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Three's A Crowd: Bison Drivers Claim Provincial Driver Of The Year Awards

In addition to all three Bison companies – Bison Transport, Britton Transport and Searcy Trucking – winning the Volvo Safety Award, Bison has completed another Volvo safety trifecta, as three of our Drivers have been recognized as Volvo Canada’s Driver of the Year in their respective provinces this year.

Roger Maltman (Manitoba), Randy Kuryk (British Columbia) and Vern Stratton (Alberta) were each recognized as their provincial Volvo Trucks Canada Driver of the Year for 2016, a result of their exemplary professionalism both on and off the road.

Roger Maltman, who joined Bison in 1994, was selected by the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) from a pool of 10-15 drivers who “epitomize excellence in the trucking industry.”

“Roger has been a model of consistency in our organization,” said Garth Pitzel, Director of Safety and Driver Development. “He has represented Bison and the transportation industry with the utmost professionalism throughout his illustrious career.”

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Tagged with: Bison, Business, Bison Transport, Culture, Safety, Careers, Volvo Trucks, Driver of the Year, Volvo, Volvo Canada, Volvo Driver of the Year

Rising To The Challenge: Blazing Bisons Raise Over $170,000

With the sun hardly over the horizon, more than 100 Bison employees, family and friends laced up their sneakers and took part in CancerCare Manitoba's 9th annual Challenge for Life last Saturday, "Walking It" and "Working It" en route to our organization's most successful fundraising initiative to date. The "Blazing Bisons," led by Sarah-Jane Perrier, a claims administrator at Bison whose incredible story was featured on our blog earlier this year, combined to raise over $170,000, with donations still rolling in. "We pride ourselves on being leaders in our industry and in the community," Perrier said. "As a group, with support from everyone in our company, the Blazing Bison team has brought in an unbelievable $173,578.00 and counting. There aren’t enough words to express my gratitude to those who participated, those who donated and everyone who helped out. We accomplished something amazing!"
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Tagged with: Bison, Bison Cares, Business, Community, Bison Transport, Culture, Wellness, Challenge For Life, Blazing Bisons, CancerCare Manitoba

Becoming An Owner Operator: What It's Like To Be Your Own Boss

Making the decision to become an Owner Operator truck driver can be a complicated one, but Bison is providing you with several resources to keep you as informed as possible as you determine whether being an Owner Operator is the right choice for you.

We recently shared an infographic showing the pros and cons of being a Company Driver and an Owner Operator, and have also released a video series featuring one of our Owner Operators:

Meet Muhammad. He is a professional Driver and has been an Owner Operator with Bison since 2015 and has over 350,000 safe driving miles. In this series, Muhammad talks about: preparing meals on the road, the misconceptions of Owner Operator earnings, the perks of being an Owner Operator and what it's like to be your own boss.

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Tagged with: Canadian Trucking, Business, Bison Transport, Culture, Careers, Owner Operator, Owner Operator careers, Owner Operator Jobs

Blazing Toward A Cure: Bison Teams Up To End Cancer

With CancerCare Manitoba's Challenge for Life event set to take place this weekend, the Blazing Bisons are in the final stages of a fundraising campaign that has spanned several months and put them at the top of the corporate standings!

Having raised over $100,000 already, the Blazing Bisons are the top corporate team participating in the Challenge for Life and that number includes only the individual fundraising efforts. Bison's Challenge for Life team members have put in countless hours raising money through a variety of initiatives, from baking cupcakes to making quilts.

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Tagged with: Bison Cares, Canadian Trucking, Community, Bison Transport, Culture, Wellness, Challenge For Life, fundraising, Cancer, CancerCare Manitoba

Company Driver or Owner Operator? What is the best role for you?

Professional truck drivers are often unsung heroes. We rarely stop to thank a driver for safely bringing our groceries, clothing and all the other items that support us to market. At Bison, we like to think that trucking is the backbone of the Canadian economy. Being a professional Driver is an honourable and very important profession, and it also provides a great career for thousands of Canadians.

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