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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.

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Coach shares the secrets of fleet profitability

November 14, 2018 by John Smith

BRAMPTON, Ont. – Trucking is a difficult business, but it can be profitable. Fleets that benchmark their performance against peers in the Truckload Carriers Association’s Profitability Program (TPP) have proven that.

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‘ELDs are here to stay’

November 14, 2018 by John Smith

BRAMPTON, Ont. – Electronic logging devices (ELDs) are now the law in the U.S., and Canada is approaching ever closer to a mandate of its own.
Major device suppliers are meeting in Toronto this week to explore a uniquely Canadian approach to certifying the equipment.

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‘The working conditions … are not desirable’

March 28, 2018 by John Smith

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — When it comes to labor, trucking has a marketing problem, but it may be more than that.

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Get real — and retain your drivers

March 27, 2018 by John Smith

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Basic marketing sense says you should sell your positives, but when it comes to selling your fleet to potential drivers, overselling may be causing higher turnover.

Industry experts talking driver retention and feedback at the 2018 Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) convention say broken promises lead to higher driver turnover, with a large number of drivers walking out the door before they’ve been employed a full six months.

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‘Safety is not a department, it’s a way of life’

March 27, 2018 by John Smith

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — A good record on safety is no accident. It takes a combination of commitment, planning, and action. That was a central theme during a Truckload Carriers Association presentation

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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.”

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Autonomous vehicles won’t replace drivers – yet

March 29, 2017 by sehui

NASHVILLE, TN – The technology needed to create autonomous vehicles continues to move forward, but it could still be quite awhile before self-driving become an active part of the trucking industry.

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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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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.

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Prepare for new U.S. food rules

March 28, 2017 by sehui

NASHVILLE, TN – Carriers should treat food like high-value cargo if it’s covered by new regulations under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act, legal experts have told a crowd at the annual meeting of the Truckload Carriers Association.

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Three awardees named as TCA kicks off 79th convention

March 27, 2017 by sehui

NASHVILLE, TN – The Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) 79th Annual Convention got started on Monday with an introduction of TCA president Russell Stubbs and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. Before moving on to the main session, the TCA named the winners of three awards.

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Top 7 Canadian Carriers to Drive For

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Canadians do trucking well, we’ve always known that, but now there’s even more proof. Seven of 20 companies named the best fleets to drive for by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge are Canadian.

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Yanke Drivers Help Family After Crash

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

SASKATOON – Two Yanke drivers came upon a vehicle that had collided with a moose. For their quick thinking and thoughtfulness, they’ve recieved Highway Angel status from TCA.

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Driver Saves Co-worker, Credits Mentor’s Advice

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ALEXANDRIA, VA. – “You never drive by one of your own trucks parked on the side of the road.”