Gordon Trucking

(866) 442-3751

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Salary

The Glassdoor.com average salary for drivers at Gordon Trucking is $48, 651 per year.


Gordon Trucking offers its employees the following benefits:

  •  Practical mileage pay
  • Detention paid after ONLY one hour
  • Annual raises
  • Real bonuses we want you to earn
  • Starting pay recognizing up to ten years' experience
  • Comprehensive benefits + matching 401k + paid vacation
  • Drive new freightliner tractors with E-logs
  • APU's + 1800 watt power inverters
  • In-cab 5th wheel release

 


Reviews Review this Company

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  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Pros
Checks on time
Cons
Low miles

Low miles, home late half the time. Loads cancelled last minute.

Currently Employed at Company: Yes

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Pay
$0 per Week
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
53' DRY VAN
Years of CDL Experience
4 Years
Location
NV
Pay
$40,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
26
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
Valencia, CA
Pay
$41,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Dry
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
Indianapolis, in
Pay
$58,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Dry van
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
Pacific WA
Currently Employed at Company: Yes

Discussion


Trucker145
BEWARE OF GORDON (GTI) TRUCKING...

I just left Gordon/Heartland after working for them for 8 months. My only reasons for leaving were low miles/low pay, but they were always on top of safety issues and would never push me to drive, especially if there was a safety issue with the truck. On the contrary they're overly safety obsessed with drivers and their trucks. You can't pull into a terminal without a safety inspection and you now need to get an oil change/service inspection every 8,000 miles which is a big pain in the butt, so much so that a lot of drivers avoid terminals so they don't lose the driving hours.

A dm that is caught pushing a driver to move with bad equipment risks immediate termination, so I'm having a little trouble with all of this. All it takes is a short macro message to their OTR department and the truck will be taken out of service where it sits and the dm will need to find another driver for their hot load. I used qualcomm several times for problems with the truck and they were always on top of things and had me taken care of very quickly.

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Stew209
BEWARE OF GORDON (GTI) TRUCKING...

I just quit GTI/ Heartland a few weeks ago and I'm glad I did. The 1st week of july was when the merger was completed and right after this happened everything started going downhill real quick. Miles started going down for a couple months prior to the completion and Heartlands policies were just idiotic. Gordons drivers are quitting faster than they can replace them and even GTI's dispatchers are leaving. The Gordon family is actually very upset with Heartless Express because they are changing everything and that was never part of the deal. Shortly after the merger completion Heartland started moving dispatchers around and when they took mine from me that was the last straw and luckily the load I was under was going near the Lathrop terminal, so I delivered the load and then dropped the truck off, cleaned it out, and got out while I still could. Heartless Express pissed me off so much that I actually found a non-driving job near my house. 

So for anyone thinking about driving for Heartless, take this warning and stay away, and even if you drive one of the blue Gordon trucks you are still driving for Heartland. They treat you like you are a piece of poo. You will sit for days at a time and then get a short haul load, only to have to sit again.
With Gordon I was running 2700-3000 miles per week and never had to take a 34hr restart out on the road and once Heartland took over I was lucky to get 2200 miles week but typically would average less than 2000 miles per week and was taking 34hr restarts at least once a week.

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BigRigFisher324
Trucking Executive Steve Gordon Retires

It all depends on where you live from what I hear. I get 3000 to 3200 miles a week working the 11 western states but I've heard that drivers who do mostly the southwest are sitting around a lot. If you're a new driver they'll start you at .31 a mile or .32 with hazmat. If you have at least a couple years under your belt they'll start you around .40. It still might be a good place to learn but things are changing fast. The apu units are nice though. I will hate giving them up.

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Russian Rabbit
Gordon Diary:

Sorry i have not kept up with the diary and mileage; It would not have made a difference as the miles were not there. Otherwise a very good company.

But the big news is that, NO MORE GORDON AFTER JULY 16TH.
The company will be fully absorbed by Heartland Express. All Gordon drivers will become Heartland drivers.

This is a shame as they(Gordon) have a very good reputation.

My friend will be looking for local work in the Phoenix area.

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Stew209
Heartland/Gordon takes massive 11.9% hit in profit since this time last year

They most definitely bought Gordon to expand their reach and as they slowly phase out the daycabs its going to get worse and worse as we have to sit and wait to load/unload to really short runs where they pay us by the mile and then $20 for the short haul. I'm trying to hold out until next spring and then I'm long gone.

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