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Recognizing Achievements Encourages Excellence

The Annual Awards & Dinner Celebrations are a celebration of safety and business excellence and are the culmination of our dedication to safety and hard work throughout the year.

These awards give our people the opportunity to come together to enjoy one another’s company, enjoy a nice dinner and share some laughs. But most importantly, it’s a time to take pride in each other’s accomplishments.

 

Roger Maltman achieved Bison's highest safety milestone to date with 2.75 million safe driving miles!

This year we had over 1300 people attend these awards ceremonies which took place in all six terminal locations: Winnipeg, Mississauga, Calgary, Regina, Langley and Edmonton. A total of 990 awards were earned in 2014 and 313 award recipients were in attendance.

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Tagged with: Blooper, Accomplishments, Fun, Business, Annual Awards, Recognition, Trucking, Technician Safe Work Hours Awards, Bison Transport, Technician, Culture, Safety, Transportation, Years of Service Awards, Corporate Awards, Celebration, Communication

12 Tips For Driving In Low Visibility Conditions

Low visibility conditions often occur and can be caused by heavy snowfall, downpours, thick fog and blowing dust or smoke. Here are 12 tips for driving in low visibility conditions:

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Tagged with: Weather, Distractions, Drive, Downpours, Bison Transport, Low Visibility Conditions, Safety, Road Stories, Winter, Snowfall, Lights, Blowing, Fog

Coaching and Community - One Person’s View

As an organization, we are stronger because of our connection to many non-profit organizations, officially and unofficially. One such example is Special Olympics. Bison provides financial support, time and volunteers for both the World’s Largest Convoy in the summer and the Special Olympics float in the Santa Clause Parade. In these circumstances, employees are able to give ‘hands and feet’ support to others outside our organization that need help to reach their goals.

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Tagged with: coaches, Community, Bison Transport, Communities, Culture, Safety, teamwork, Wellness, non-profit, leaders, organizations, Special Olympics

Our New Trucks Are Amazing!

Some older Drivers may remember the first time they were issued a new tractor and how impressive it was to be blessed with an AM radio, along with a functional fresh air ceiling vent. If you were lucky, the driver’s seat was air powered, and if you were not, the windshield wipers were air powered, notorious for sticking. We have come a long way since, and the features on our new tractors are simply astounding!

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Tagged with: Bluetooth, Features, Business, Smart Transmissions, Freightliner, Trucking, Bison Transport, Safety, Transportation, Road Stories, Wellness, New Trucks

Put Your Career In Gear With Bison!

Major transformation has occurred in Maintenance over our 45 year history!

Bison has expanded from our first and only shop facility in Winnipeg and added fully functioning shops in Mississauga and Calgary. We have recently opened a shop in Langley with four Technicians, and we will be adding another four Technicians in the very near future. We strive to deliver “world class” maintenance services for our Drivers, and we continually look to improve our Driver satisfaction with all of the services we provide.

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Tagged with: Business, Heavy Duty, Trucking, Bison Transport, Technician, Culture, Transportation, Red River College, Careers, SAIT, Mechanic, Centennial College

Bison Invests in the Next Generation of Professional Drivers

There are many reasons to start your career in the transportation industry ... What's yours?

The transportation industry offers careers with stable employment options and excellent earning potential. As with most professional careers, gaining the needed experience to break into the industry can be a challenge.

The skills needed to be successful are only gained through proper training and mentorship, something not all carrier structures can support.

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Tagged with: Professional Driver, Career, Business, Driver Finishing Program, Trucking, Bison Transport, Safety, Transportation, Road Stories, Training

Anything Is Possible!

Bison Driver Glenn Schultz’s journey began in February 2012, when he found out he was a pre-diabetic. He began making the changes to improve his health and wellness. Glenn improved his diet, increased his exercise and made the decision to quit smoking. In just 3 months he was able to lose 50 lbs. and his doctor informed him he was no longer a pre-diabetic. By October 2012, he lost 100 lbs.

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Tagged with: Community, Weight, Culture, Goals, Health, Wellness, Bison Tranpsport

Shock And Awe!

I often bump into Drivers I haven’t seen in a while. Once they get over the initial shock of my weight loss they usually follow up with one or all three of these questions:

  • How did you do it?
  • What diet plan are you on?
  • How do you find time to exercise on the road?

First off, I say that first question is a long answer but a person basically needs to eat healthy and exercise. To start, cut down on breads, pop, chips, pastry, any foods with long shelf life. I say “the longer the shelf life, the shorter your life is”.

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Tagged with: Exercise, Community, Bison Transport, Culture, Health, Wellness, Diet

Family Support Is Very Important!

When I began my journey, I weighed more than a hundred pounds more and suffered chronic pain due to arthritis. It was a big challenge and not easy by any means, but I completed my first 10 km race at Kildonan Park on October 20, 2013! I ran it in 1 hour and 2 minutes and I came in 81st place out of 140 runners, not bad for my first 10 km race!

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Tagged with: Family, Community, Bison Transport, Weight, Culture, Wellness, Race

The Beginning of a New Lifestyle!

 

In February 2012, my doctor told me that I had to do something about my weight and smoking. He told me to choose one and stay committed. I was pre-diabetic, and my lifestyle had to change.

I didn't know where to start so I picked up some health books and started reading! Everything said to start slowly and make small changes and that would lead to bigger changes and challenges. During the first week I walked twice for 15 minutes. Every week after, I added 5 minutes. I also took away one bad thing in my diet every week and replaced it with one good thing. Every Saturday was my ‘Reward Day’ and I ate anything that I wanted. In my first week I lost 5 pounds. After a month I lost 17 pounds! And after 3 months I had lost 52 pounds!

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Tagged with: Lifestyle, Community, Bison Transport, Weight, Culture, Health, Wellness

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