A full service transportation solution provider, Magnum partners with the client to achieve strategic goals by providing customized, affordable, functional and value-added logistical and asset-based services.
A Letter from Magnum's Founder, Jim SharpThe company that today is known as Magnum Logistics began life in 1989 as the entrepreneurial idea that any start-up trucking company had to have a niche in the marketplace to survive. What niche was most defensible? There wasn’t any tractor or trailer a fledgling motor carrier could purchase that every other trucking company couldn’t purchase. There wasn’t any destination a start-up carrier could serve that any other trucker couldn’t serve. And there certainly wasn’t any price for services the young company could offer that a competitor couldn’t beat. So how, then, would this start-up compete and, God willing, survive against large companies like Swift, Knight, and Schneider who have seemingly unlimited capacity and resources? Service. Top Notch, Can’t-Be-Beaten, Always On Time, S-E-R-V-I-C-E!...
It was simple; shippers would use any motor carrier, regardless of their service levels, when the economy was booming. Capacity would be tight for a while, so manufacturers and distributors would increase inventories and add warehousing so they could meet the customer’s demands. However, the minute the economy cooled off all of those same shippers would begin to look for ways to reduce their inventories and eliminate warehousing. The motor carriers with mediocre service that were adequate for helping to keep the pipeline full during times of high demand couldn’t provide the “Just-in-Time” kind of service necessary to help shippers eliminate inventories and return to shipping direct to their customers. There it was, the defensible niche and the means to prosper and grow in a weak economy, all rolled up in one simple concept: On Time, On Purpose. Over the past three decades nearly 40,000 trucking companies have declared bankruptcy or ceased operation. These bankruptcies and closures were the result of skyrocketing equipment costs, higher insurance premiums, volatility in the cost of diesel fuel, and tighter access to capital. These factors, coupled with weak demand and depressed freight rates, drove small and medium sized motor carriers from the marketplace. How did Magnum Logistics survive in this climate when larger, better-established, better-capitalized companies did not? There are several answers, but they can be summed up in one simple answer: divine intervention. When Magnum Logistics was founded it was founded on the principle that everything we have comes from God’s hand. It all belongs to Him. So Magnum Logistics would set aside the first fruits of its labor and tithe annually from its profits. God has honored that commitment by blessing Magnum Logistics with wonderful associates, outstanding drivers, and exceptional customers. Magnum Logistics is blessed with a management team that understands the value of servant leadership and putting our customers and our employees ahead of themselves. Today Magnum Logistics provides regional truckload service, freight brokerage, on-site transportation management, dedicated carriage, warehousing, benchmarking, and an array of other supply-chain management services to manufacturers and distributors and is responsible for moving thousand of loads of freight each year for its clients. The development of Magnum Logistics from a start-up to an established regional motor carrier and third party logistics provider is the result of the ingenuity and hard work of numerous people. Today, Magnum Logistics has an IT infrastructure, a network of motor carrier partners, and a group of knowledgeable, professional managers in the field that are second to none. The mission for Magnum Logistics has not changed since the companies began. Today our goals remain the same:Read more of Magnum's story
- Honor God with our time and our talents and remember from whom all blessings flow.
- Provide our customers and clients with the absolute best value possible for their transportation dollar.
- Provide our drivers with the best opportunity to use their skills and their assets to provide for their families.
- Provide our employees with the best quality of work-life possible; recognition and rewards for a job well done and the opportunity for personal and professional growth.