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Latest Academy Class Adds Five to GTI’s Driver Trainer Roster

Posted by Scott Rayburn on Jul 1, 2015 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: News, Professional Truck Driver, Truck Driving Jobs

Louis Ekler honored as GTI's Driver of the Month for May

Posted by Ben Orvold on Jun 10, 2015 7:00:00 AM

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.

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

Road Check Week Is Just Around the Corner!

Posted by Emily Lawrence on May 29, 2015 8:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: News, Professional Truck Driver, Safety

Gordon Drivers Win At Idaho Truck Driving Championships

Posted by Bryan Austin on May 28, 2015 8:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: News, Award, Professional Truck Driver, Events

Gordon Trucking Honors Accident-Free Drivers with Safety Awards

Posted by Ben Orvold on May 20, 2015 6:00:00 AM

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. 

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Topics: News, Award, Professional Truck Driver, Safety

Michael Rossi honored as GTI's Driver of the Month for April

Posted by Ben Orvold on May 19, 2015 8:28:00 AM

Gordon Trucking would like to recognize Michael Rossi as our April Driver of the Month.  Michael has been with GTI for 3 years and has been driving truck for over 28 years.

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

GTI hosts EOBR log training sessions with local law enforcement

Posted by Emily Lawrence on May 4, 2015 9:46:59 AM

On April 2nd, GTI Pacific hosted our first Electronic On Board Recording (EOBR) log training session with local law enforcement members.  Representatives from both the Washington State Patrol and Fife Police Department participated in the same training offered to our new drivers, including a hands-on Qualcomm demonstration.  Officers and troopers were able to log in to a Qualcomm unit, familiarize themselves with the various tabs and learn how information is entered into the system. 

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Topics: Trucking Company, News, Social Responsibility, Safety

Toby Dyer honored as GTI's Driver of the Month for March

Posted by Ben Orvold on Apr 8, 2015 8:41:52 AM

Gordon Trucking would like to recognize Toby Dyer as our March Driver of the Month.  Toby has only been with GTI for 5 months, but has been driving truck since 1998.  He was an owner operator for 12 years operating under his own authority out of Clarkston, Wash.  Toby ran flatbed during the summer months hauling everything from aircraft parts to lumber and steel, and in the winter months he would haul onions.  As an owner operator, he drove over 1.7 million miles.  After he sold his truck, he hauled logs and chips for almost 4 years prior to getting hired at GTI.

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

GTI's Latest Driver Trainer Academy Graduates Six Certified Trainers

Posted by Scott Rayburn on Apr 2, 2015 11:09:46 AM

Six GTI drivers earned their certification as the company’s newest Driver Trainers following a four-day series of classes and demonstrations in Lathrop, Calif.

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Topics: News, Professional Truck Driver, Truck Driving Jobs

Zealey Jones honored as GTI's Driver of the Month for February

Posted by Ben Orvold on Mar 16, 2015 9:48:58 AM

Gordon Trucking would like to recognize Zealey Jones as our February Driver of the Month.  Zealey began with GTI a year ago, but has been driving for over 5 years.  Before driving, he worked in a scrap mill processing steel to recycle.  Zealey was born and raised on a farm in Illinois and has been operating heavy equipment his entire life.

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

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