COMPETITION WATCH: Bison set to receive 200 heated trailers for LCV operation

WINNIPEG, Man. — Bison Transport’s order of 200 new 53-ft heated trailers is set to arrive early this month. The addition of these new units will be added to Bison’s existing 3,000-plus fleet of dry, heated, refrigerated and multi-temp trailers. Bison is touting the new group of trailers as being “the ultimate in environmental stewardship,” which each unit outfitted with aerodynamic trailer fairings and pintle hooks for the company’s long combination vehicle (LCV) operation.

In addition to the new trailers, Bison will also be replacing about 300 of its tractors this year in an effort to improve fuel efficiency and green its fleet, the company announced.

“We’ve seen an increasing demand across our network for temperature-controlled trailer equipment, and the addition of 200 heated trailers will ensure we are well positioned to serve our customer’s needs today and in the future,” said Bison president and CEO Don Streuber. “The tractor acquisitions are an upgrading of our existing company tractor fleet and the best example of over-the-road environmental responsibility in the market today. We remain committed to doing what is right in all facets of our business. This includes how we treat our people, how we serve our customers, our approach to safety, and our responsibility to environmental sustainability.”

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