Gordon Trucking would like to recognize Brian Blaylock as our Driver of the Month for September, and our 8th for 2015. He has been with GTI for a year and a half and has 17 total years of driving under his belt.
Gordon Trucking would like to recognize Vicente “Vince” Chavez as our August Driver of the Month, and our seventh for 2015. He has spent 2.5 years with GTI and has been driving a total of 3 years.
Gordon Trucking would like to recognize Veer Singh as our July Driver of the Month. Veer started his driving career at GTI and has been with us for 5 and a half years. He drives on our NCL Fleet running from Northern California to Wheeler Ridge and back.
Gordon Trucking would like to recognize Edward Cruz as our June Driver of the Month. Ed has been with GTI for over five and half years. Before driving, he was a custom glass installer. Ed is currently on the Southwest Regional Fleet and runs through California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado.
Five GTI drivers became the company’s latest Certified Driver Trainers following June’s three-day Driver Trainer Academy in Lathrop, Calif.
Completing a Driver Trainer Academy certification program were Balvir Bassi, Jeffrey Freeman, Charles “Chuck” Pitman, Gregory Stefonek and William Segovia.
Bassi is a Southwest Regional fleet driver dispatched out of Phoenix, Ariz., who resides near Sacramento, Calif. Freeman is a Georgia Pacific (GP) fleet driver who resides near Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Segovia is a GP fleet driver from Medford, Ore. Pitman is a Northern California local driver operating out of Lathrop, and Stefonek is a Midwest local driver based in Green Bay, Wisc.
Gordon Trucking would like to recognize Louis Ekler as our May Driver of the Month. Louis has been with GTI for a little over a year. He started his driving career back in 1978 hauling tankers around California. During a brief hiatus from trucking in 1985, he worked as an aircraft mechanic in Palmdale, CA for Rockwell International. In 2001, Louis bought his own truck which he owned and operated for 14 years and was hauling rock and sand for construction sites in the Bay area.
Road check week is a dedicated period of 72 hours emphasizing compliance, enforcement and safety. During this time, scales that are normally closed at night may be open. Drivers should be on alert and pay special attention to all scales and checkpoints.
For the second consecutive year, three Gordon Trucking drivers competed in the Idaho truck driving championships. This year, 71 total competitors in 9 different categories, turned out to compete. Gordon was represented by Jim Cadwell, Miles Anderson and John Kauten Sr., who all competed in the 5 axle sleeper class division and run out of the Boise terminal. Kauten had previously competed in 2014, but Cadwell and Anderson were rookies in the competition.
Over the last few weeks, executives from Gordon Trucking have traveled around the country to honor our drivers that have achieved safety milestones of having over 100,000 accident-free miles or more. The annual award banquets took place in six cities where GTI also has terminals. The banquets were held in Lathop, California on April 24th, Rancho Cucamonga, California, Medford, Oregon, and Clackamas, Oregon on April 25th, Pacific, Washington May 8th, and Indianapolis, Indiana on May 15th.