Magnum Ltd.

(888) 401-5314

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Based on 7 Reviews

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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
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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Pros
You get a new truck
Cons
New Truck and no Pay

The company has a "Paid by Performance" program, meaning you get paid if you meet certain criteria. The criteria however, is set by Magnum, and it is not clearly defined. Ask them for a list of the criteria, you won't get one, it doesn't exist.This is best described as the "Fox guarding the Hen house". For example, one of the criteria is a " certain" miles per month. If you don't reach that goal, you don't meet their "Paid by Performance" standard. Here's the catch, "they" dispatch you. So, if "they" don't want you to reach the "Performance" criteria, they simply dispatch you on runs that fall short of the miles needed to qualify . If you need 12,000 miles to qualify, they just dispatch you on 11,000. Guess what? You don't qualify for the so-called "Paid by Performance". Sorry Driver, you're not eligible. They make money by keeping wages low as possible. Ask yourself this "Why would a company dispatch you so that you would reach maximum pay?" They wouldn't, bottom line. Why pay a driver maximum pay, when you can simply say "You didn't qualify". And, about that "non-existent" list. If you qualify for the miles, they simply say " You didn't meet this criteria". The "Fox is guarding the Hen house". They win, you lose. If you think you're going to drive for .50 cents a mile you're dreaming. It ain't gonna happen. The higher the pay, the less the miles. And, guess what, you didn't qualify. Get the picture? Here's how it works: 90% of their runs are 500 miles or less. Good pay for them and nothing for you. First, you need to load (3 hours) and next, deliver (3 hours). You would need to deliver 24 loads a month to meet the "Performance". There are only 30 days in a month driver. Sounds good until you do the math. Cut and dried , it's impossible. You will starve in a month. Oh well, next driver please. The only winner in "Paid by Performance" is a total screw job. Don't fall for it.

Currently Employed at Company: No
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  • Home Time
  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Pros
Attentive Fargo shop, above average starting CPM, decent equipment.
Cons
Hometime difficult if not MN or NC, no long-term $ incentive, CPM actually drops when there's less freight/miles. Typical reefer 0200 appointments, hours in docks without $ & limited/irregular rest.

A medium-sized reefer carrier with owner aspirations to be a big player. Tiny, region-based dispatch open standard business hours. Decent starting carrier. Top 50 CPM requires constantly calling for loads (preplans uncommon), live in MN or NC & out for 3+ weeks.

Currently Employed at Company: Yes

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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
Pay
$65,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Reefer
Years of CDL Experience
6-11 Months
Location
Fargo, nd
Currently Employed at Company: Yes
Pay
$1,100 per Week
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Reefer
Years of CDL Experience
1-5 Months
Location
Fargo, ND