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.
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.
I’ve been with Magnum just a bit over two years. If you’re going to be be driver running refrigerated freight this is one of the good companies to work for, IMHO. Communication is very good. The driver mangers and dispatch personnel are great people and as long as you act like a responsible adult they treat like one. The only people who have been rude or condescending to me are no longer with the company. Home time is easy to get as long as you give at least 10 days notice. I’ve averaged 2750 miles per week and my pay varies from 57.5 to 59.5 cpm depending on bonuses. The bonuses are easy to obtain if you're willing to drive smart and work hard. I rarely have extended wait times at customers, usually 1-3 hrs tops and we don’t travel CA, AZ, NV, NM, or North of PA. (Rare FL runs). The equipment is all late model Peterbilt 579s (a few frieghtliners) well maintained and equipped with APUs, Inverters and fridges. My take home pay averages just over $1200 / week. My only complaint is being governed at 64mph.
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).
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.