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Gordon Trucking Company Profile

Gordon Trucking Company Profile

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.

GTI Terminal Locations

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

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

Gordon Trucking Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must provide three personal references
  • Must be able to pass a D.O.T. physical, preemployment drug screen and road test
  • Must provide valid names, addresses, and phone numbers of previous employers
  • Applications must be submitted on forms provided by Gordon Trucking Inc.
  • 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 perform all duties required to load and unload freight, perform inspections and be able to sit for lengths of time

GTI Hiring Areas

Gordon actively hires drivers from the following states:

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

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

GTI Driver Training & Policy

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 Pay & Benefits

Driver Pay

During training, drivers receive a flat salary of $325 per week. After that, drivers receive mileage pay depending on which division they drive in.

Gordon Driver Benefits

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

Gordon Trucking Policies

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Gordon Trucking Policies

  • 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.
  • Forced Dispatch:
    At times, drivers will be able to pick from multiple load assignments but other times, drivers will be forced dispatched.
  • Drop And Hook:
    Approximately 80% of freight is drop and hook while 99% is not touch fright.
  • Electronic / Paper Logs:
    The fleet is currently switching over to electronic logs.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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