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.