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Gordon Trucking's Blue Heart Giving Helps Build a Home

  
  
  
Gordon Trucking Employees Help Build a Home

Gordon Trucking has teamed up with The Home Depot Foundation and Habitat for Humanity to help build a new home in Atlanta, GA.  The home is expected to be completed this week and will provide shelter for a grateful single mother and her three sons. The house is approximately 1500 square feet and will have taken 6-7 days to build.

Gordon Trucking employees, Ross Cook and Chad Samsell, took a minute for a quick photo break on day 3 of the build. With hammer in hand, Chad Samsell said, "To witness the joy and appreciation in the voices and faces of this family made every nail in a board and stroke of a paint brush that much more meaningful. It is not uncommon to become so consumed with our daily routine and responsibilities that we forget there are those less fortunate in our world. To be allowed the time to take a break and give yourself and your time for others, truly brings the importance of life back into perspective."

Gordon Trucking Celebrates Driver Appreciation Week 2011

  
  
  
Driver Appreciation Week in Pacific

September 11-17, 2011 the nation celebrated Driver Appreciation week.  At Gordon Trucking, we took this opportunity to spend a week dedicated specifically to thanking our drivers for their hard work.  We fired up the BBQ at our terminals and spent the week appreciating the drivers with good food, raffles, t-shirts, giveaways, and some time for our non-driving staff to get to know the drivers better. 

Blue Heart and friends walk in third consecutive Relay for Life

  
  
  
Gordon Trucking Sumner Relay for Life

Together with friends and family, employees of Gordon Trucking and Valley Freightliner participated in the 2011 Relay for Life events in Medford,Ore. and Sumner,Wash.

Titled Team Blue Heart Giving, more than 70 participants represented GTI and VFI in the non-stop relays held on June 4 and July 29.  In all, Blue Heart Giving raised $9,723 to help fight cancer.

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.

GTI employee participates in Touch-A-Truck event

  
  
  
Touch-A-Truck

SUMNER,Wash.– Gordon Trucking employee Jim Pitman took part in the Touch-A-Truck event on June 7 at Crestwood Elementary.

Touch-A-Truck is an opportunity for local children and their parents to see and learn about semi-tractors and other large operating equipment, while in a fun car-show like atmosphere.

Other trucks and equipment featured at the event included a cement mixer, snow plow, police vehicle, dairy truck and a red fire engine provided by the Lake Tapps Fire Department.  In addition to the larger equipment, motorcycles and classic cars were also on display.

GTI's quiz winners enjoy a day out on the Sound

  
  
  
Annual Meeting Quiz Winners

In the early spring, Gordon Trucking held its Annual Business Meeting at the Emerald Downs Race Track in Auburn to share the company's past year’s performance and next year’s projected plans. One of the agenda items at the meeting is the GTI "Annual Trivia Quiz”.  All GTI employees are invited to attend the meeting to learn how the company did last year, what’s going on within the trucking industry and what we are looking forward to in the future.

The teams for the contest are made up of individual tables generally seating eight people.  The questions focus around the content presented by GTI's executives during the meeting, knowledge of operating trucks and a little history trivia thrown in to make it interesting.

Blue Heart brings holiday cheer to more than 100 local children

  
  
  
Share the Joy Medford

Gordon Trucking and Valley Freightliner’s Blue Heart Committee helped more than 30 local families in need this holiday season it its annual Share the Joy event.

In Share the Joy’s 24th consecutive year, volunteers from the Pacific, Medford and Modesto terminals lend a hand to struggling families with gifts of food, clothing and toys.

Blue Heart and friends participate in second Relay for Life

  
  
  
Relay for Life 2010

Together with friends, employees of Gordon Trucking Inc and Valley Freightliner participated in the 2010 Relay for Life events in Medford, Ore. and Sumner, Wash.

Relay for Life is an event that brings together more than 3.5 million people nationally. The movement, organized by the American Cancer Society is a celebration of the lives of those who have battled cancer and a chance to fight back against the disease.

Blue Heart's Share the Joy grows in 2009

  
  
  
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Gordon Trucking and Valley Freightliner’s Blue Heart Committee helped more than 40 families including 131 children in need this holiday season in its annual Share the Joy program.

In its 23 year, volunteers from the Pacific, Medford and Modesto terminals helped struggling families with food, clothing and holiday presents.

In Pacific, Gordon Trucking employee Brian Cowger had the privilege of delivering the supplies to local families in need. Cowger said one of the most highlighting moments of the day was delivering a brand new bike to a young boy never expecting such a gift.

GTI and VFI Employees go the distance to help fight cancer

  
  
  

Sumner, Wash – Employees of Gordon Trucking Inc and Valley Freightliner participated in the 2009 Relay for Life at Sunset Chevrolet Stadium Aug. 7 and 8.

Under the name Blue Heart Giving, 40 participants represented GTI and VFI in the relay that never stopped from 6:00 pm Friday night to 12:00 pm Saturday. Team Blue Heart raised $12,245 for the relay, walking a combined total of more than 300 miles.

The event kicked off with a ceremonial lap for those who have battled and or continue to battle cancer. Among this group was Gordon driver Glenn Hannahs. Hannahs had gone in for radiation treatment just hours before the event yet still found the strength to come join the relay.

GTI's Medford Terminal walks to make a difference

  
  
  

Employees of GTI Medford participated in the 2009 Relay for Life on May 30 and 31 at South Medford High School’s Spiegelberg Stadium.

Relay for Life is an event that brings together more than 3.5 million people nationally. The movement, organized by the American Cancer Society is a celebration of the lives of those who have battled cancer and a chance to fight back against the disease.

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