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Roger Maltman Becomes First Bison Driver To Achieve 3 Million Consecutive Safe Miles

Bison Transport is excited to announce that Roger Maltman of Winnipeg has become its first driver to complete three million consecutive accident-free miles.

Roger has been a company driver at Bison since September 1994 and has explored many different lanes throughout his 21-year career with us. He reached the milestone on his way to Calgary on Tuesday.

“Ultimately it’s me behind the wheel, but there are a large group of people doing their jobs with expertise, which enables me to do mine at a high performance level,” Roger said. “We have the best equipment there is and a great operations staff.”

Roger has run 1.8 million of his safe miles as part of Bison’s long combination vehicle (LCV) network, hauling two 53-foot trailers simultaneously with a single tractor. Long combination vehicles are cost-effective, induce less stress on the highway system and are environmentally superior in terms of fuel consumption and Greenhouse gas emissions.

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Tagged with: Bison, Canadian Trucking, Trucking, Bison Transport, Culture, Safety, Transportation, Road Stories, Careers, LCV

CentrePort (Part IV): Impact On The Trucking Industry

As Canada’s first tri-modal inland port and Foreign Trade Zone, CentrePort offers direct access to national and international rail, truck and air cargo operations.

More than just a trade centre, CentrePort expects to bring major change to the Winnipeg landscape, driving economic growth and adding value to the community.

We sat down with CentrePort President and CEO, Diane Gray, to learn more about North America’s largest inland port and the impact it could have on the local community and North America’s transportation industry. As a transportation leader, Bison Transport is heavily invested in the development of our industry and we are excited to partner with CentrePort as we continue to drive our economy.

This is the final instalment in our four-part series:

CentrePort and the Trucking Industry

While CentrePort certainly has the potential to make a positive impact on a much larger community, there will obviously be a very direct impact on companies like Bison and the trucking industry - with 70 per cent of the industry already located in the CentrePort area.

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Tagged with: CentrePort, Foreign Trade Zone, Canadian Trucking, Business, Community, Trucking, Bison Transport, CentrePort Canada Way

CentrePort (Part III): Sustainability And The Community

 

Gray announces CentrePort's involvement in the "Trees for Tomorrow" initiative.
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Tagged with: CentrePort, Business, Logistics, Community, Transportation, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Infrastructure, Job opportunities

Cheers To New Beginnings: Mission And Core Values Refresh

 

Bison President and COO, Rob Penner, officially announces our new Mission and Core Values.

A New Year often brings fresh new beginnings and hope for a bright future. This New Year, Bison resolves to freshen our direction as a business, culture, and industry leader and ensure that there is strategic alignment with the work we all do every single day.

Our Mission Statement and Core Values are intended to guide our decision-making, problem-solving and priority setting as we deliver each load, serve each customer and colleague, maintain our equipment, and ensure we return home safely. They define our purpose and our actions. They are the reason we come to work and what we stand for.

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Tagged with: Bison, Canadian Trucking, Business, Trucking, Bison Transport, Culture, Core Values, Sustainability, Careers, Mission Statement

CentrePort (Part II): Growth And The Economy

 

Gray and former Prime Minister Stephen Harper in China as first containers are received from CentrePort.

As Canada’s first tri-modal inland port and Foreign Trade Zone, CentrePort offers direct access to national and international rail, truck and air cargo operations.

More than just a trade centre, CentrePort expects to bring major change to the Winnipeg landscape, driving economic growth and adding value to the community.

We sat down with CentrePort President and CEO, Diane Gray, to learn more about North America’s largest inland port and the impact it could have on the local community and North America’s transportation industry. As a transportation leader, Bison Transport is heavily invested in the development of our industry and we are excited to partner with CentrePort as we continue to drive our economy.

This is the second installment in our four-part series:

Growing CentrePort’s Business

With support very high for CentrePort, Gray and her team are focused on accelerating growth as they continue to add to the 43 tenants they already have on the property.

The port has been working with real estate companies and other economic development agencies to identify companies who may be interested in coming to CentrePort and the result is a business plan that lists 71 prospects targeted over the next five years.

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Tagged with: CentrePort, Economy, Canadian Economy, Business, Advanced Manufacturing, Logistics, Agribusiness, Trade Centre, Community, Transportation

CentrePort (Part I): The Birth And The Future

 

As Canada’s first tri-modal inland port and Foreign Trade Zone, CentrePort offers direct access to national and international rail, truck and air cargo operations.

More than just a trade centre, CentrePort expects to bring major change to the Winnipeg landscape, driving economic growth and adding value to the community.

We sat down with CentrePort President and CEO, Diane Gray, to learn more about North America’s largest inland port and the impact it could have on the local community and North America’s transportation industry. As a transportation leader, Bison Transport is heavily invested in the development of our industry and we are excited to partner with CentrePort as we continue to drive our economy.

This is the first installment in our four-part series:

The Birth of CentrePort

What makes CentrePort unique is that the port was not simply a government initiative, but an idea that came from the local business community.

In trying to gain a better understanding of the feasibility of such a development, all levels of government brought together a cross section of organizations - from local businesses to post-secondary institutions and transportation associations to community leaders - and the results were astounding.

According to Gray, support for the new development was unanimous and CentrePort was born.

“The plan was initiated and implemented very quickly,” Gray said. “Maybe more quickly than any project in the history of Manitoba that had been germinated outside of government.”

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Tagged with: CentrePort, Foreign Trade Zone, Business, Logistics, rail park, Community, Winnipeg, Transportation

We Move Goods…Now We Must Move Ourselves

It's ironic, isn’t it? We are in the movement business, transporting freight across North America, yet we are so focused on the movement of goods that we often neglect our own need for movement. Similar to the cobbler’s kids not having shoes, I guess.

But it doesn’t have to be that way as, with the help of some innovative technology, it’s become easier than ever for professional Drivers to exercise while on the road. I won't pretend to be an expert on health and wellness, and I don't play one on TV either, however, I have noticed a mind shift in the trucking industry and its Drivers when it comes to the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle.

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Tagged with: Healthy Trucker, Canadian Trucking, Trucking, Bison Transport, Technology, Careers, Wellness, FIT System

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