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Video: Find the right spec’ing balance

April 23, 2018 by John Smith

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — One of the biggest challenges for any fleet manager is a spec’ing decision, looking to strike the balance between initial purchase prices and performance. Maintenance leaders from Challenger Motor Freight, Bison Transport, and Titanium Transport shared their approaches with peers at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit.

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Driver retention takes center stage at TCA

March 26, 2018 by John Smith

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Against the backdrop of a limited labor pool, trucking industry executives say listening to drivers is the key to stopping high turnover. It was a central theme during a panel discussion about driver retention at the 2018 Truckload […]

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Canadian fleets among best to drive for

January 30, 2018 by John Smith

MARKHAM, ON – Four Canadian companies have been named among the Best Fleets to Drive For, in an annual competition run by the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge. Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba, joins TransPro Freight Systems of Milton, Ontario, […]

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BCTA video profiles Driver of the Year

December 15, 2017 by Dave Nesseth

KELOWNA, BC – The British Columbia Trucking Association’s 2016 Volvo Trucks Canada Driver of the Year is Randy Kuryk of Bison Transport.

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Watch what happens when 3 Bison men drive distracted

July 7, 2017 by sehui

WINNIPEG-Bison Transport employees Mike Theissen, Navdeep Sandhu and Roberto Monaco are not only professional drivers, they’re good sports. They’re also the stars of a brand new blog just posted by Bison’s Corporate Marketing Manager Lionel Johnston, titled “So, you think you can drive distracted?”

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Bison driver named TCA Company Driver of the Year

March 29, 2017 by sehui

NASHVILLE, TN – The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) named its company driver and owner-operator of the year awards at the TCA’s annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee, on Tuesday evening.
Bison Transport driver, Murray Manuliak was awarded with the TCA’s Company Driver of the Year award during its annual awards reception.

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Bison, Big Freight take home grand prizes for fleet safety

March 29, 2017 by sehui

NASHVILLE, TN – Manitoba-based Bison Transport and Big Freight were awarded the Truckload Carriers Association’s National Fleet Safety grand prizes for small and large carriers during Tuesday’s Truckload Carriers Association’s 41st annual awards.

The awards are given to companies who display an unparalleled commitment to safety. Divisional winners were divided into six categories defined by miles driven. Those companies were then invited to compete for one of two grand prizes, one for carriers with annual mileage below 25 million miles and the other for companies who accumulate over 25 million miles.

Companies competing for the award have the lowest accident frequency ratios per million miles annually.

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IN PRINT — Top Trends: Issues that are reshaping Canada’s biggest carriers

February 22, 2017 by John Smith

Meyers Transport is gone. After 90 years in -business, and decades on Today’s Trucking’s Top 100 list of Canada’s largest for-hire carriers, the -eastern Ontario fleet shut its doors in mid-January. High capacity and aggressive rate cutting in the Less-than-Truckload (LTL) sector were blamed along with a general downturn in the region’s industrial activity. “It is sad to think there won’t be any trucks and trailers going up and down the road with ‘Meyers’ on it anymore,” observed chairwoman Natalie Meyers, part of the fourth generation in the family business. The family’s Mortrans truckload and dedicated -specialty service continues, as does Mosaic Logistics, but 190 people lost their jobs.

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Penner promoted to CEO at Bison

January 13, 2017 by John Smith

WINNIPEG, MB – Rob Penner has been promoted at Bison Transport – one of Canada’s largest fleets — where he will now serve both as president and Chief Executive Officer.

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Bison’s Fielding named Canada’s top driver at CTA

November 14, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

TORONTO, ON – Bison Transport’s Jack Fielding has been awarded the title of National Truck Driver of the Year.

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Bison’s Kuryk wins BCTA Driver of the Year

October 5, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

KELOWNA, BC – The British Columbia Trucking Association’s 2016 Volvo Trucks Canada Driver of the Year is Randy Kuryk of Bison Transport.

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Fuel economy up 3% at 17 major fleets

August 24, 2016 by John Smith

NEW YORK, NY — Seventeen major North American fleets – including Canadian-based Challenger Motor Freight and Bison Transport – boosted their fuel economy by 3% in 2015, according the Annual Fleet Fuel Study released today by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE).

Fleet-wide fuel economy increased from 6.87 to 7.06 miles per gallon (34.2 to 33.3 liters per 100 kilometers), representing the largest boost in eight years of consecutive improvements. And they saved just shy of $650 million on fuel bills when compared to the national average.

Put another way, their individual trucks saved about $6,020 per year compared to the baseline of a “business as usual” truck that reaches 6.3 miles per gallon (37.3 liters per 100 kilometers).

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Bison names new CAO and COO

August 4, 2016 by John Smith

WINNIPEG, MB – Bison Transport has introduced two new members to its executive team, naming Trevor Fridfinnson Chief Operating Officer, and Mike Ludwick Chief Administrative Officer.

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Ninth safety win for Bison as company recognized by Forbes

March 14, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

WINNIPEG, MB. – Bison Transport is busy winning left and right. While the Winnipeg company was taking home the large carrier safety award in Las Vegas for the sixth year in a row, back in Canada it was being heralded by Forbes as one of Canada’s best employers.

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Bison’s Tricco named TCA’s owner/operator of the year

March 9, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

LAS VEGAS, NV – Just one year after winning National Driver of the Year through Volvo Canada and the Canadian Trucking Alliance, Mark Tricco of Bison Transport is in the spotlight again, this time winning the Truckload Carriers Association’s 2015 Owner/Operator of the Year Award.

Tricco has been with Bison for 20 years and on the road for 15 more. He said during his award acceptance speech to the Vegas crowd that he’s “enjoyed every mile with them.” More than four million of those miles have been accident-free for the celebrated member of Bison’s Driver Advisory Board.

Tricco told the crowd that he couldn’t have had such a successful career without all the great dispatchers, fleet managers and safety managers that have helped him along the way.

The Company Driver of the Year Award went to Danny Smith of Big G Express, based out of Shelbyville, TN. Smith has driven close to three million accident-free miles over the last 35 years.

Grand prize winners took home a cheque for a cool $25,000.