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Gordon Trucking Reviews

Updated January 11, 2017
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Larry Gordon
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Pros
  • Reasonable home time and salary (in 10 reviews)

  • Good miles, good people, good equipment (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Didn't get miles promised, Did not get home time I was promised, or to take truck home as promised (in 4 reviews)

  • Was a Great Company to work for till the Heartland Buyout (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Not a Bad Company to Drive For"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Lathrop, CA
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Lathrop, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable home time and salary. Most terminals are pretty nice. The driver managers I had worked with me fairly, for the most part. Continuous loads - not a lot of sitting.

    Cons

    If there is a load that you are not comfortable with, your manager will usually ignore your concerns and force you to take the load. Sometimes I was given a load that I had to unload on my own - but they didn't tell me ahead of time. This didn't happen often, but it was a real problem when it did.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep in mind that your drivers are people, too. Some of us are older and not able to climb into trailers and unload 12 pallets of bottled water on our own - please respect that. Make sure we have ample time to get some rest between loads.


  2. "Used to be GTI"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GTI- Family. Tight knit. Common sense.

    Cons

    Heartland- not the things I said before

    Advice to Management

    Good luck


  3. "Good working environment but wages were low."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gordon Trucking full-time

    Pros

    Great training program for techs. Yearly reviews. PTO was given to you upfront. Shop was clean. Easy to find tools. Good 401k and retirement plans.

    Cons

    Pay just wasn't there. Working with trucks and trailers and only getting $2 above minimum wage was not enough. Also the no overtime pay was unacceptable.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees well and they'll always work for you. The shop environment was fun, dynamic and morale was high. Don't mess it up. Also increase the pay for technicians.


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  5. "Don't take care of Drivers. Didn't get miles Promised"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    All trucks have apu's, which is good for comfort. Truck was in pretty good shape. Was able to drive at night like I prefer

    Cons

    Didn't get miles promised, Did not get home time I was promised, or to take truck home as promised. Several short hauls which killed miles. the layover guarantee is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Do not make promises you will not keep. Plan better to maximize your drivers who want to hustle. Hire a better support staff.


  6. "Great place to learn the about the transportation industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pacific, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pacific, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gordon Trucking full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overall company goal, Steve and Scott Gordon, and the mentorship from Kevin and Ross.

    Cons

    None that I could think of

    Advice to Management

    I wish the best for GTI from the acquisition by Heartland Express


  7. "Downhill since Heartland took over. Took a good company and crushed it into oblivion."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations
    Former Employee - Operations
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gordon Trucking full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good, the hours are not, cannot leave until work is done which is next to impossible due to heartland planning style (plan at the last possible moment)

    Cons

    Hours, culture since heartland has taken over culture is extremely volatile. Motivation thru fear/belittling. A great trucking company if it were the 1970's. Continual trumpeting of "we're debt free". Company may be but employees are not unless your in the upper tier.

    Advice to Management

    They wouldn't listen so there is no point in giving advise.


  8. "Since heartland took over it's gone downhill"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - US Fleet Driver 11 Western States
    Former Employee - US Fleet Driver 11 Western States
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Dispatchers and fleet managers really good they would do what they could to keep you moving

    Cons

    shop would Band-Aid problems which would keep you coming back some shops took forever to fix problem or they would put you in another truck with problems

    Advice to Management

    When employees have health problems you should not fire them on technicalities I was fired because I did not put his surgery down and longform physical I think that sucks


  9. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Anderson, CA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Anderson, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gordon Trucking full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have a good DM,people I seen and been around are friendly,trucks are nice,I get my pay on time, they get me home on time

    Cons

    Shops are slow a lot of live loads and unloads lots of short hauls would be nice to get longer hauls


  10. "Not the company it used to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co workers
    Pay was good

    Cons

    Hours were long
    Never appreciated
    No flexibility

    Advice to Management

    Listen and understand your employees


  11. "Solid company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Company Driver in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Company Driver in Green Bay, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gordon Trucking full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good miles, good people, good equipment. There was a strong culture of safety and service among both the drivers and management

    Cons

    After the heartland buyout the culture that made gordon distinct started to fall apart. The stress management felt about possible layoffs was very visable



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