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Professional Truck Driver - Winter Driving Tips

Posted by Jim Pitman on Nov 20, 2014 4:15:00 PM

It’s that time of year again; winter is upon us. It is no secret around GTI that safety is our number one priority, and we believe it is important to share helpful tips throughout the year, especially during the winter months.

It would be nice to just head south for the winter but freight doesn’t always give us that luxury.  Just when we think we are heading for clearer skies we get turned around by a “hot” load that sends us back into the cold.  Here are some “Stay Safe” tips to get you through the winter chill.

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Topics: Trucking Blog, Professional Truck Driver, Truck Driving Jobs, Safety

Gordon Trucking Announces New Detention Pay

Posted by Travis Gordon on Oct 31, 2014 1:20:25 PM

Gordon Trucking has a long, detailed history of valuing the Professional Drivers who safely transport freight in their easily recognizable blue trucks. It is these Professional Drivers who move America forward each and every day. As the trucking industry becomes more and more challenging, GTI continues to thrive on improving their policies and procedures to be best in class for their Professional Driving Associates. 

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Topics: Trucking Blog, Trucking Company, News, Truck Driving Jobs, Sustainability

Gordon Trucking Announces New Pay Package

Posted by Travis Gordon on Oct 17, 2014 9:56:00 AM

We are pleased to announce a new, increased pay package for all of our driving associates! This new pay package is the direct result of the safe, hard-working professional truck drivers of Gordon Trucking. Their dedication to safety, their loyalty to GTI, and their professional driving habits have produced this new plan!

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Topics: Trucking Blog, Trucking Company, News, Truck Driving Jobs, Sustainability

Top 15 Questions When Looking for a Truck Driving Job

Posted by Jim Pitman on Jul 31, 2014 2:55:00 PM

When looking for a new truck driving job, it is important to know what you are looking for.  It is not enough to just look at what the rate per mile is.  That is one part of the equation, but there are other questions that should be asked relative to the overall pay package such as family and personal concerns, equipment and comfort features, and also work environment and company culture.  Below you will find the 15 questions you should ask a trucking company when seeking a good truck driving job that is the right fit for you.

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Topics: Trucking Blog, Trucking Company, Professional Truck Driver, Truck Driving Jobs

Five more GTI drivers join the Certified Driver Trainer ranks

Posted by Scott Rayburn on Feb 24, 2014 9:36:00 AM

Five Gordon Trucking drivers from across the country were graduated in February as Certified Driver Trainers following a rigorous, four-day program of classes and demonstrations at the Driver Trainer Academy in Lathrop, California.

Sally Brown, Jeffrey Earl, Alexander ‘Grey’ Feaster, Cindy Klawes and Tracy Thompson are now among the company’s more than 40 Certified  Driver Trainers who take aboard less experienced new hires for two to four weeks, providing practical instruction in advanced safe driving skills and company practices as they prepare them for a career as GTI drivers.

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Topics: Trucking Blog, News, Professional Truck Driver

Gordon Trucking delivers wreaths in remembrance of fallen soldiers

Posted by Ben Orvold on Dec 12, 2013 10:05:00 AM

For the second year running, Gordon Trucking volunteered to haul wreaths in commemoration of fallen heroes for Wreaths Across America (WAA).  Each holiday season, WAA enlists a fleet of trucks to transport thousands of fresh wreaths from Columbia Falls, Maine to Arlington National Cemetery and other military memorial sites. Gordon’s efforts should prove instrumental in this undertaking, which coordinates the dedicated service of over 100,000 volunteers to decorate the graves of our country’s veterans with wreaths.

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Topics: Trucking Blog, News, Sustainability, Social Responsibility

Trainer Academy certifies five new drivers as GTI Driver Trainers

Posted by Scott Rayburn on Oct 16, 2013 9:51:00 AM

Five Gordon Trucking drivers earned a Certified Driver Trainer designation at GTI’s Trainer Academy last month in Lathrop, California.

Ron Brown, Scott Lindsey, Matthew Sanders, Michael Willen and Brian Wright qualified for the elite distinction following nearly a week of classes, demonstrations and driving assessments.  Their designation brings the number of Gordon drivers currently certified as Driver Trainers to nearly 40.

Brown, of Boise, ID, drives for the US/Canadian fleet.  Lindsey, of Kelso, WA, and a 24-year veteran of GTI, runs on the Northwest regional fleet.   Sanders, of Colorado Springs, CO; and Wright, of Medford, OR, are drivers with the Temperature Control division.  Willen, of Bloomington, IN, is a local driver operating out of the Indianapolis terminal.

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Topics: Trucking Blog, News, Professional Truck Driver

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

Gordon Trucking featured on TV show "World's Greatest!..."

Posted by Ben Orvold on Aug 28, 2013 10:02:00 AM

Gordon Trucking was featured on the television show "World's Greatest!...".  Now in its seventh season, “World’s Greatest!...” takes an insightful, informative look at companies, products, and technologies that are considered best-in-class.  The film crew spent a day at our headquarters in Pacific, WA capturing the ins and outs of GTI.

Gordon Trucking's almost four minute segment is featured in episode 187.  The segment highlights the history of Gordon Trucking, truckload services provided, driver comfort and retention, and the technology used in our equipment and throughout the company.  The episode was aired on various cable and satellite networks September 9th and 16th, and is now available at the website of the "World's Greatest!..." (www.worldsgreatesttv.com) and on their YouTube channel.

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Topics: Trucking Blog, Trucking Company, News

Being a Professional Driver Manager

Posted by Jim Pitman on Jul 30, 2013 8:45:00 AM

So far the Professional Truck Driver series has talked about the driver’s side of things.  This article will shift gears and talk about what it takes to be a Professional Driver Manager.

First off, it is important to differentiate between a dispatcher and a driver manager.  A dispatcher’s job is mainly clerical -- answering phones and responding to mobile communication messages and emails.  A dispatcher keeps the data in the system accurate and communicates with the team.

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Topics: Trucking Blog, Trucking Company, Professional Truck Driver, Truck Driving Jobs