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Gordon Trucking Company Profile

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Founded as Gordon Fast Freight in 1946 with just two trucks, Jay Gordon started out hauling beer from Vancouver, WA, to Tacoma, WA, for his first customer, the Lucky Lager Brewery. In 1984, Jay sold the company to his son Larry and Larry’s wife Virginia. Today the company is privately owned by Larry and Virginia Gordon and their sons, Steve and Scott Gordon.

Gordon Trucking is the 23rd largest truckload carrier in North America and the 64th largest for-hire carrier overall, according to Transport Topics’ Top 100 For-Hire Carriers 2011.  With more than 2,500 employees and 1,900 trucks, GTI operates throughout the United States and to and from Canada with a diverse truckload service offering that includes:

Local, Regional, and Longhaul Truckload
Temperature Control
Heavy Haul
Dedicated Fleets and Onsite Management
Direct Store Delivery

Truckload Service Value

Gordon Trucking is considered to be one of the safest and most reliable large truckload carriers in the industry and is also committed to economic, social and environmental sustainability.

Safety:  Gordon Trucking’s first priority is safety.  The company operates a fleet of late model Freightliner Columbia and Cascadia trucks that is meticulously maintained to ensure that the equipment is fit to share the highways with civilian motorists.  Trucks are equipped with the latest safety technology systems, including lane departure, roll stability, engine rpm, speed and rapid deceleration monitoring and electronic hours of service management.  Additionally, Gordon Trucking adheres to pre-employment screening and driver training standards that exceed regulatory guidelines, including pre-employment hair testing and Smith System safety training for all professional drivers.  We encourage customers to compare our CSA Basic percentiles against other truckload carriers which can be verified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Safety Measurement System. 

GTI provides truckload services to some of the most successful companies in North America. Our people, equipment and technology allow us to consistently deliver service that meets or exceeds the expectations of our customers.  Load planning and relay optimization software helps to manage equipment, driver and load variables to ensure the right planning decisions are being made each and every time.  Dynamic geographical fleet monitoring tools help operations personnel monitor and manage potential late pickups or deliveries in real time.  

GTI is committed to economic, social and environmental sustainability.  The company has been in business since 1946, demonstrating financial discipline during economic downturns while conservatively growing the business.  Gordon Trucking is considered an industry leader in environmental responsibility and has won the Environmental Protection Agency’s Smartway Excellence award for two consecutive years.  Social responsibility is also something that Gordon Trucking takes a tremendous amount of pride in, giving support to national and global disasters as well as continually supporting our local communities.  
Industries Served
Gordon Trucking has a stable customer base, focusing on transportation of the commodities the general public needs regardless of the economy. As a food, CPG and beverage transportation provider, our equipment is dependable, clean and odor-free. We are committed to service excellence, bringing products to market on time every day. As a C-TPAT certified carrier, our entire company is security focused from operations personnel, maintenance staff to driving associates.   

Why Gordon Trucking
Since its inception, Gordon Trucking has built its reputation on providing innovative transportation solutions for customers. The company has always focused on doing business with successful companies and building meaningful relationships. These relationships have helped enable GTI to deliver consistent and evolving transportation value. In addition, GTI continues to adopt advanced technology to improve efficiencies and relies on a driving force and supporting personnel that is truly best in class.  Recent investments in new equipment puts the company well ahead of the strictest of state environmental regulations and positions to serve existing and new customers well into the future.  Additionally, recent acquisitions, investments in new facilities and a focus on hiring and retaining the very best professional drivers has helped to grow our overall capacity offering and support infrastructure at a rate of 20 percent annually over the last three years.  While any company with financial wherewithal can make prudent capital investments, Gordon Trucking has enjoyed success primarily because of a belief and focus on hiring the right people.  Customers have repeatedly praised our people as a key differentiator within the trucking industry. 


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