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Bison Transport

  • Long Road To Recovery

    January 1, 2010 by Julia Kuzeljevich & Lou Smyrlis

    Q: We have carriers on the panel from across Canada, from TL and LTL, large and small. Looking at the economy, have we hit bottom? Bruno Muller, Caron Transport: It’s fair to say it has stabilized. In Western Canada the

  • Bison Transport wins sustainability award

    December 7, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    WINNIPEG, Man. — Bison Transport will have to make room in its trophy case for yet another award – this time a sustainability award from the Manitoba Round Table for Sustainable Development. The award was presented at the Manitoba Excellence in

  • Bison develops online GHG calculator to demonstrate LCV efficiency

    November 4, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    WINNIPEG, Man. — Bison Transport has developed an online greenhouse gas emissions calculator so customers can measure the benefits of using long combination vehicles (LCVs). Bison, one of the country’s biggest proponents of LCVs, estimates turnpike doubles reduce GHG emissions by

  • Three Canadian fleets recognized as top fuel-savers by SmartWay

    October 9, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Three Canadian carriers were recognized this week by the EPA SmartWay program for significantly reducing their CO2 emissions. Thirty-seven organizations were recognized during the 2009 SmartWay Excellence Awards, including Bison Transport, Challenger Motor Freight and MacKinnon Transport.

  • Bison wins inaugural Volvo safety award for large fleets

    October 7, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Bison Transport has won the inaugural Volvo Trucks Safety Award for fleets accumulating more than 10 million miles. The award was presented today at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition. Winning the award for small

  • Bison Transport celebrates 40 years of service

    May 29, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    WINNIPEG, Man. — Bison Transport is celebrating 40 years on the road this week. The company, owned by Duncan M. Jessiman, has risen from modest beginnings to become one of Canada’s top transportation companies. The business began in the late

  • Two Canadian fleets place in TCA’s National Fleet Safety Awards

    March 16, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    ORLANDO, Fla. — The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has announced that two Canadian transport companies are winners in its 33rd Annual National Fleet Safety Awards. Based on accident frequency per million miles: MacKinnon Transport of Guelph, Ont. won the “Division

  • Bison places first with TCA for lowest accident rate

    January 30, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    WINNIPEG, Man. — Bison Transport, a three-time award winner of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) National Fleet Safety Award, has placed first in the over 100 million miles category with the lowest DOT-reportable accident rate for the third consecutive year, the

  • OTA announces convention lineup

    September 30, 2008 by Canadian Shipper

    TORONTO, Ont. — The economy will be front and center at this year’s Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) convention Nov. 20-21. This year’s convention will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Toronto. The theme is ‘Regaining our Edge.’ Award-winning industry

  • Fleets gather to discuss efficiency

    July 8, 2008 by Canadian Shipper

    MONTREAL, Que. — Project Innovation Transport (PIT), a group of fleets and government representatives aiming to improve industry efficiency, is gaining steam following its first advisory committee meeting. Participating carriers who attended the meeting included: SLH Transport; Bison Transport; Transport

  • Bison credits simulator training with stellar safety record

    June 25, 2008 by Canadian Shipper

    WINNIPEG, Man. — The aircraft industry has long used simulators to develop pilot’s aircraft handling ability and safety skills. It’s now a technology adopted by some fleets in the trucking industry, including Bison Transport, which credits simulator-based training for its

  • Bison Transport announces annual scholarship for Canadian post-secondary student

    May 28, 2008 by Canadian Shipper

    TORONTO, Ont. — Bison Transport will be sponsoring an annual scholarship of up to $1,000 in conjunction with the OTA Education Foundation. The scholarship will be awarded to a post-secondary student who demonstrates commitment to his/her academic studies and community,