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Gordon Trucking Company Profile

Gordon Trucking

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.

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Terminal Locations

In addition to the Pacific, Washington headquarters, the company operates terminals in the following locations:

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  • Clackamas, OR
  • Millersburg, OR
  • Medford, OR
  • Modesto, CA
  • Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • West Valley City, UT
  • Green Bay, WI
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Pontoon Beach, IL

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Felony convictions older than seven years will be reviewed
  • Driving record must be current, within the last two weeks. Must have no more than three (3) moving violations within the past three years. (No DUI / DWI or Reckless driving violations within the last five years)
  • Must be able to pass a D.O.T. physical, preemployment drug screen and road test
  • Applications must be submitted on forms provided by Gordon Trucking Inc.
  • Must provide valid names, addresses, and phone numbers of previous employers
  • Must provide three personal references
  • Must be able to perform all duties required to load and unload freight, perform inspections and be able to sit for lengths of time

Hiring Area

Gordon actively hires drivers from the following states:

  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • California
  • Nevada
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Wyoming
  • Wyoming
  • Colorado
  • Utah
  • Arizona
  • Nebraska
  • Kansas
  • Oklahoma
  • Minnesota
  • Iowa
  • Missouri
  • Arkansas
  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois
  • Tennessee
  • Kentucky
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • N. Carolina
  • S. Carolina

Operating Area

Gordon hauls freight throughout the United States except for the Northeast. About 80% of Gordon freight stays West of Ohio.

Company Training Duration

All recent CDL grads must spend 28 days on the road with a certified trainer.

Forced To Team After Training?

Unless drivers choose to drive a team truck, they will be issued a solo truck following training.

Type Of Freight

GTI hauls a mix of dry van and refrigerated freight as well as heavy haul operations in the Western states.


Gordon Trucking

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:

  • Single Non-Smoker: $28 per week
  • Driver And Spouse Non-Smokers: $61 per week
  • Additional Cost Per Non-Smoking Dependent: $12 per week

Vision, hearing, and life insurance are offered at no additional cost.

Tuition Reimbursement

Recent CDL graduates are eligible for tuition reimbursement up to $4,000 which is paid out at a rate of $150 per month.

Hometime Policy

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.

Rider And Pet Policy

Riders are allowed with company approval and a $25/mo insurance fee, but pets are not allowed on any company equipment.

Team Opportunities

Gordon actively seeks out team drivers for their OTR division.

Canada Border Crossing Policy

Crossing into Canada will not be required.

New York City Dispatch

Gordon does not operate in the state of New York.

Hazardous Materials

A Hazardous Materials endorsement is highly recommended, but not required. About 5% of freight is Hazardous Materials.

Drop And Hook

Approximately 80% of freight is drop and hook while 99% is not touch fright..

Forced Dispatch

At times, drivers will be able to pick from multiple load assignments but other times, drivers will be forced dispatched.

Local / Regional / Dedicated Opportunities

Yes, several local, regional, and dedicated opportunities exist depending on where you live. Some of these positions may be available right after training.

Average Age Of Equipment

The majority of trucks are 5 years old or newer. Gordon recently placed an order for 800 brand new Freightliner Cascadias.

Transmission Type

10 speed manual transmissions.

Speed Of Trucks

Trucks are restricted between 60 and 63mph.

APU / Idle Policy

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.

Electronic / Paper Logs

The fleet is currently switching over to electronic logs.

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