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Bison Transport Celebrates 40th Anniversary

WINNIPEG, Man. - Bison Transport is celebrating 40 years on the road this year. The company, owned by Duncan M. Jessiman, has risen from modest beginnings to become one of Canada's top transportation ...


WINNIPEG, Man. –Bison Transport is celebrating 40 years on the road this year. The company, owned by Duncan M. Jessiman, has risen from modest beginnings to become one of Canada’s top transportation companies. The business began in the late 1960s when Duncan’s father Peter started running a local cartage and warehouse operation in Winnipeg that became Jessiman Brothers Cartage Limited. Duncan soon learned the ropes of the family business and after graduating from the University of Manitoba, he started up his own company, Bison Transport, in May 1969.

Though it began as an 18-truck, 32-employee operation, Bison now operates more than 1,050 tractors, 3,000 trailers and employs almost 1,600 professional drivers and transportation staff. Operating terminals throughout Canada, Bison runs several divisions, including dry van, long combination vehicle, refrigerated, asset-based logistics, intermodal, and warehousing and distribution.

“We’ve made a commitment to people in our mission, our culture and our daily processes, and we’re proud to continue on that path,” Jessiman said.


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