[Note: i didn't realize there was a specific Gordon forum, so i started a thread in the general Motor carrier questions forum, but i'll start another parallel thread here: ]
A friend of mine has started to drive with Gordon, so we thought it would be a good idea to start a diary for analysis purposes.
First, the company is Gordon Trucking headquartered near Seattle:
What i know so far:
The Not real good stuff first:
Trucks governed to 60 mph!
Starting pay for someone with less than a year experience (which is what s/he has) is .33 cpm. This in itself might not necessarily be a bad thing, but, as we'll see in sec it's not turning out to be a positive thing.
.01 cpm extra for all miles if you have hazmat which s/he ain't got---yet.
Now,The good stuff:
New (no older than 36 months i think) Freightliner Cascadias WITH APU's .
i think most also come with inverters and refrigerators but would have to double check.
Tip top safety rating.
Very professional staff. Decent people. No greasy slimeballs etc. This seems like the type of company that does things the right way (well, for the most part as we'll see in a sec)
1st week: (Note: i am not putting the weeks in true order coz i'm trying to protect privacy. Also i'm referring to my friend as s/he, also to preserve privacy)
McCarren NV deadhead to Reno NV 9 miles
Reno NV to San Bernadino, Ca 449 miles
San Bernadino, Ca deadhead to Redlands, ca 10 miles
Redlands to Mendonta, ca 200 miles.
Mendota (del and pickup in mendota) to Mesa, AZ 500 miles.
Total miles for the week 1168
S/he is on i think they call it California regional or west coast regional division.
Any questions feel free to ask. We will try to get the correct. answers to you.