Truck News

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    Fleets exploring data to improve truck drivers’ lives

    November 25, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – Technology has allowed fleets to greatly improve truck drivers’ lives by digitizing their workflow and taking onerous paperwork off their plates.

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    How to deal with the dreaded RFP when trucking

    October 17, 2019 12:00AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Carriers hate’em. Shippers say, gotta have’em. The dreaded request for proposal (RFP) was again a hot topic of debate at this year’s Surface Transportation Summit, held Oct. 16 at the International Centre.

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    Opinion: Fleet safety begins at home

    October 7, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    Fleet yards are designed to be safe spaces. It’s where trucking activities can be segregated from the outside world. There are still dangers, though.

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    Truck driver safety risks are not limited to the highway

    September 30, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — Sharp Transportation driver Chris Hesch died on the job, but not on the road. Those left behind want other fleets to understand the risks.

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    Bison Transport goes for gold with people-first strategy

    July 5, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    WINNIPEG, Man. — Bison Transport is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and a focus on people remains central to the award-winning strategy recognized by TCA, Trucking HR Canada, and others.

  • 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

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    Bison’s Nemeth secures TCA driving honor for a job she loves

    April 1, 2019 12:00AM by Sonia Straface

    WINNIPEG, Man. — The saying goes, if you choose a job that you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. And that rings true for Ester Nemeth – a lifelong truck driver who has been crowned the Truckload Carriers Association’s Company Driver of the Year.

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    Sponsored The People Person: Linda Young

    January 1, 2019 12:00AM by Emily Atkins

    Linda Young is Bison’s vice-president of human resources and people development, and also serves as chairwoman of Trucking HR Canada.

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    Break Down the Breakdowns: Controlling on-road maintenance

    September 6, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. —  Mike Gomes, the vice-president of maintenance for Bison Transport, summarizes his fleet’s on-road repair process in six simple words: “Truck broke. Fix truck. Send money.” It’s a joke, of course, but there’s still a ring of truth to it. Each step in the process – especially as it relates to controlling costs – makes a roadside breakdown much more difficult to manage than work in your own shop.

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    The Top 100: Ranking Canada’s largest for-hire fleets

    March 2, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Today’s Trucking Top 100 has become the definitive ranking of for-hire fleet sizes in Canada, offering insights into those who are adding or retracting available capacity. And the 2018 edition has been released. Rankings are based on a sum of supplied truck, tractor, and trailer counts (shown at the bottom of each listing)

  • Bison’s Rob Penner named TCA chairman

    March 30, 2017 12:00AM by Nicholas Camilleri

    NASHVILLE, TN – Rob Penner, president and Chief Executive Officer of Bison Transport, has been named chaiman of the Truckload Carrier Association (TCA) for the 2017-2018 term.

    Penner, the second Canadian to ever hold a chairman position with the TCA, took the stage at the association’s annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee, and began by cracking a joke that he’d be the first chairman in a long time without an accent.

    “It is truly a privilege to serve you all as the chairman of the TCA,” said Penner. “Eight or nine years ago I got a call from TCA past chairman Kevin Burch, to see if I had any interest in becoming an officer here. This association and the opportunity to get involved and to know many of you has provided tremendous value to me personally, as well as to our company, Bison Transport.”

  • Bison receives Best Large Fleet to Drive For award

    March 28, 2017 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    NASHVILLE, TN – Winnipeg-based Bison Transport has won the 2017 Overall Best Fleet to Drive For Award in the large carrier category as part of the 2017 Best Fleets to Drive for program.

  • Bison Transport Changes Up Leadership

    September 11, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    WINNIPEG — Bison Transport this week announced it made several changes to its executive leadership team.

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    Westport 15L Cancellation Takes Center Stage at Natural Gas Conference

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    TORONTO – Rumors that Westport Innovations was cancelling production of its 15L LNG engine were given wide exposure at the 1st Annual Natural Gas Vehicle Canada Conference yesterday.

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    Trucks For Change Changes and Grows

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    TORONTO – Trucks for Change has a Board of Directors.