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Competition Watch (May 01, 2010)

BISON TRANSPORT has been awarded the 2010 Supply Chain and Logistics (SCL) Green Supply Chain Award. Don Streuber, president and CEO of Bison Transport, was on-hand to receive the award at the organization's annual supply chain and logistics...

BISON TRANSPORT has been awarded the 2010 Supply Chain and Logistics (SCL) Green Supply Chain Award. Don Streuber, president and CEO of Bison Transport, was on-hand to receive the award at the organization’s annual supply chain and logistics conference. The company was selected because of its ongoing commitment to reducing its CO2 and NOx emissions and in recognition of its continued efforts to improve the environmental performance of its freight operations, SCL announced. “As one of Canada’s largest transportation companies, we have a responsibility to our customers, and to the communities in which we operate when it comes to delivering eco-friendly transportation solutions,” said Streuber. “We do this by combining state-of-the-art technology with computer-based training to ensure that our fleet and our drivers are the most fuel-efficient on the road.” Among other initiatives, Bison runs fuel-efficient tires, transmissions and engines, equips trailers with side fairings and adds auxiliary power units to tractors. Bison also operates long combination vehicles (LCVs) wherever possible to reduce emissions by as much as 40%, the company claims.

CHALLENGER MOTOR FREIGHT has taken delivery of 300 identically-spec’d Stoughton trailers supplied by Trailers Canada. Each trailer comes equipped with side fairings, wide-base tires and a pintle hook, which makes the trailers suitable for long-combination vehicle (LCV) configurations. Company president Dan Einwechter said he’ll have 300 more such trailers by year end, providing capacity of up to 1,200 LCVs if he should deploy each one as the lead trailer of an LCV configuration. “From our perspective, we know we need to become a bigger player in the LCV business out west,” the Challenger boss told MotorTruck. “We needed some new trailers and because the trailer industry is still in a depressed state, it was the right time to buy the equipment at the right price.” The company has taken delivery of 150 Volvo VNs (with a mix of pre-and post-EPA2010 engines) and will be placing orders for as many as 486 tractors to replace those coming due for replacement over the next 18 months.

MEYERS TRANSPORTATION SERVICES has announced the promotion of two senior managers to the positions of executive vice-president. Roman Slugocki and Dave Scott, both long-time members of the Meyers Transportation executive team, have garnered promotions, the company announced. Slugocki will continue focusing on the LTL, truckload and cartage operations in his expanded role with the company. He has been with Meyers for more than 10 years and in the transportation industry for 33 years. Scott, in his new role, will focus on further developing pricing, IT systems, maintenance and logistics services, the company announced. Scott has been in the industry for 25 years. Family-owned Meyers Transportation was recently passed on to Jacquie and Natalie Meyers, who oversee operations today.

SCHNEIDER NATIONAL is equipping its entire tractor fleet with aerodynamic wheel covers. The fleet expects to save more than 1.8 million gallons of diesel by using the Deflecktor Aero Wheel Cover on the drive positions of more than 12,000 tractors. Schneider said it’s still determining whether to outfit trailers with the wheel covers. Schneider has already equipped 1,500 tractors with the fuel-saving devices and is the first trucking company to use the Deflecktor wheel covers.



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