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.
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.
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.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — When it comes to labor, trucking has a marketing problem, but it may be more than that.
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.
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
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ALEXANDRIA, VA. – “You never drive by one of your own trucks parked on the side of the road.”