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Gordon Trucking repeats at California Truck Association Safety Awards

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Gordon Trucking was again presented with two safety awards from the California Trucking Association on April 16 at the Grand Sheraton in Sacramento, Calif.

GTI’s Northern California Fleet that runs primarily between northern and southern California was awarded first place for local fleets in the over 4 million miles category and Gordon Trucking as a whole, received third place in the truckload over 7 million miles division.

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GTI is safest U.S. Carrier in its division for fifth straight year

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For the fifth consecutive year, Gordon Trucking, Inc. has been named the safest U.S. based trucking company in its division by the Truckload Carriers Association.

Scoring in the 100 million or more miles driven per year division, GTI competed against other truckload companies of the 25 – 50 million miles per year and 50-100 million miles per year.

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James Jones named 2013 Professional Truck Driver of the Year

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Gordon Trucking, Inc. is excited to announce James Jones as its 2013 Driver of the Year recipient.  The prestigious title was declared Saturday, March 15th at the company’s annual business meeting held at the Allenmore Golf Club in Tacoma, Wash.

James joined the other 9 Driver of the Year finalists from across the country in a two day celebration that included lunch with GTI’s Executive team at the company’s headquarters in Pacific, Wash.

Jeffrey Scharlau honored as GTI’s February Driver of the Month


Gordon Trucking would like to recognize Jeffrey Scharlau as our February Driver of the Month, and our second for 2014.

Jeff has 7 years with GTI and has been driving for over 30 years.  

Gordon Phillips honored as GTI’s January Driver of the Month


Gordon Trucking would like to recognize Gordon Phillips as our January Driver of the Month and our first of 2014.

Gordon has been with GTI for over 9 years.  Before coming to GTI, he drove heavy equipment for 20 years.  Gordon began driving trucks when he was 16 working for his uncle's refuse business.  

GTI named Best Fleet to Drive For by TCA for third straight year


Gordon Trucking was named a top 20 national carrier to drive for by the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge for the third year in a row.  The annual survey and contest, identifies for-hire trucking companies that provide the best workplace experiences for their drivers.

An official announcement was released on the TCA Web site on Feb 5.  The nomination process began in the fall of 2013 with months of interviews and scoring to determine these top trucking companies that provide the best workplace experience for professional truck drivers.

Edmundo Esquivel named as GTI’s December Driver of the Month


Gordon Trucking would like to recognize Edmundo Esquivel as our December Driver of the Month.

Edmundo began with Gordon Trucking in November of 2011 and came in with over three years driving experience. He started on the Southern California local fleet doing the Wheeler Ridge turn, which runs from the LA basin up to Wheeler Ridge and back. 

Walt Gresham honored as GTI’s November Driver of the Month


Walt has been driving just over four years with almost all of that time with GTI after a short stint with Swift.  Before that, he worked in the lumber mills near Cascadia, Oregon for over 11 years.  Walt is part of the GP linehaul fleet which runs primarily from Northern Oregon into Southern California mostly hauling loads for Georgia Pacific.  Walt occasionally makes his way into the Mountain States with loads to such places as Utah and Colorado. His strengths include being depended upon to deliver his loads safely and on time.  Walt is well aware of the trucking situations that come up and communicates effectively with his Driver Manager.

Salvador Ramirez honored as GTI’s October Driver of the Month


Salvador has been with GTI for two years now.  His only profession has been being a driver and began his career in 1980.  He is part of the SLC local fleet and drives as far south as El Centro, all L.A. proper, and as far north as Avenal, California when needed.   Sal can be counted on to deliver freight in a professional manner safely and on time.  He communicates with his Driver Manager regularly throughout the day.

For the month of October, Sal averaged 7.38 miles per gallon, with zero service failures and an idle time of 11.52, but typically averages under 8 MPG for this year. He has taken 10 safety training classes within the past year and had zero over speed instances for the month of October.

Gordon Trucking Selected as CHEP Dedicated Provider of the Year


CHEP, a global leader in pallet and container pooling services, recently recognized Gordon Trucking with the 2013 Dedicated Provider of the Year Award at their carrier symposium held in Orlando. 

Erik Mathews, CHEP transportation analyst, said, “This particular partner has consistently averaged on-time performance of 98 percent and load tender acceptance of 97 percent.  GTI has consistently been one of our best performing carriers in regards to asset utilization and their pro-active communication helps mitigate costs to CHEP and improves fleet efficiencies.  Additionally, their fleet manager, Kari Huggins, truly exemplifies what it means to partner with CHEP.  Her knowledge of our customer base and dedication is second to none and their success is largely in part to her expertise. Thank you for “Striving for Excellence” in your dedicated operations!”

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