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Gordon Trucking Selected as CHEP Dedicated Provider of the Year

Posted by Evon Andal on Nov 7, 2013 8:48:00 AM

CHEP, a global leader in pallet and container pooling services, recently recognized Gordon Trucking with the 2013 Dedicated Provider of the Year Award at their carrier symposium held in Orlando. 

Erik Mathews, CHEP transportation analyst, said, “This particular partner has consistently averaged on-time performance of 98 percent and load tender acceptance of 97 percent.  GTI has consistently been one of our best performing carriers in regards to asset utilization and their pro-active communication helps mitigate costs to CHEP and improves fleet efficiencies.  Additionally, their fleet manager, Kari Huggins, truly exemplifies what it means to partner with CHEP.  Her knowledge of our customer base and dedication is second to none and their success is largely in part to her expertise. Thank you for “Striving for Excellence” in your dedicated operations!”

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Gordon Trucking is Georgia Pacific's Dedicated Carrier of the Year

Posted by Evon Andal on Jul 29, 2013 9:22:00 AM

Gordon Trucking, Inc. was presented with the Georgia Pacific Consumer Products Dedicated Carrier of the Year award.

The honor was presented to Mike Dawson, director of regional sales and Bob Peterson, vice president of operations on July 10 at Georgia Pacific’s annual carrier conference in Green Bay, Wis.

The Consumer Products Carrier award is based off of service into Georgia Pacific facilities for direct or indirect business.

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GTI named Quaker Regional Carrier of the Year

Posted by Loren Shane on Jan 23, 2013 11:56:00 AM

Gordon Trucking, Inc. has been recognized as Quaker’s Western Regional Carrier of the Year for 2012. 

The honor was announced on January 3 by Quaker Senior Director of Transportation,  Drew Stimple.

Gordon Trucking currently does business with Quaker through the Southwest and Midwest with a majority of the operation running in and out of California.

All regional winners were recognized at a celebration dinner on January 22 in Chicago.  In attendance on behalf of GTI were Chief Operating Officer Steve Gordon, Vice Presidents Bob Peterson and Dan Greenwood, Sales Director Troy Fulmer and Quaker Account Manager Laurie Miller.

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Gordon Trucking named General Mills Carrier of the Year

Posted by Loren Shane on Aug 17, 2012 11:49:00 AM

MINNEAPOLIS – General Mills announced Gordon Trucking, Inc. as its Dry Carrier of the Year at their annual carrier conference on August 7.

In order to receive such distinction, carriers must receive the top ranking on General Mills’ scorecard process which includes delivery performance, communication and tender acceptance.

The award was presented to a group of GTI’s leadership team that included Steve Gordon – chief operating officer, Laurie Murphy – vice president of national account sales and Tom Jaeger – director of national accounts.

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GTI's Tom Eklund is Georgia Pacific’s Dedicated Driver of the Year

Posted by Loren Shane on Aug 6, 2012 2:52:00 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Gordon Trucking Driver Tom Eklund was awarded the 2012 Dedicated Driver of the Year by Georgia Pacific.

The honor was presented to Tom who was joined by his wife Pauline, Steve Gordon - chief operating officer, Bob Peterson - vice president of operations and other members of GTI’s leadership team at Georgia Pacific’s annual carrier conference on July 11.

Tom has been driving for GTI since 1998 and is closing in on 2 million safe driving miles.  He also has a perfect service record and serves as a GTI driver trainer.  About 20 percent of the Georgia Pacific Dedicated fleet were either directly trained by Tom, or trained by his former students that have become driver trainers themselves.  

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Gordon Trucking awarded Georgia Pacific One Way Carrier of the Year

Posted by Loren Shane on Aug 6, 2012 2:43:00 PM

Gordon Trucking, Inc. was presented with the Georgia Pacific One Way Carrier of the Year award.

The honor was presented to a group of GTI’s Senior Leadership team on July 11 at Georgia Pacific’s annual carrier conference in Green Bay, Wis.

The One Way Carrier award is based off of service into Georgia Pacific facilities for direct or indirect business.

Last year, Gordon Trucking was awarded as the Dedicated Carrier of the Year, an honor the company also received in 2007.

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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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Sidney Van Valkenburgh honored as GTI’s February Driver of the Month

Posted by Loren Shane on Mar 7, 2012 9:19:00 AM

Gordon Trucking, Inc. is pleased to recognize Sidney Van Valkenburgh as its February Driver of the Month.

Sidney started driving for GTI in 2007 and is currently on the US-97 fleet that runs primarily between Wash. and Calif.  Sidney’s Lathrop-based Fleet Manager, Matthew Gonzalez said he’s proud to have Sidney on his team.

"Sidney is the definition of efficiency,” said Matthew.  “He’s a great communicator and he is excellent at anticipating potential problems.  Sidney’s performance exceeds expectations and he’s always willing to step up when needed.”

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Ernest Sire is GTI’s January Driver of the Month

Posted by Loren Shane on Feb 9, 2012 8:55:00 AM

Gordon Trucking, Inc. is pleased to announce Ernest (Ernie) Sire as its January Driver of the Month.

While driving for GTI, Ernie put up some impressive numbers in January.  His miles per gallon were at 7.47, his idle time below 1 percent and Ernie maintained a perfect service record for the company.

Ernie has been with GTI since 2003 and is currently driving for the Georgia Pacific Dedicated Fleet.  His Fleet Manager, Casey Kuper said Ernie is an act to follow.

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CARB Regulations: Are Trucking Companies Ready to Comply?

Posted by Jeff Friesel on Dec 6, 2011 12:41:00 PM

If you are a shipper that routes freight within the state of California you should be aware of the requirements for equipment to meet California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations next year and how enforcement on compliance will change over the next few years.

CARB regulations apply to trucks, trailers and refrigeration units that are being used by trucking companies to serve the state of California.  Gordon Trucking is 100% compliant with the regulations that impact all three types of equipment.

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