Sunday, November 14, 2010

Gordon Trucking Driver Facilities

It's still amazing to me that Gordon's main terminal in Pacific, WA has fewer and poorer facilities than most truck stops. Today I stopped by to replenish my supply of Com checks and was sent on a goose chase around the property being told, "We don't have any, I thought they were supposed to have them." In the end I had to get some from a truck stop. Don't even get me started on the walk-in closet upstairs they call the "drivers lounge" or stall showers. The Rancho Cucamonga yard, hailed as the jewel of Gordon's driver facilities might barely live up to truck stop status except for things like the semi-public showers (something I haven't had to put up with since high school), recliners with the reclining function deliberately disabled, inadaquit parking, no auto access (helps when moving in or out of a truck; something that happens frequently at Gordon), weak wireless internet which is useless to drivers because even basic services including personal email and social sites like facebook are blocked. Apparently a little comfort and social interaction is not something Gordon thinks its drivers need.
The world is changing. Trucking is changing. If these amenities - things like private showers, unfettered wireless Internet, and a comfortable place to rest outside your truck - were not available to any driver at any trucking company, that would be one thing; but the fact is they are available - just not at Gordon. BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

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