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Joseph and Chandra Botelho honored as GTI's Drivers of the Month for June

Posted by Ben Orvold on Jul 7, 2014 12:54:05 PM

June 2014 Drivers of the MonthGordon Trucking would like to recognize Joe and Chandra Botelho as our June Drivers of the Month, and the first team for 2014.  Having done odd jobs in the past, Joe started driving truck over 10 years ago, and loves every minute of it.  Chandra had worked at the Humane Society for over 10 years before she started driving with her husband.  

The couple joined the Gordon Team Fleet back in December, where they play a major role in servicing our customers that require team transit, such as Amazon and Conway.  David Loper fleet manager states, “The Botelhos didn’t take long learning our system, and their work ethic and commitment to customer service does not go unnoticed.  We were happy to nominate them as Drivers of the Month for those reasons specifically.”

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Robert Hill honored as GTI's Driver of the Month for May

Posted by Ben Orvold on Jun 13, 2014 9:29:00 AM

Gordon Trucking would like to recognize Robert Hill as our May Driver of the Month. Robert has been with GTI for almost eight years.  Before Gordon, Robert drove flat beds and LTL for over 10 years.

Robert drives on the 97 fleet running from Eastern Washington and Western Idaho to Northern California.  His strengths include his good attitude, positive thinking, and great communication skills.

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Eugene Burns honored as April GTI's Driver of the Month

Posted by Ben Orvold on May 13, 2014 12:23:09 PM

Gordon Trucking would like to recognize Eugene Burns as our April Driver of the Month. Eugene has been driving truck for over 22 years and has been with GTI the last 4.

Eugene drives on the Lowes Dedicated Fleet in California running from Perris to Modesto and back and is part of the NCA division.  His strengths include his flawless on-time service record and developing relationships with the shippers and receivers he works with.

When he is not driving truck, Eugene likes to attend concerts and enjoys football, especially watching his favorite team the 49ers.

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Danual Warlick honored as GTI's March Driver of the Month

Posted by Ben Orvold on Apr 25, 2014 8:38:00 AM

Gordon Trucking would like to recognize Danual Warlick as our March Driver of the Month.  Danual has been with GTI since November, but has been trucking for over 24 years.  

Danual drives for the Midwest National fleet and typically runs the Midwest and western states.   His strenghts are his detail in planning and his anticipation of potential challenges he could face on a daily basis.  These are traits that he picked up in his 7 years serving our country in the Army.

When he is not driving truck, Danual enjoys spending time with his wife and his five children.  He also enjoys hunting and cooking.

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Gordon Trucking repeats at California Truck Association Safety Awards

Posted by Ben Orvold on Apr 25, 2014 8:26:00 AM

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

Posted by Ben Orvold on Mar 27, 2014 1:55:00 PM

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

Posted by Ben Orvold on Mar 21, 2014 10:56:00 AM

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.

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

Posted by Ben Orvold on Mar 10, 2014 2:38:00 PM

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.  

Jeff drives for the Midwest National fleet and typically runs the Midwest and western states.   His strengths are having good habits which enable to him to be a safe and reliable driver to service our customers.  Jeff is very proactive in his approach and is always thinking ahead of what potential obstacles he might face.  Jeff also enjoys helping other drivers when he sees the need, which not only puts a smile on Jeff’s face, but also the driver he is helping out.

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

Posted by Ben Orvold on Feb 28, 2014 8:05:00 AM

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.  

Gordon drives for the Temperature Control division and typically runs the western 11 states.  His strengths are his ability to plan ahead, his professional dimeanor, and his attention to safety. In his off time, Gordon likes to take his classic 1967 Camaro to car shows.  He also owns a custom Harley motorcycle that he enjoys riding when not in the driver's seat.  

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

Posted by Ben Orvold on Feb 12, 2014 8:17:00 AM

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.

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Topics: News, Award, Professional Truck Driver, TCA