Gordon Trucking, Inc. (also called GTI), based out of Pacific, Washington, was founded in 1946 with just two trucks. Today, the company is the 22nd largest truckload carrier in North America operating across all of the lower 48 United States as well as many parts of Mexico and Canada.
In addition to the Pacific, Washington headquarters, the company operates terminals in the following locations:
Gordon actively hires drivers from the following states:
Gordon hauls freight throughout the United States except for the Northeast. About 80% of Gordon freight stays West of Ohio.
All recent CDL grads must spend 28 days on the road with a certified trainer.
Unless drivers choose to drive a team truck, they will be issued a solo truck following training.
GTI hauls a mix of dry van and refrigerated freight as well as heavy haul operations in the Western states.
During training, drivers receive a flat salary of $325 per week. After that, drivers receive mileage pay depending on which division they drive in.
Drivers become eligible for health, dental, and life coverage after 90 days of employment. Drivers may also participate in the 401k retirement program with employer matching.
The cost of health insurance is as follows:
Vision, hearing, and life insurance are offered at no additional cost.
Recent CDL graduates are eligible for tuition reimbursement up to $4,000 which is paid out at a rate of $150 per month.
OTR, teams, and Heavy Haul drivers are typically on the road for 10 to 14 days and then take 2 days off at home. Another option is to stay out for 31 days and take 5 days off. Regional drivers normally stay on the road for 7 to 10 days and take up to 2 days off at a time.
Riders are allowed with company approval and a $25/mo insurance fee, but pets are not allowed on any company equipment.
Gordon actively seeks out team drivers for their OTR division.
Crossing into Canada will not be required.
Gordon does not operate in the state of New York.
A Hazardous Materials endorsement is highly recommended, but not required. About 5% of freight is Hazardous Materials.
Approximately 80% of freight is drop and hook while 99% is not touch fright..
At times, drivers will be able to pick from multiple load assignments but other times, drivers will be forced dispatched.
Yes, several local, regional, and dedicated opportunities exist depending on where you live. Some of these positions may be available right after training.
The majority of trucks are 5 years old or newer. Gordon recently placed an order for 800 brand new Freightliner Cascadias.
10 speed manual transmissions.
Trucks are restricted between 60 and 63mph.
Some trucks have APU's. For trucks without APU units, a 400 Watt plug-in power inverter is allowed and the truck will be equipped with automatic start / stop idle features as well as auxiliary bunk heaters.
The fleet is currently switching over to electronic logs.