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Bison Transport Develops GHG Calculator To Promote LCV Benefits

WINNIPEG, Man. - Bison Transport has developed an online greenhouse gas emissions calculator so customers can measure the benefits of using long combination vehicles (LCVs).


WINNIPEG, Man. –Bison Transport has developed an online greenhouse gas emissions calculator so customers can measure the benefits of using long combination vehicles (LCVs).

Bison, one of the country’s biggest proponents of LCVs, estimates turnpike doubles reduce GHG emissions by as much as 40% compared to single trailer over-the-road operations. In addition to operating LCVs in Western Canada, Bison is a participant in the Ontario LCV pilot project.

The calculator, available at www.bisontransport.com/environment, compares the carbon emissions of LCVs to that of single trailer operations over any given length of haul.

Bison’s own LCV fleet operates more than 15 million miles per year. The company says its GHG calculator is the latest component of its Sustainable Transportation Strategy, which also includes a speed reduction policy, idle reduction technologies and fuel-efficient components including trailer skirts.

“For Bison, our Sustainable Transportation Strategy guides each of us to seek improvement throughout all our operations and the services we deliver to our customers,” says Jeff Pries, vice-president, sales and marketing.

“It is our commitment to corporate social responsibility and our means of ensuring that we do what is right to protect our business, our jobs, our customers and our environment.”


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