WINNIPEG, Man. — Bison Transport will be reducing its corporate speed limit to 100 km/hr in order to reduce fuel consumption by its large fleet of trucks.
Speed reduction is one part of Bison’s Sustainable Transportation strategy and moves in lock-step with its corporate goal of minimizing the amount of Green House Gas emissions released into the atmosphere, company officials said.
“Safety and sustainability are the cornerstones of who we are,” said Don Streuber, president and CEO of Bison. “We have taken many steps in the past to ensure our fleet is running as efficiently as possible and reduce our carbon footprint. We have expanded our Long Combination Vehicle operation, installed idle reduction devices in all our tractors, purchased fuel efficient components for our equipment, and provided industry leading training to our fleet of drivers.”
Bison officials said the slowdown of 5 km/hr from their previous corporate speed limit will have a significant impact on the environment. Bison projects that this initiative will reduce its diesel fuel consumption by over 1 million litres of diesel fuel with a resulting reduction in Green House Gas emissions of 2.7 million kilograms.
Bison Transport is a member of Natural Resources Canada’s FleetSmart Program and was the first Canadian carrier to join the US Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transportation Partnership.
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