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Professional Truck Driver - Winter Driving Tips

Posted by Jim Pitman on Nov 20, 2014 4:15:00 PM

It’s that time of year again; winter is upon us. It is no secret around GTI that safety is our number one priority, and we believe it is important to share helpful tips throughout the year, especially during the winter months.

It would be nice to just head south for the winter but freight doesn’t always give us that luxury.  Just when we think we are heading for clearer skies we get turned around by a “hot” load that sends us back into the cold.  Here are some “Stay Safe” tips to get you through the winter chill.

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Topics: Trucking Blog, Professional Truck Driver, Truck Driving Jobs, Safety

Rory Jones honored as GTI's October Driver of the Month for October

Posted by Ben Orvold on Nov 17, 2014 2:27:20 PM

Gordon Trucking would like to recognize Rory Jones as our October Driver of the Month. Rory has been with GTI for a little over a year, but has been driving truck for more than six years.  Before trucking, Rory was a welder at a manufacturing plant for 20 years.  He made the decision to go trucking after his youngest child graduated high school.

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Topics: News, Award, Professional Truck Driver, Driver of the Month

Gordon Trucking Drivers Added to Heartland Million Mile Wall

Posted by Ben Orvold on Nov 12, 2014 1:05:34 PM

Gordon Trucking drivers were added to the Heartland Express "Million Mile Wall" at Heartland's headquarters in North Liberty, Iowa.  The additon of all active drivers that have accumulated one million safe driving miles or more include award winners from 2007 through present day.  The 116 GTI drivers added to the wall collectively total more than 150 million safe driving miles.  This brings the collective total to 217 drivers that have achieved a million or more accident free miles. 

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Topics: News, Award, Professional Truck Driver, Safety

Gordon Trucking Announces New Detention Pay

Posted by Travis Gordon on Oct 31, 2014 1:20:25 PM

Gordon Trucking has a long, detailed history of valuing the Professional Drivers who safely transport freight in their easily recognizable blue trucks. It is these Professional Drivers who move America forward each and every day. As the trucking industry becomes more and more challenging, GTI continues to thrive on improving their policies and procedures to be best in class for their Professional Driving Associates. 

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Topics: Trucking Blog, Trucking Company, News, Truck Driving Jobs, Sustainability

Linda Bulliss honored as GTI's September Driver of the Month

Posted by Ben Orvold on Oct 24, 2014 1:58:17 PM

Gordon Trucking would like to recognize Linda Bulliss as our September Driver of the Month. Linda has been with GTI for for almost 2 years and has been driving for almost 3 years.

Linda drives for the Coke Michigan Dedicated Fleet which runs between the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Battle Creek areas.  Linda averages around 350 miles per day including between 10 and 12 drop and hooks.  It is a run most drivers shy away from due to the repetiveness and tight backing spaces, but Linda has a real passion for trucking and loves what she does.

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Topics: News, Award, Professional Truck Driver, Driver of the Month

Gordon Trucking Announces New Pay Package

Posted by Travis Gordon on Oct 17, 2014 9:56:00 AM

We are pleased to announce a new, increased pay package for all of our driving associates! This new pay package is the direct result of the safe, hard-working professional truck drivers of Gordon Trucking. Their dedication to safety, their loyalty to GTI, and their professional driving habits have produced this new plan!

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Topics: Trucking Blog, Trucking Company, News, Truck Driving Jobs, Sustainability

Gordon Trucking Receives US EPA 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award

Posted by Ben Orvold on Oct 15, 2014 10:13:10 AM

Gordon Trucking was honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a true industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. 

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Topics: News, Award, Sustainability, Smartway, Environmental Responsibility

GTI Boise Shop Now Open

Posted by Ben Orvold on Sep 19, 2014 8:06:24 AM

Gordon Trucking is happy to announce the opening of the newest shop located in Boise, Idaho.  The Boise terminal officially opened in June of 2013 with a small operations staff and recently added a recruiting assistant. The addition of the shop will help provide a full service terminal for all drivers based in Idaho, as well as those passing through on I-84.

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Topics: Truckload Carrier, Trucking Company, Terminal, News

Joe Weir honored as GTI's Driver of the Month for August

Posted by Ben Orvold on Sep 17, 2014 12:16:00 PM

Gordon Trucking would like to recognize Joe Weir as our August Driver of the Month. Joe has been with GTI for 12 years.  Before trucking, Joe owned a construction company in Colorado.  He got into trucking in 1980 when he realized he didn't like construction anymore and pursued his love of the open road.  While growing up, he was asked what he wanted to do and being a truck driver was on that list, so he went for it.

Joe drives on the NWX division which runs between Oregon and Washington.  Joe is always flexible when it comes to the changing of load information that comes with trucking.  He is also a great communicator.

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Topics: News, Award, Professional Truck Driver, Driver of the Month

Diann Ross wins Washington Trucking Association's Driver of the Year

Posted by Ben Orvold on Aug 25, 2014 9:20:00 AM

GTI was again honored at the Washington Trucking Association’s “Day with the Winners” breakfast this year, as Diann Ross won the Washington Trucking Association’s “Common Carrier” Driver of the Year award.  The award was presented by members of the Washington Trucking Association, Washington State Patrol and Great West Casualty. Emily Lawrence, Russ Tiegs, Bob Peterson and Jeremy Hall were all on hand to support Diann on this wonderful achievement.

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Topics: News, Award, Professional Truck Driver, WTA Driver of the Year