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Robert Skorney honored as GTI’s Driver of the Month for January

Posted by Ben Orvold on Feb 12, 2015 2:43:52 PM

Gordon Trucking would like to recognize Robert Skorney as our January Driver of the Month.  Robert has been with GTI for 3 and a half years and has been driving truck for almost 5 years.  Before trucking he was a high school math and science teacher for over 18 years. 

Robert drives on the Temperature Control fleet and runs all over the 48 states.  One of his strengths is his attention to detail.  

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

Finalists named for the 2014 Professional Driver of the Year

Posted by Ben Orvold on Jan 30, 2015 11:17:00 AM

Gordon Trucking is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 Professional Truck Driver of the Year award.  The winner will be announced in the coming weeks and recognized at the 2015 Annual Business Meeting.

In order to be a finalist for Driver of the Year, a company truck driver must meet some remarkable goals set by the company for the entire year and today we’re honored to recognize these outstanding professional truck driving associates.

The finalists come from various over the road, regional, and local fleets and locations throughout the U.S.  All finalists posted a perfect service record in 2014, with no preventable incidents, a CSA score of zero and no tickets or violations.

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

David Cowan honored as GTI's Driver of the Month for December

Posted by Ben Orvold on Jan 9, 2015 8:31:34 AM

Gordon Trucking would like to recognize David Cowan as our December Driver of the Month.  David has been with GTI for almost 4 years and has been driving truck for 6 years.  Before trucking, he had jobs in construction, being a meat cutter, and also serving his country as a member of the U.S. Navy. 

David drives for the Southern California Local fleet and has a dedicated position with our Johnson and Johnson account.  His primary run is from Fontana to Inglewood, but helps out with trailer moves and other needs at the Rancho Cucamonga terminal.

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

Share the Joy delivers to over 80 children this holiday season

Posted by Ben Orvold on Dec 25, 2014 6:00:00 AM

This past weekend, employees of Gordon Trucking and Valley Freightliner along with their families, delivered Christmas Joy to 81 local children and their families.  The Share the Joy program, which is in its twenty-eighth year, is funded by contributions from both Gordon Trucking and Valley Freightliner employees.  While the focus of the program revolves around the giving spirit of the holiday, employees of the two companies have been known to host barbeque fundraisers throughout the summer months as well in an effort to reach more children. The program is also generously supported by Valley Freightliner and Gordon Trucking ensuring that we can continue to give back to our local community by helping out those in need during the holidays.

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Topics: Sustainability, Blue Heart Giving, Social Responsibility

GTI delivers Wreaths Across America remembering fallen soldiers

Posted by Ben Orvold on Dec 24, 2014 11:41:00 AM

For the third straight year Gordon Trucking volunteered to haul wreaths in commemoration of fallen heroes for Wreaths Across America (WAA).  The team drivers Ed Combs and Crystal Ahlstedt, both being veterans themselves, were honored to take the load of wreaths from Kanasa and deliver them to two cemetaries in Nevada.  

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Topics: Trucking Blog, News, Sustainability, Social Responsibility

Beryl Hudson honored as GTI's November Driver of the Month

Posted by Ben Orvold on Dec 10, 2014 8:16:00 AM

Gordon Trucking would like to recognize Beryl Hudson as our November Driver of the Month.  Beryl has been with GTI just over 15 months and has been driving truck on and off since 1972.  

In 1969, at the age of 17, Beryl joined the United States Marines Corps.  He had a dual MOS, Diesel Mechanic and Generator Electrician and spent 18 months in Vietnam.  He attributes the success he has had as a truck driver to the things he learned in the Marines.  “By the grace of God and by maintaining Marine Corps instincts, I have never been in an accident," said Beryl.

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

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

Posted by Ben Orvold on Nov 17, 2014 2:27:00 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.

Rory drives on the US fleet, which runs all 48 contiguous states.  A few of his strengths include being a great communicator, a hard worker, and his dedication to customer service. Rory is always willing to help regardless of the circumstances.  He is always willing to coach new drivers and has always stepped up to help with some difficult overnight runs when needed.

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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