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In Detail: The Food Safety Modernization Act and What Shippers Need to Know



The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is said to be “one of the most sweeping reforms to food safety laws in more than 70 years.” It was signed into law by President Obama in 2011, and aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.

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Tagged with: Bison business, FSMA, Food Safety Modernization Act

Bison Has a Corporate Culture to Admire

You've met Roger, a professional Company Driver with Bison, a few times already. Earlier this month, Roger was invited to attend Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures Conference and Awards Gala to represent Bison alongside a few other company ambassadors. He shared his experience with us, and we thought we'd share it with you, too. Enjoy! 

It's a brisk early March morning in downtown Toronto. I've just stepped off the subway at Union Station. I do this trip often, but this time, I left my truck behind and flew in on the redeye from Calgary. Across the street I'm checking into the historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel. No, I'm not going to see the Blue Jays, they're still in Dunedin playing spring training games. I'm not here to see the upstart, young Maple Leafs squad either. I'm attending the Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Culture Conference and Awards Gala.

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Celebrating Our People: Bison’s Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration

Here at Bison, empowering our people is listed first in our mission statement. Informally, we celebrate the achievements of our people each and every day, but we take one night a year to formally recognize the accomplishments of our Drivers and staff with our Annual Dinner & Awards Celebrations, which take place in each of our terminals across Canada. These awards are meant to celebrate our Drivers’ and Technicians’ hard work and commitment to safety, and to recognize our dedicated office staff that work tirelessly to support our Drivers and push our organization forward.

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The New “Normal”: Proud to be a woman in trucking

Bison Transport women at the Women with Drive Leadership Summit

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 3rd annual Trucking HR Canada’s Women With Drive (WWD) Leadership Summit. To sum it up in just one word is difficult, but if I had to do it, I’d say “pride”. I’m proud to be among hundreds of people in our industry who strive to achieve significant change in the demographic pool of our companies and make a difference in the lives of other women.

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Tagged with: Women with Drive, Women in Trucking, International Women's Day

Top 5 Ways for Drivers to Increase Fuel Efficiency

There are a number of ways Drivers can alter their habits to increase fuel efficiency while on the road!

With fuel prices on the rise, Drivers and carriers are looking for ways to increase fuel efficiency. While improvements in truck technology can help increase a truck’s fuel economy, driver behaviour largely impacts fuel consumption resulting in financial savings and less time filling up at the pump.

Bison has put together the top five ways Drivers can increase their fuel efficiency on the road. We hope you’ll find them helpful.

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Tagged with: Business, Sustainability, Driver Tips, Environment, Fuel Efficiency

Bison's LCVs reduce greenhouse gas emissions

LCVs increase weight per mile, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The Long Combination Vehicle (LCV) network continues to expand in Canada with the recent government program expansion in Ontario at the beginning of the year. This allows more LCVs to be on the road and helps us to reduce our carbon footprint even more! In 2016, Bison LCV's drove 21 per cent of our more than 144,000,000 total miles, and the expansion means we can have even more LCVs on the road.

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Tagged with: Business, Long Combination Vehicle, Sustainability, LCV, Bison driving

5 Reasons Shippers Should Care About Electronic Logging Devices

ELDs will not only affect both drivers and but shippers too.

As the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate looms closer, it’s clear to see why professional drivers should care. As the rule comes into play, here are five ways the ELD mandate is likely to impact our industry.

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A-Z on ELDs: A Driver’s Guide to Electronic Logging Devices

The recent electronic logging device (ELD) mandate in the United States has been met with plenty of pushback from professional drivers, who are worried the new regulation will increase driver harassment.

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Tagged with: Business, Safety, Technology, ELDs, Electronic Logging Device Mandate, Electronic Logging Devices

LCV program expansion in Ontario is good news for Bison

The expansion to the LCV program in Ontario is good news for Bison Transport and the entire transportation industry.

At the end of January, the Province of Ontario announced that they were clearing the way for more Long Combination Vehicles (LCVs), eliminating the cap of 16 permits per carrier and only allowing 100 carriers in the program. New vehicle configurations and more highways on which the vehicles can travel have also been introduced.

From Bison’s perspective, the LCV expansion in Ontario is positive for Drivers, shippers, and the general motoring public.

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Tagged with: Business, Bison Transport, Sustainability, LCV, Long Combination Vehicles

3 ways to a flexible trucking career that works for you!

Does the New Year have you resolving to spend more time with your family and doing the things that you love, while still earning a regular income?

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Tagged with: Road Stories, Careers, Bison careers, Drive For Bison, flexible truck driving jobs

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