Today's Trucking

Fleets exploring data to improve truck drivers’ lives

November 25, 2019 by John Smith

BRAMPTON, Ont. – Technology has allowed fleets to greatly improve truck drivers’ lives by digitizing their workflow and taking onerous paperwork off their plates.


How to deal with the dreaded RFP when trucking

October 17, 2019 by John Smith

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Carriers hate’em. Shippers say, gotta have’em. The dreaded request for proposal (RFP) was again a hot topic of debate at this year’s Surface Transportation Summit, held Oct. 16 at the International Centre.


Opinion: Fleet safety begins at home

October 7, 2019 John G. Smith

Fleet yards are designed to be safe spaces. It’s where trucking activities can be segregated from the outside world. There are still dangers, though.

Chris Hesch Sharp Transportation

Truck driver safety risks are not limited to the highway

September 30, 2019 by John Smith

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — Sharp Transportation driver Chris Hesch died on the job, but not on the road. Those left behind want other fleets to understand the risks.

Bison Transport executive team

Bison Transport goes for gold with people-first strategy

July 5, 2019 by John Smith

WINNIPEG, Man. — Bison Transport is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and a focus on people remains central to the award-winning strategy recognized by TCA, Trucking HR Canada, and others.


Bison’s Nemeth secures TCA driving honor for a job she loves

April 1, 2019 by John Smith

WINNIPEG, Man. — The saying goes, if you choose a job that you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. And that rings true for Ester Nemeth – a lifelong truck driver who has been crowned the Truckload Carriers Association’s Company Driver of the Year.

Linda Young, Bison Transport

Sponsored The People Person: Linda Young

January 1, 2019 by John Smith

Linda Young is Bison’s vice-president of human resources and people development, and also serves as chairwoman of Trucking HR Canada.


Break Down the Breakdowns: Controlling on-road maintenance

September 6, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. —  Mike Gomes, the vice-president of maintenance for Bison Transport, summarizes his fleet’s on-road repair process in six simple words: “Truck broke. Fix truck. Send money.” It’s a joke, of course, but there’s still a ring of truth to it. Each step in the process – especially as it relates to controlling costs – makes a roadside breakdown much more difficult to manage than work in your own shop.


Trucking has some of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

March 12, 2018 by elizabeth

TORONTO, Ont. – More than 15 companies in the trucking industry have been named to Deloitte’s 2018 Best Managed Companies list.

The accounting firm names companies annually to the list in four tiers: companies that are new to the list, those that have been on the list for two or more years, Gold members that have been on the list for three consecutive years, and Platinum members who have been on the list for seven or more years.

Now in its 25th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the caliber of their management abilities and practices.


The Top 100: Ranking Canada’s largest for-hire fleets

March 2, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – The Today’s Trucking Top 100 has become the definitive ranking of for-hire fleet sizes in Canada, offering insights into those who are adding or retracting available capacity. And the 2018 edition has been released. Rankings are based on a sum of supplied truck, tractor, and trailer counts (shown at the bottom of each listing)


Bison takes home more hardware for safety record

November 23, 2017 by elizabeth

WINNIPEG, MB – It’s awards season and Bison Transport is taking home some hardware.
The carrier was given first place at the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) National Fleet Safety Awards in the large fleet division. This is the 12th time the company has been honored with the award.


Bison takes seventh ATA safety award

November 23, 2017 by elizabeth

ARLINGTON, VA – Canadian fleet Bison Transport has been named the winner of the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) National Truck Safety Contest.
The cross-border carrier won first place for the seventh consecutive year for having the lowest U.S. Department of Transportation recordable accident rate in the 100 million miles category.


Bison’s Rob Penner named TCA chairman

March 30, 2017 by sehui

NASHVILLE, TN – Rob Penner, president and Chief Executive Officer of Bison Transport, has been named chaiman of the Truckload Carrier Association (TCA) for the 2017-2018 term.

Penner, the second Canadian to ever hold a chairman position with the TCA, took the stage at the association’s annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee, and began by cracking a joke that he’d be the first chairman in a long time without an accent.

“It is truly a privilege to serve you all as the chairman of the TCA,” said Penner. “Eight or nine years ago I got a call from TCA past chairman Kevin Burch, to see if I had any interest in becoming an officer here. This association and the opportunity to get involved and to know many of you has provided tremendous value to me personally, as well as to our company, Bison Transport.”


Bison receives Best Large Fleet to Drive For award

March 28, 2017 by sehui

NASHVILLE, TN – Winnipeg-based Bison Transport has won the 2017 Overall Best Fleet to Drive For Award in the large carrier category as part of the 2017 Best Fleets to Drive for program.


Bison Transport Changes Up Leadership

September 10, 2015 by sehui

WINNIPEG — Bison Transport this week announced it made several changes to its executive leadership team.