (YMMV) Governed at 64 mph, some trucks only do 63 Freight can be sketchy at times, and getting home can be a challenge for planners depending where you live Driver communications can be challenging Driver managers are almost pointless Orientation is a joke; you'll learn the ropes on your own, so talk to other drivers and ask ?s Detention pay needs improvement

I hired on as experienced at .40 cpm, and within a year was raised to .46 cpm. That pay raise is not small increases or bonuses, but is Magnums new standard raise after a year of service. Every year after that you are raised .01 cpm. Monthly incentive bonus can earn an extra 400 to 500 dollars or more depending on how much you use cruise control, don't idle, and drive safely. Almost all Peterbilt equipment with dash cam and collision mitigation, fairly reliable trucks and trailers (Thermoking and some Carrier units). Home time is standard 1 day for every week out, 2 week minimum to go home. I stay out for 3.5 weeks at a time and easily go home for 5 to 6 days with no hassle. Weekly miles will range from 1600 on an awful week (infrequent) to 3000 miles on a good week. I've only ran up to 3500 to 4000 miles in a week a couple of times, but honestly I don't enjoy running that hard. Average is 2500 miles a week most of the year, depending on how much you contact load planners for different regions ahead of time to get different load options (sometimes they'll let you pick where or how far you want to go depending on what's available). Nearly all loads are refrigerated, with some dry hauls to keep you moving. Hazmat loads are infrequent but pay very well; Magnum will push you to get Hazmat endorsement but will pay for background check/fingerprint. Tankers endorsement is recommended as well for some bulk liquids hauled in reefer (though I'm not 100% sure about this).

Currently Employed at Company: Yes
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Pros
New trucks and trailers, plenty of work most of the time, good people.
Cons
Poor communication, junk spotter trucks, some micromanagement

Im a local driver for the dedicated division, the only real complaint I would have is that there is a total breakdown of communication between the customer, Dispatch, drivers and maintenance. Getting things fixed is a huge pain. Otherwise small things (personal preference) all the new trucks are automatics governed at 63, the spotter trucks are either in poor shape and or bare bones ill equipped and there seems to be a bit of micromanagement but that seems standard for most local jobs. Good bunch of guys to work with, no forced Dispatch within reason, if you like to work generally and like overtime you'll fit in well.

Currently Employed at Company: Yes
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  • Home Time
  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Pros
Good equipment and great home time policy. Pay is good for those who learn the lanes and stay out extended periods. Typically left alone to do your job and not micro managed.
Cons
Very slow fleet at 63 mph. When corporate has a problem with certain drivers, instead of addressing the issue with them, they tend to deploy fleet wide solutions.

On a personal level, everyone from dispatch to managment is friendly and generally pleasant to work with. Magnum wants to grow into a larger carrier. Time will tell how these aspirations effect drivers. Recent changes they have made like switching to an all automatic fleet and adding outward facing cameras with a driver coaching program are reminiscent of larger carriers.

Currently Employed at Company: Yes

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Pay
$42,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
53' Reefer
Years of CDL Experience
2 Years
Location
Indianapolis, IN
Currently Employed at Company: Yes
Pay
$20 per Hour
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Dry van
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
Coon Rapids, MN
Currently Employed at Company: Yes
Pay
$56,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Reefer
Years of CDL Experience
1 Year
Location
Fargo ND
Currently Employed at Company: Yes
Pay
$60,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Reefer
Years of CDL Experience
3 Years
Location
Currently Employed at Company: Yes
Pay
$74,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Reefer
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
Currently Employed at Company: Yes