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    Video: Find the right spec’ing balance

    April 23, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — One of the biggest challenges for any fleet manager is a spec’ing decision, looking to strike the balance between initial purchase prices and performance. Maintenance leaders from Challenger Motor Freight, Bison Transport, and Titanium Transport shared their approaches with peers at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit.

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    Canadian fleets among best to drive for

    January 30, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    MARKHAM, ON – Four Canadian companies have been named among the Best Fleets to Drive For, in an annual competition run by the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge. Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba, joins TransPro Freight Systems of Milton, Ontario,

  • Watch what happens when 3 Bison men drive distracted

    July 7, 2017 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    WINNIPEG-Bison Transport employees Mike Theissen, Navdeep Sandhu and Roberto Monaco are not only professional drivers, they’re good sports. They’re also the stars of a brand new blog just posted by Bison’s Corporate Marketing Manager Lionel Johnston, titled “So, you think you can drive distracted?”

  • Bison driver named TCA Company Driver of the Year

    March 29, 2017 12:00AM by Nicholas Camilleri

    NASHVILLE, TN – The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) named its company driver and owner-operator of the year awards at the TCA’s annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee, on Tuesday evening.
    Bison Transport driver, Murray Manuliak was awarded with the TCA’s Company Driver of the Year award during its annual awards reception.

  • Bison, Big Freight take home grand prizes for fleet safety

    March 29, 2017 12:00AM by Nicholas Camilleri

    NASHVILLE, TN – Manitoba-based Bison Transport and Big Freight were awarded the Truckload Carriers Association’s National Fleet Safety grand prizes for small and large carriers during Tuesday’s Truckload Carriers Association’s 41st annual awards.

    The awards are given to companies who display an unparalleled commitment to safety. Divisional winners were divided into six categories defined by miles driven. Those companies were then invited to compete for one of two grand prizes, one for carriers with annual mileage below 25 million miles and the other for companies who accumulate over 25 million miles.

    Companies competing for the award have the lowest accident frequency ratios per million miles annually.

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    IN PRINT — Top Trends: Issues that are reshaping Canada’s biggest carriers

    February 23, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    Meyers Transport is gone. After 90 years in -business, and decades on Today’s Trucking’s Top 100 list of Canada’s largest for-hire carriers, the -eastern Ontario fleet shut its doors in mid-January. High capacity and aggressive rate cutting in the Less-than-Truckload (LTL) sector were blamed along with a general downturn in the region’s industrial activity. “It is sad to think there won’t be any trucks and trailers going up and down the road with ‘Meyers’ on it anymore,” observed chairwoman Natalie Meyers, part of the fourth generation in the family business. The family’s Mortrans truckload and dedicated -specialty service continues, as does Mosaic Logistics, but 190 people lost their jobs.

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    Penner promoted to CEO at Bison

    January 13, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    WINNIPEG, MB – Rob Penner has been promoted at Bison Transport – one of Canada’s largest fleets — where he will now serve both as president and Chief Executive Officer.

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    Fuel economy up 3% at 17 major fleets

    August 24, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    NEW YORK, NY — Seventeen major North American fleets – including Canadian-based Challenger Motor Freight and Bison Transport – boosted their fuel economy by 3% in 2015, according the Annual Fleet Fuel Study released today by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE).

    Fleet-wide fuel economy increased from 6.87 to 7.06 miles per gallon (34.2 to 33.3 liters per 100 kilometers), representing the largest boost in eight years of consecutive improvements. And they saved just shy of $650 million on fuel bills when compared to the national average.

    Put another way, their individual trucks saved about $6,020 per year compared to the baseline of a “business as usual” truck that reaches 6.3 miles per gallon (37.3 liters per 100 kilometers).

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    Bison names new CAO and COO

    August 4, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    WINNIPEG, MB – Bison Transport has introduced two new members to its executive team, naming Trevor Fridfinnson Chief Operating Officer, and Mike Ludwick Chief Administrative Officer.

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    Bison tests high-tech low-vibe driver seats

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    Bison is partnering with Bose to find out if new high-tech seats contribute to driver satisfaction and retention.

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    Bison hauls in another safety award

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    LAS VEGAS — Bison Transport’s safety record in 2008 earned the carrier top spot in a new safety award launched by Volvo Trucks North America.

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    Bison teams with OTA for scholarship opportunity

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    TORONTO — Bison Transport is partnering with the OTA Education Foundation to sponsor an annual scholarship of up to $1,000 for post-secondary education.

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    10,000 Steps to Health

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    Bison drivers Cynthia and George Sutherland are rolling proof that serious weight loss is possible, with surprising little change in lifestyle.

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    Canucks load up on truckload awards

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Traditionally, a couple of Canadian carriers fare well at the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) annual safety awards and this year was no different.

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    Manitoba Truckers Elect Bison’s Norm Blagden as President

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    WINNIPEG – Greg Arndt of Jade Transport Ltd.and Gary Arnold from Arnold Bros. Transport also take seats.