If there’s one thing we can be certain about in this industry it’s the uncertainty of fuel prices. Anybody who’s ever filled up the car before a long weekend knows that spikes in fuel prices are to be expected. And for everyday driving, the trucking industry feels any price fluctuation much harder.
Tagged with: Corporate Social Responsibility
Today is International Women’s Day and a great reminder of the forces and impacts of women’s participation in the workforce.
February is I Love to Read Month for schools across Manitoba. It is a great way to encourage kids to read and expand their horizons. And, as you might know, Bison Transport is committed to fostering dynamic relationships with community groups. And I Love to Read Month is no different.
Sometimes your airbags don’t inflate or the brakes don’t release in freezing temperatures. It could be that your brake shoes are frozen to the drum or that an air line or air valve is frozen somewhere – and that’s an easy fix.
Tagged with: Safety
Road safety is important all year long but it is even more critical in the winter months when the weather can create treacherous conditions. We polled our Facebook friends and asked which are the best roads for winter driving. The responses took us literally all over the map. Here are the results.
In our continuing series called Meet the Herd, we bring you inside the Bison offices and showcase the talented folks who make a difference to our clients and our team. They are the faces you see behind the wheel of our trucks and the voices on the front lines communicating with clients and our Drivers.
In mid-2017, we published a post and video called So, You Think You Can Drive Distracted. They quickly became our most popular posts of the year.
You’re considering a career as a professional driver. Great! You're looking at a career that offers a flexible lifestyle with great pay and benefits. Plus, professional drivers are in high demand right now. Just check out our post, How Much Does a Truck Driver Make?
As safety becomes increasingly prevalent in the transportation industry, safe driving rewards programs are becoming more and more common. With drivers looking for opportunities to increase their earnings, companies are offering significant financial rewards to drivers who have a proven track record of safety on the road.
As the industry leader in safety, Bison Transport's Safe Driving Rewards Program (SDRP) was one of the first of its kind and has proven to be one of the most successful rewards programs in the transportation space. Established in 2005, Bison's SDRP has issued over $27 million in financial rewards to its Drivers since its inception.
"The Safe Driving Rewards Program gives us a monetary incentive to focus on safety, working our way up the bonus scale mile by mile, with a sense of pride," said Roger Maltman, a Bison Driver who is on pace to reach 3.5 million safe driving miles this year.
Let’s face it, the holiday season can be overwhelming. As we head into January this can also be a time where people reach an emotional low. In fact, Blue Monday has become an actual day for some people. (Then again, so has National Peanut Butter Day and National Talk Show Host Day, so this designation should be taken with a grain of salt.)