Maintenance Technician Heartland Express (Formally (Former Employee) – Medford, OR – September 13, 2017
Gordon Trucking was bought out by Heartland Express, Which is why I no longer work there. Their changes to work requirements where not what I was willing to do. Wanted shop employees to travel. Two weeks at home two weeks on the rotataion.
Over the road driver, hostler, and dispatcher (Former Employee) – Pacific, WA – September 3, 2017
Gordon Trucking was bought by Heartland Express three years ago and no longer exists as a separate entity. While I was there I had the opportunity to work in the operations side of the company besides being a driver.
Truck driver (Former Employee) – Pacific, WA – August 29, 2017
In this job you will be away from home for weeks at a time. When it's time for you to go on home time, you might be told that you have to go puck up another load and that you're not going to be home on time.
driver (Former Employee) – Millersburg, OR – September 10, 2016
I worked for Gordon for 3 wonderful years. They Hired me while i was 3 months pregnant with my son, and was able to work around my doctors appointments and when it came time even though i was 2 weeks short for my full maternity leave they gave it all to me! When I came back they gave me my same route and my same truck! When the hours became too much for work life balance, they switched me to another fleet that worked out even better! It was a sad day when we moved to idaho and they didnt have any local positions in my area.
If you're in dire need of employment then yes. but understand........
operations (Current Employee) – Washington State – July 22, 2016
Was a great place to work then company was acquired and steady decline of morale, culture , with an increase in work hours and lack of home life. Unpaid overtime. New owners are "debt free" but you will not be.
job security, if you give up your personal life including family
Class 1 Driver (Former Employee) – Modesto, CA – July 1, 2016
As like most trucking companies. All talk but no results. It's a cut throat business. 30 years trucking. I don't have to much to say because again it's 100% company, and 0% Driver. Some are worse than others. It's all about the money as with most things these days in this dying world.
Driver Manager (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – May 16, 2016
I started out as a data analysis, quickly advance to Parts coordinator then advanced to Purchasing Agent. a typical day worked with management, with shop personal,vendors, this company does put good teams together, always felt a good day accomplished.
driver (Current Employee) – Rancho Cucamonga, CA – January 18, 2016
It's hard to work for a company where the load planners and driver managers think they know more about what happens on the road than the drivers do.They need to get out and spend at least 3 months on the road,and experience what the drivers have to go through.
Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Pacific, WA – December 28, 2015
Good equipment but very bad miles and poor driver managers. Way to much Sitting not enough miles. The Driver Managers wait till the last minute to try and find you a trip. So you end up sitting. No matter how good you are with trip planning Gordong since bought out by Heartland is bad.
Support Shift Supervisor/Dispatch (Former Employee) – Pacific, MO – November 14, 2015
Typical trucking environment. Push from shippers to get loads rolling, then make drivers wait to get loaded, causing increased stress on both drivers and dispatchers. Receivers push to get loads delivered, causing immediate decision making on the part of middle management on how to make this happen with in the guide lines of government regulations. Constant communication with every one involved, as well as monitoring movement of shipments through satellite observations.
Usually good working relationships with dispatch, planners and drivers as a team but often questioned by management later why such and such a decision was made, before they take time to read their messages concerning that instance. Management often so distant from actual operations that they have no idea what goes on every day anymore.Tends to leave employees in a no win situation.
Mobile Tech and welder (Former Employee) – Rancho Cucamonga CA – August 28, 2015
A typical day at work was getting started opening my boxes getting ready before my shift starts stocking mobile truck unit in case of road work and making the necessary repairs on my unit to get it back on the road
what have learned even thought i have been in this field for a few years you still pic up on others working skills and different ways of making a repair sometime more efficient then ones usto
management the team at gordon was a good one they knew how to maintain a safe work environment as well as taking care of their employees
my coworkers like any job you introduce your self as do they and build a friendly work space , everyone i worked with there was professional kind and helpful
the hardest part of my job
road work repair because of the weather at times or the area but I got usto it
the most enjoyable part of my job
being able to fix problems fast and having the satisfaction of knowing you did a good job at the end of the day
free turkeys at ThanksGiving bonuses, BBQs
medical coverage was a little on the high side at Gordon