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Gordon Trucking competes in Idaho Truck Driving Championships

Posted by Ben Orvold on Jul 1, 2014 12:09:47 PM

Gordon Trucking had three drivers compete in the Idaho Truck Driving Championships on June 13th in Meridian, ID.  The competition included over 40 drivers from the state in nine different categories ranging from flat beds, tankers, three axle combo, and sleeper berth.  Brian Ferguson, John Kauten and Tom Kelley from GTI all competed in the five axle sleeper berth category.

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Topics: News, Professional Truck Driver, Events

Gordon Trucking Shows Appreciation for their Professional Drivers

Posted by Evon Andal on Sep 30, 2013 8:30:00 AM

During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, held September 16-20, Gordon Trucking, Inc. took the time to honor and recognize their professional truck drivers’ nationwide. “We would like to thank our professional truck drivers who are out on the roads every day keeping the nations’ economy moving, we appreciate your hard work and dedication to safety,” said Larry Gordon, GTI’s Chief Executive Officer.

Daily events included free giveaways, catered lunches, truck washes, gift bags, health and wellness screenings, and various vendors and employees led activities in an effort to help give back to those who deliver the freight across the country 365 days a year.

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Topics: Trucking Blog, Truckload Carrier, Trucking Company, Terminal, Events

Team Blue Heart Giving participates in Relay for Life event

Posted by Evon Andal on Aug 20, 2013 1:21:00 PM

For the fifth year, employees of Gordon Trucking, Inc. (GTI) and Valley Freightliner, Inc. (VFI) joined friends and family to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life events. 

Team Blue Heart Giving team members participated in three separate events on the West Coast.  The Medford, Oregon team kicked off the Relay season with their event on June 1st followed by the Pacific, Washington team on July 26th and Lathrop, California team completed the Relay events on August 10th.  

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Topics: Sustainability, Blue Heart Giving, Social Responsibility, Events

Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Posted by Evon Andal on Aug 13, 2013 7:53:00 AM

Gordon Trucking is hosting our annual Truck Driver Appreciation festivities during the week of September 16th through the 20th. “National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is an opportunity to honor all professional drivers for their hard work and commitment in tackling one of our economy’s most demanding and important jobs,” said Steve Gordon, GTI’s chief operating officer. 

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Topics: Terminal, Professional Truck Driver, Truck Driving Jobs, Events

Gordon Trucking hosts grand opening event in Pontoon Beach

Posted by Loren Shane on Apr 15, 2013 1:36:00 PM

Gordon Trucking, Inc. opened the doors to its new fully operational terminal in Pontoon Beach, Ill for a grand opening celebration that included the official ribbon cutting for the property on Thursday, April 4.

The event featured members of GTI’s leadership team from our Pacific, Green Bay and Indianapolis terminals and included lunch to all in attendance.  Local community representatives at the event included Rosemarie Brown – executive director of the Southwestern Madison County Chamber of Commerce, Matt Hart – director of the Illinois Trucking Association and John Herzog – director of Madison County economic development.  Several of GTI’s customers and vendors were also in attendance.

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Topics: Terminal, News, Events

Dan Poorman receives new Dodge Ram for TCA Award

Posted by Loren Shane on Mar 15, 2013 9:38:00 AM

The Truckload Carriers Association Company Driver of the Year is now the proud owner of a brand new Dodge Ram.

The fully-loaded diesel truck was delivered by Car Pro’s Nick Phillips to Dan and his family at Gordon Trucking headquarters in Pacific, Wash. on March 14.

Among the 3.5 million commercial truck drivers in the U.S., Dan stands out as the number one company driver out on the road as he closes in on 3 million accident free miles with Gordon Trucking.

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Topics: News, TCA, Events

2012 - Driver Appreciation Week Events

Posted by Jeremy Hall on Aug 31, 2012 12:39:00 PM

 

Gordon Trucking is hosting our annual Driver Appreciation events during the week of September 17th through the 21st, which is in conjunction with the national driver appreciation celebration. Events will be held at the following locations:

  • Clackamas, OR
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Green Bay, WI 
  • Hollywood, FL 
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Lathrop, CA
  • Medford, OR
  • Millersburg, OR
  • Pacific, WA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Pontoon Beach, IL
  • Rancho Cucamonga, CA 
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Topics: Terminal, Professional Truck Driver, Truck Driving Jobs, Events

Blue Heart honors Bruce Binder in fourth Relay for Life

Posted by Loren Shane on Aug 22, 2012 10:19:00 AM

In its fourth consecutive year, employees of Gordon Trucking, Inc. and Valley Freightliner joined friends and family to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

The 2012 relay marked a special event that hit close to home as team Blue Heart Giving honored long-time Gordon employee Bruce Binder who lost his battle with cancer in 2011.  The team recognized Bruce and his family at the event with a picture of him on the back of everyone’s shirts.

Bruce worked at Gordon Trucking, Inc. for more than 25 years.  He set the ground work for GTI’s successful Safety and Driver Services departments.  Bruce was also the first liaison between GTI and the Washington State Patrol, a partnership that has grown over the years and is now stronger than ever.

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Topics: Sustainability, Blue Heart Giving, Social Responsibility, Events

GTI Wins Lowe's Gold Service Award

Posted by Jeff Friesel on May 3, 2012 1:49:00 PM

Gordon Trucking, Inc. received the Gold Service Award at the 2012 Lowe’s Carrier Conference in Wilkesboro, N.C. on March 22nd.

The yearly conference recognizes carriers that exceed the expectations set by Lowe’s Transportation. The Gold Award presented to GTI meant the company achieved an on-time service percentage above 99.5%. Load acceptance and EDI compliance were also key factors in awarding GTI with this high honor.

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Topics: Career Opportunities, Award, Professional Truck Driver, Truck Driving Jobs, Events, Service

Open House at the Pontoon Beach, IL Terminal

Posted by Jeremy Hall on Mar 30, 2012 3:52:00 PM

Gordon Trucking is hosting an open house at our Pontoon Beach, IL location on April 14, 2012. Please stop by to meet the staff and take a look around!

Our Pontoon Beach Terminal has come a long way to converting into a “GTI Blue” location and we are excited to introduce Gordon Trucking to the neighborhood.

Immediate Openings:

GTI has several open positions for drivers and mechanics to be filled immediately. Driver recruiting and maintenance recruiting staff members will be on hand to answer questions then assist during the application process. Come speak with us about the exciting opportunities GTI has to offer!

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Topics: Terminal, Events