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  • Canadian truckers named Highway Angels

    January 14, 2020 6:21AM by Truck News

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Three Canadian truckers have been named Highway Angels by the Truckload Carriers Association. Jeffery Zeeb and Charles Vos of Bison Transport and Linden O’Donnell of Challenger Motor Freight were honored for helping motorists in distress. Zeeb assisted

  • Five Canadian fleets win TCA safety awards

    January 13, 2020 9:45AM by Truck News

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Canadian fleets featured prominently in the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) 44th Annual Fleet Safety Awards competition. Three of six divisions were won by Canadian carriers, including: Division V (50-99.9 million miles), Groupe Robert; Division IV (25-49.9 million

  • Alberta’s new Road Knights team announced

    January 9, 2020 12:36PM by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Alberta has a new Road Knights team, made up of drivers with superior skills, impeccable records, and a passion for promoting the industry. The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) announced the new team today, which is made

  • Caron’s McJannet named HR Leader

    October 18, 2019 12:20PM by John G. Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Trucking HR Canada has named Caron Transportation Systems’ Denise McJannet as HR Leader of the Year, following an annual gala celebrating the organization’s Top Fleet Employers program. “This is a huge honor. I’m grateful to the company

  • Hydrogen fuel cells the right direction for Alberta’s trucking industry

    October 2, 2019 3:27PM by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Alberta is the perfect place to test, produce, and operate trucks that run on a hydrogen fuel cell, according to one of the lead researchers involved in the Alberta Zero-Emissions Truck Electrification Collaboration (AZETEC). Speaking to attendees

  • Manitoba carriers awarded for their safety culture

    August 28, 2019 1:51PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. –A pair of Manitoba trucking companies received some hardware recently, with Fast Lane Freight the winner of the RPM Award and Bison Transport getting SAFE Work Manitoba’s Safety Culture Award. The Manitoba Trucking Association’s (MTA) RPM Award recognizes

  • Dana Inc. provides e-Propulsion system for Alberta project

    August 1, 2019 4:25PM by Truck News-West

    MAUMEE, Ohio – Dana Inc. is providing its Spicer Electrified e-Propulsion solution with integrated TM4 Sumo HP motor-inverter system to Class 8 trucks moving freight between Calgary, Alta., and Edmonton. The effort is part of Alberta’s Zero-Emissions Truck Electrification Collaboration

  • Feature Transportation

    Bison has come a long way in 50 years

    July 8, 2019 9:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. — One of the most recognizable carriers in North America recently celebrated its 50th year in business. Bison Transportation recognized its semicentennial May 28, 50 years to the day after the company launched in Winnipeg, Man. Rob Penner,

  • AMTA holds Truck Driving Championship at new Edmonton facility

    June 25, 2019 7:48PM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Alberta’s Professional Truck Driving Championship was held in Edmonton this past weekend with winners taking home top honors in four categories. Drivers from across the province competed in the 71st annual event, hosted by the Alberta Motor

  • Manitoba’s top drivers awarded

    June 18, 2019 6:34PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) announced the winners of the Provincial Truck Driving Championship, which was held June 15 in Winnipeg, Man. First place winners make up Team Manitoba and include Bruce McKechnie of Bison Transport (single/tandem);

  • Bison celebrates 50th anniversary

    May 28, 2019 4:52PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Fifty years to the day that Duncan Jessiman launched Bison Transport by deploying 18 trucks in Winnipeg, Man., the company held numerous events at facilities across Canada to celebrate the milestone. To say the company looks vastly

  • Bison Transport mock debate takes more serious tone

    May 27, 2019 10:40PM by Derek Clouthier

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – The 24th annual Bison Transport Debate saw a panel of participants argue for and against a resolution that more oil pipelines should be built in Canada. The mock debate takes place during the Canadian Transportation Research Forum’s

  • Bison picks up Celadon intermodal business in cash transaction

    April 27, 2019 10:21AM by John G Smith

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Bison Transport has acquired Celadon’s container-on-flat-car intermodal operations in an all-cash transaction. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but Celadon reports that the division contributed US $20.2 million in revenue during 2018. Personnel, drivers, customer and supplier

  • CTA names new vice-chairman, secretary-treasurer

    March 26, 2019 3:15PM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has named Jean-Claude Fortin of JE Fortin as vice-chairman, and Greg Munden of Munden Ventures as secretary-treasurer, under a reorganization announced today. They replace Don Streuber of Bison Transport and Mark Seymour

  • Young to lead Trucking HR Canada board

    March 12, 2019 4:21PM by John G Smith

    OTTAWA, Ont. –Linda Young, the vice-president of HR and people development at Bison Transport, will lead Trucking HR Canada’s board of directors under changes unveiled today. Joining the board for the first time will be Cindy Clarke, formerly from Western