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Joseph and Chandra Botelho named 2014 Professional Truck Drivers of the Year

Posted by Ben Orvold on Feb 27, 2015 8:53:48 AM

Gordon Trucking, Inc. is excited to announce Joseph and Chandra Botelho as its 2014 Drivers of the Year recipient.  The prestigious title was declared Saturday, February 21st at the company’s annual business meeting held at the Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash.  This is a first time a team has won Driver of the Year.

Joseph and Chandra joined the other 9 Driver of the Year finalists from across the country in a two day celebration that included lunch with fleet managers including discussions with the GTI maintenance departments and included dinner with GTI’s Executive team.

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Topics: Driver of the Year, News, Award

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

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

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

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

Linda Bulliss honored as GTI's September Driver of the Month

Posted by Ben Orvold on Oct 24, 2014 1:58:17 PM

Gordon Trucking would like to recognize Linda Bulliss as our September Driver of the Month. Linda has been with GTI for for almost 2 years and has been driving for almost 3 years.

Linda drives for the Coke Michigan Dedicated Fleet which runs between the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Battle Creek areas.  Linda averages around 350 miles per day including between 10 and 12 drop and hooks.  It is a run most drivers shy away from due to the repetiveness and tight backing spaces, but Linda has a real passion for trucking and loves what she does.

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

Gordon Trucking Receives US EPA 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award

Posted by Ben Orvold on Oct 15, 2014 10:13:10 AM

Gordon Trucking was honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a true industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. 

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Topics: News, Award, Sustainability, Smartway, Environmental Responsibility

Joe Weir honored as GTI's Driver of the Month for August

Posted by Ben Orvold on Sep 17, 2014 12:16:00 PM

Gordon Trucking would like to recognize Joe Weir as our August Driver of the Month. Joe has been with GTI for 12 years.  Before trucking, Joe owned a construction company in Colorado.  He got into trucking in 1980 when he realized he didn't like construction anymore and pursued his love of the open road.  While growing up, he was asked what he wanted to do and being a truck driver was on that list, so he went for it.

Joe drives on the NWX division which runs between Oregon and Washington.  Joe is always flexible when it comes to the changing of load information that comes with trucking.  He is also a great communicator.

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

Diann Ross wins Washington Trucking Association's Driver of the Year

Posted by Ben Orvold on Aug 25, 2014 9:20:00 AM

GTI was again honored at the Washington Trucking Association’s “Day with the Winners” breakfast this year, as Diann Ross won the Washington Trucking Association’s “Common Carrier” Driver of the Year award.  The award was presented by members of the Washington Trucking Association, Washington State Patrol and Great West Casualty. Emily Lawrence, Russ Tiegs, Bob Peterson and Jeremy Hall were all on hand to support Diann on this wonderful achievement.

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